#Shaker365 : Larchmere – Abide Yoga

#Shaker365 : Larchmere – Abide Yoga


I have never felt more welcome than I do
at Abide, and I hope that everyone could feel the same way. What drew me there was
dinner one night, I guess. I mean I totally walked past the window and I was
like ‘I am opening a yoga studio here!’ Yeah, and called the number and a couple
months later Abide opened. I think that it’s wonderful that people practice yoga,
but I also think that some people are turned off by, you know, not seeing
anybody who looks like them. It’s important to me to be welcoming of
everybody who wants to practice. I think that the yoga community here gives us a
sense of support and I think it’s people that genuinely care and want to be good
to each other, and are really in it to explore ourselves and the connection we
can find there, and the connection we can find between each other. Currently, people who do yoga want to be kind of, like, in touch with their own
stuff and want to be, like, present in the world, and, umm, I think that’s … that’s an
important thing to do. Is this okay?? My experience with practicing yoga changed
since I had my children because I discovered how valuable it is to slow
down. Oh, we moved here from New York and transitioning wasn’t that hard for them
because there’s so much to do in Cleveland and in Shaker, that everyday just
seems like, you know, something really fun. I love Larchmere;
you know, it just has a little bit more of like an artsy, kind of, like,
eccentric vibe. Yeah, we all know each other. Larchmere
is dynamic and it’s full of really amazing personalities and characters and
it just really seems to attract this eclectic bunch that has passion and has
passion that they want to share with everybody else, too. Everybody seems to
get that a community takes different types of people.
I think community is a sharing – a sharing of a meal or a conversation; the sharing of a
kind acknowledgement or a practice, but strong communities are really woven from
individuals that care a lot, that genuinely care. I think that that’s what
is so welcoming about Larchmere, is that everybody kind of has a home. Yeah…