LINKS + RESOURCES
Bloom is committed to providing free yoga and fitness classes on our Youtube Channel throughout the duration of the Covid-19 crisis (click here to browse / subscribe to our Channel!). Several have reached out to ask how they can support us... if you are interested in making a donation, please use the PayPal link below. All donations go directly to supporting Bloom throughout our temporary closure, and ensure that we can continue filming. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and kindness.. we love our Bloom Family!
It's been awhile since we sent out our last update! There's been a whole lot to process this month (both in our business and out within the world) and we hope that you are all staying healthy and well in the midst of it. We wanted to touch base in regards to the Governor's recent announcement that Yoga Studios will be allowed to open with restrictions during Phase 2 on June 17 (woohoo!!). Many have reached out to ask what our plans are, and have expressed their excitement to return to classes. Trust us when we say that we share all of your enthusiasm to get Bloom up and running again (we miss you all!!), and we want you to know that your support means SO MUCH to us!
While the announcement about Phase 2 was made in mid May, our hands were somewhat tied on how to plan our reopening until we received the Guidelines and Restrictions from the State. We finally received Guidelines this past weekend, and it has left us with a whole lot to consider and solve before we can move forward. We are not entirely sure what Bloom will look like upon reopening, but we do know our business model going forward will be forced to look very different than it did prior to Covid. Rest assured, we are being as flexible and adaptive as possible (we are YOGIS, after all!) and are looking at this as an adventure in innovation and creativity. At this time, we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate the very rocky road of owning a business during a pandemic.
We are percolating some exciting ideas (outdoor yoga, anyone?!) but we will need some extra time to gather all of the necessary equipment, purchase PPE, adjust and write a new safety handbook, train staff, etc. We are currently aiming to reopen by the second week of July and as soon as we have a reopening date, we will send you the details ASAP.
We love you all and we are so incredibly grateful for your continued support. We have been so uplifted by this community throughout our closure, and we could not have made it this far without you. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out, and we hope to be in touch with more information very soon!
Hi everyone! Julie, Bethany, and Morgan here! :) We are about one month into our Studio Closure, and we feel like we are finally beginning to find our "new normal." For us this means coming in to the Studio regularly to film classes, create online events and workshops, check the mail and answer emails, and connect with all of you in our Bloom Community Facebook Group. After that, life is pretty darn simple! We usually head straight home (#socialdistancing), or sometimes out into our Mediation Garden for some fresh air and sunshine.
It's been a very strange feeling to see our entire building so empty, dark, and quiet... we miss the buzz and the energy of people coming and going in the Bloom lobby, friends chatting and waving hello in the halls, the sound of yogis "om-ing" in Studio East, and the thumping bass of the fitness music over in Studio North. We miss the energy and the light of our Bloom Community, our staff, and our fellow businesses upstairs (Including our beautiful Spa, Verbena, and the amazing practitioners in the Wellness Co-Op). We have been constantly day dreaming of the days when we'll all be able to gather together here at Bloom once again - although, as of right now, we have no idea when that will be! As much as we want to reopen, we want you to know that your health and safety is the MOST important thing to us, and we will stay closed as long as necessary until conditions are safe enough to practice together again.
In the mean time, we are 100% committed to providing free classes through our YouTube account, and we've been having a blast creating this content for you! It's been a lot of fun for us, and is truly one of the biggest silver linings of this whole entire mess. You can find our full archive of classes by clicking here.
Lastly, several of you have reached out to express your thanks for these classes, and many have asked if there is a way to support us throughout our closure. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for thinking of us. At this time we do not have any intentions of creating a paid membership... everyone is going through tough times and our community needs yoga more than ever. However, we have decided to add a Donation option for those who feel interested in supporting us throughout our closure. You can find the link below! We love you all so much and we are eternally grateful for your support and generosity!
What a week it's been! The past 5 days have felt more like weeks and, although the Studio is closed, we have been busier than ever before! We've been learning new skills, getting outside of our comfort zones, and filming classes for our online Facebook Group (click here to join). In addition, we've been working hard to put together a few great events for our community - including a Food Drive for Southington Community Services this Friday, and an online "Creating a Stress Proof Mind Group" with Julie which will launch in a couple of weeks. While this experience has been filled with challenge and fear, it has also been filled with a whole lot of LOVE. We have gotten to try new things, we've been able to use our time to benefit the community, we've been on both the giving and the receiving end of some beautiful acts of kindness, and we feel closer and more connected to our Bloom Family than we ever have before. Thank you all so much for navigating this journey of life with us. We love you all!
If you have not joined our Facebook Group yet, then please be sure to check it out! We've been sharing online classes, mini Life Coaching Sessions, and more, and have many more ideas in the works for you. Follow the button below to join!
To our beautiful Bloom Family,
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the temporary closure of our Studio in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This decision has been incredibly grueling for us, and we spent hours in conversation and many sleepless nights trying to determine the best course of action. So many of you expressed your wishes for us to maintain our community during this uncertain and scary time, when you feel you need it most. However, the situation here in Connecticut is progressing quickly, with several more cases in our area reported in the last 24 hours. At this point in time, we feel it's necessary to take responsible actions to keep our community safe and healthy. This morning marked our last class offerings for the time being and we will be closed effective immediately. We have frozen all memberships and will be rescheduling several workshops, with more details as follows:
If you are a Crew Member: your Membership has been suspended and you will not see any further payments withdrawn until we reopen. We will be sending our Crew Members a separate email with more details on Suspensions, but there is no further action you need to take at this time in order to freeze your account.
If you are on a New Client Trial Pass or a 30 Day Pass - your Pass has been frozen, and you will recover all of the time left on your pass once we reopen.
For our Class Package holders, we are happy to extend the expiration dates on your passes based on the length of time we are closed. Please note that extensions have to be applied manually, so we will handle this on a case by case basis once we've reopened.
Any Workshop or Event scheduled to take place prior to April 4 has been postponed. We will be reaching out with more details.
Our Holistic Life Coach Training start date has been postponed and Julie will be emailing details.
At this time we have not set a definite reopen date, and plan to take it day by day. We will be staying in touch with more information as things proceed.
Lastly, we want to take a moment to thank you all for being a part of our community. The darkest times often bring about the most beautiful acts of humanity. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the kind words, the encouragement, the love, and the ongoing support. We know that we all need eachother now, more than ever, so while our doors are closed we have launched a free Facebook Group for our community. We plan to post virtual classes and workouts, online coaching, online guided meditation, and more. Our hope is that we can continue to stay connected and support one another in staying healthy, happy, and calm. Follow the link below to join!
We're staying connected online! Please follow the link below to join our free Facebook Group for online classes, mini coaching sessions, guided meditations, and more.