First, a sincere and heartfelt thank you for the outpouring of support and kindness received from so many of you over the last week. We are truly humbled by the care and concern from this robust community. As promised, we are writing to give you our updated thoughts and plans for next steps at JPCY. Like you, we heard Governor Baker's announcement last night about best practices to flatten the curve of Covid-19 and we continue to review the guidelines from the CDC. We have discussed and reflected and given ourselves a night's sleep to consider the path forward and here's where we are...
DOORS CLOSING TODAY
We will be closing our physical doors at JPCY at the end of today, March 16th, and no longer offering in-person classes at the studio through at least April 6th. While our hearts are a bit heavy with this shift, we feel inspired and see this as an opportunity to broaden our reach, offering yoga to ALL who need it at this time.
All existing memberships will be put on hold from today until the day we reopen for in-studio classes.
STARTING TOMORROW, EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO OUR DONATION-BASED ONLINE STUDIO!
By the end of the day today, we will post the schedule online which will include multiple LIVE STREAMED classes each day. It will most certainly be an adjustment for all - for you (our students), for our teachers, for everyone. But, we can do this! We can stay connected in practice with one another and cultivate steadiness and balance amidst the fluctuating conditions.
We are offering a
to attend our online classes - pay anywhere between $0 up to our regular drop-in rate of $20. It is important to us that everyone has access so all that we ask is that you pay what you can. We feel that this is our path forward to support and preserve community health.
BUY NOW, SPEND LATER (AND SAVE 10%)
Like so many small businesses, these conditions are presenting very real financial challenges for us. Our leadership and responsibility extends not only to you but to our family of teachers. Many of them rely entirely on teaching yoga to support themselves and their loved ones. We recognize that many of you are also contending with hard financial realities in the face of these heightened circumstances. As a way for us to steady the stream of studio income during this period, we ask those who can afford to, to consider adding credit to your studio account for future use. We will contribute an additional 10% on top of whatever amount you purchase -
for example, if you purchase $50, we will contribute an extra $5.
Account credit at JPCY never expires and can be applied toward any future purchase (e.g. classes/membership packages, workshops, retail, etc.). Similarly, if you purchase a gift certificate for someone else, we will add 10% of your gift certificate purchase back onto your studio account as credit.
To all of you near and far, we want you to know that we are with you and wishing you all an extra dose of health and comfort. We don't know exactly how long our physical doors will be closed but you can trust that we will stay in communication with you as things proceed. Thank you again for all your support and care. JPCY wouldn't be who we are without you. Please keep in touch with us as feels right. We remain here in your support through thick and thin.