The potential of transition

When it comes down to it, our lives are ultimately a series of transitions. As the saying goes, the only constant is change.

For some of us, change can be scary, intimidating and uncomfortable, while others relish the freshness of transformation. Whether we enjoy it or not, just like in nature with the constant cycle of the seasons, change is inevitable. But the way we react to and treat change is our very own superpower. So, how will you meet change?

“Incredible change happens in life when we decide to take control of what we do have power over, instead of craving control over what we don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

In a few short days, Essence of Living will go through one of our most significant shifts and transformations yet. We’ll be moving to a purpose-built, fresh, new and parking-friendly space, just a little way down the road from our original home.

Essence opened almost 14 years ago, and for many students and teachers, it has been a safe, comfortable and transformational second home. And, while we’re sad to leave a space filled with the energy of years of practice embedded within its very walls, we are so very excited to create an even better Essence at our new home.

Owned by Michelle, the new space is solidifying her commitment to the long-term future of our students. No longer is the space rented, meaning we could be asked to leave at any point. And no longer will it be a struggle to find a park, with plenty of on-site parking!

The original Essence of Living studio will close on May 4 with a celebratory, joyous closing class set to the sounds of Avishai. This is our way of honouring the space which has brought us together for the last 14 years. Where much healing and transformation has occurred, both for our wonderful students and our brilliant teachers.

Our new studio will open its doors on Saturday, May 5 with free classes all weekend including 2-hour yin yoga workshops with Michelle and soul singer Matt Barker. Join us in celebrating and consecrating our brand new space and also pick up discounted passes and studio stock. We can’t wait to see you there.