The past 8 years have been a remarkable and amazing journey and certainly would not have been possible without you, our students. Many of you reading this notice have attended our studio since the beginning when it was located on Goldstream Avenue and doing business as Bikram Yoga Langford. We have worked tirelessly to keep our doors open and provide hot yoga on the Westshore, so it may come as a shock to you to hear that our studio will be closing its doors permanently this month. Please understand this is what we must do and is our only remaining option. The opportunity to fully transfer our lease and sell our business is not possible at this location.
Our love of yoga brought us into service as studio owners in a very big way! The time and money we have invested to date has been significant and far beyond any commitment we could have imagined at the start. We give heartfelt thanks to everyone who has ever attended our studio, and to our support staff and teachers. The studio will provide service up to and including June 24th.
If you have a current Class Pass or are a current Member of Yoga Loft Studio, services will be offered to you at Quantum Yoga Club at no cost. QYC is owned and operated by long time studio owner operator Ken Mayes. No financial compensation or consideration was provided to either QYC or Yoga Loft and QYC is under no obligation to provide services but has agreed to work with us to ensure you have the choice to continue your practice and to ease the pain of our closure by providing a welcoming home for our students. QYC is focused on community and customer service. QYC offers traditional bikram method hot yoga, hot yoga 60 minute classes, hot pilates and yin yoga and is a beautiful vibrant space at the Hudson District in downtown Victoria.
Use the above link to enable QYC to reach out to you. On this webpage you will find a warm welcome as well as information about QYC. You can also visit their website, sign up for the newsletter and Facebook Page for information about the studio. Please do this on or before July 31st to verify your contact and membership information. Both Quantum Yoga Club and Yoga Loft are working hard to minimize any disruption to your practice. However it is important to remember that it will be incumbent upon pass holders and members to contact QYC to activate any services within the time frame outlined.
This has been one of the most difficult times we have faced as a family and if there was another way we would have found it. Our studio has been a warm and welcoming space that places privacy and safety above all else. It is much more than a place to us, it is our community and as such we feel a tremendous loss. We intend to make the most of our remaining time in service and ask for your compassion and respect in all communication.
We are holding the intention to cultivate the qualities of love, acceptance, strength and kindness during our remaining time open and understand that there will be big emotions to hold space for. We are proud of the effort and accomplishments of this community and impressed with its time and efforts over the past 8 years. The studio and community has had a huge and positive impact on hundreds of lives. It has truly been an honour to serve and be part of the growth and transformation in so many lives and witness the power of yoga and community in action. Yoga will remain an important part of our lives and we encourage everyone to continue the practice of yoga and self-discovery. Please keep us in your minds and hearts along with loving memories of our time together as a community.
With love and gratitude,
John and Jacqueline Ellis