On Friday July 22nd, the shopping center where Leela Yoga Studio was operating experienced a fire which burnt down multiple businesses, which included Leela Yoga Studio.
Leela Yoga opened their doors in the summer of 2012. Lydia and Glen Lagrou opened Leela Yoga as a private practice operating out of a wellness center in the Country Village. Their studio began to outgrow its space and they transitioned their practice studio to Main Street in Bothell. Leela Yoga Studio opened with the hope of providing a welcoming community where one can practice yoga, feel empowered, and live leela.
Sanskrit Meaning – “Divine Play, sport or pastime”. Consciously moving through the game of life.
Leela has found a temporary space and plans to open their doors again on July 30th. Lydia and Glen are thankful for the outpouring support they received from the greater Seattle area yoga community. Many friends, family and even other yoga businesses offered their space and support while they rebuild.
On August 12th and 13th, Leela Yoga Studio will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary. The exact details and location are to be determined.
Letter from Lydia and Glen Lagrou:
It has been a tumultuous two days filled with a plethora of emotions and enormous outpouring of love and support. For those that haven’t heard, our studio has been lost to the Bothell fire and we are now left without a yoga home. Despite our grief, my husband and I are working tirelessly to process the situation and piece together a solution for moving forward. We are looking at all our options and will make the best decision for ourselves and for the community that has formed at our studio over the past three years. Please be patient as we form a plan.
The best way to stay updated on this plan is to follow our facebook page. We will be posting throughout this transition to keep you in the loop, but for now, we don’t have the answers to most of your questions.
We want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out expressing their concern by dropping of flowers, donating money, or just offering a shoulder to lean on. We want to say thank you for being so willing to roll up your sleeves, offer your skills to rebuild and letting us know that you are here and just as committed to seeing this community survive as we are. We will do our best to match your strength.
We are honored that many who started their yoga journey with us when we opened still consider Leela their yoga home and we are inspired and humbled by the new members who venture through the doors each day.
To donate and help rebuild Leela Yoga Studio, visit their Leela Yoga Studio Fire Fund page.
The team at Seattle Yoga News wishes Leela Yoga Studio a quick recovery from this unfortunate circumstance. May you come back stronger than before!
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