Yoga Mat Gift Cards are Here!

santa_yogaStay away from the mall and support local by giving the gift of yoga this holiday season by purchasing a Yoga Mat gift card for your friends and family! You can purchase a package online for them and I can email you the gift card. Easy peasy.
2 weeks unlimited yoga (new students only) :: $20
5 class card :: $65
10 class card :: $120
Private lesson :: 75

Purchase at the link below – https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=11719

The Yoga Mat FOUND A HOME! We’re moving 1/1!

My family celebrating the lease signing yesterday!

My family celebrating the lease signing yesterday!

I’m ecstatic to report that THE YOGA MAT HAS FOUND A NEW HOME in the RiNo neighborhood and even crazier, we won’t have a lapse in classes! Since the announcement of our search for a space on 11/30 I have been bombarded and unbelievably humbled by the outreach from our community offering possible solutions and unlimited hugs. The kind emails sent from students and teachers were positive, uplifting and grounding when I felt hopeless.

So with that said, we’ll be moving four blocks up to 3563 Larimer St. on January 1st. A New Year, a new space. The place is great, large front windows with lots of light. Great wood floors and more space than where we are now, but small enough to keep our cozy vibe. Plus we gain a shower and an open parking lot across the street!

Logistically if you have been rushing to finish your packages by 12/30, you can slow down as we aren’t going anywhere! We will have our last class at 3060 Larimer on 12/30, only closing New Year’s Eve as we are committed to keeping you on the mat. We’ll reopen at the new location (3563 Larimer) the next day, January 1st. Current monthly members, I will be setting you up on your original billing date with the pro-rated amount for January. If you would like to make a change to your account (billing date or otherwise) please email me directly at ontheyogamat@gmail.com. Groupons and class card packages will remain current and ready to be used!

I think Annie Abrahamson said it best in her email to me, “change is necessary to grow, and there’s a reason why this little tribe of ours has been uprooted. We just have to remain hopeful. We need to attach ourselves to each other and the connections we’ve made here.” It’s without out a doubt that the strong bonds we’ve made with each other kept our local studio in business. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We will stay open, we’ll keep offering great teachers who love to teach and more than anything, we’ll keep this great group of people practicing together.

We’re stronger than ever and I’m elated that I’ll get to celebrate many more years in business serving you all. 2015 is going to be a damn good year!

Much love and gratitude,
Erin, Jared, Juna and Gibbs Hardy

With a heavy heart…

It’s with a very heavy heart that I have to announce that The Yoga Mat has lost our lease effective December 30th. On February 4th, 2015 we would have celebrated our 5 year anniversary and it’s without a doubt the happiest 5 years of my life. Through the course of opening the studio, I have gotten to know so many wonderful, supportive and uniquely passionate people. They’ve witnessed The Yoga Mat evolve from a studio based out of our living room on 22nd and Market St. to a quaint studio with 18 mats on 32nd and Larimer. They’ve watched as The Yoga Mat learned how to be a business and was there as I went through numerous personal life changes from finding my bearings in a new city after leaving NY, getting engaged and married to Jared, buying our first house, and having our first baby. To say that this community of people feels like my family, is an understatement. 

The last few months have been incredibly hard on us as we found out that the building that The Yoga Mat calls home was sold and we were in need of quickly finding a new space. Since September, I’ve carried my baby all over Denver looking for a place that would keep our students happy and practicing together. The market is crazy and the River North area is booming. We went through countless scenarios, neighborhoods, negotiations, floor plans, backup plans and sadly we’ve found ourselves without a home. 

I want to thank our regulars and teachers, you have been by us and supported this local business from the start. We couldn’t supply hot towels, branded water bottles or provide the newest hybrid yoga classes; but, we could give you attentive down-to-earth, teachers who wanted to be there, teaching you yoga. The community we created was different from anything I’ve ever been a part of, unexplainable to those that didn’t get to witness it.

I also want to thank my family, particularly my parents and my husband because without them I wouldn’t have taken the leap into this business. These people were our marketing and event planning team, our website developers, and our investors. I am so lucky to have such a dedicated in-house staff that always encourage me to keep going even when times are tough.

Logistically, I have already canceled all monthly memberships. They have been pro-rated for each individual billing date so you will only be paying for classes through the end of December. Students with class packages will still have til the end of the month to use their remaining classes. I recommend booking your classes early to save your place. I’m also talking to a neighboring local studio about possibly taking over any unused classes in hopes that everyone can still make it to the mat and use what they have purchased. If you have an unused Groupon, please contact Groupon directly for a refund. Of course if you have questions please don’t hesitate to email me at ontheyogamat@gmail.com.

I’m beyond sad writing this letter but incredibly thankful my life is full of these friendships I found while teaching at The Yoga Mat. I will continue to look for a new home for us in hopes that we can pick up where we left off. Thanks for the unwavering support and the love as we grew, I genuinely hope I find myself unrolling my mat next to you in the very near future. 

With love, 

Erin, Jared, Juna, and Gibbs Hardy

P.S. Please join us for our Farewell Class on Tuesday, December 30th from 6pm – 7:30pm. Please sign up in advance on MindBodyOnline as we’re hoping to pack the house with our yoga family.

Snow Salutes: A Yoga Workshop for Snowboarders & Skiers

snowboarding_270_02_450Taught by Erin Hardy

Saturday, December 13th 

8:30 – 10am 

The slopes are opening and what better time to learn key yoga poses to help strengthen and stretch pre and post ride then right now! This workshop is great for both skiers and snowboarders. A take-home will be given so you can keep up your mountain training at home.

Erin was featured in the December issue of Yoga Journal on this specific topic, check out her article here: http://www.yogajournal.com/slideshow/asana-snowboarders-4-poses-shred-slopes/

See you on the mat!

$25 per person // Groupons are not valid for this event.

 

Welcome Winter: Vinyasa Yin Fusion with LIVE DRUMS

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Saturday, 12/20 from 1:15 – 3:15pm 

Join April Mueller and special guest, Jay On The Drums to rhythmically transition from Fall to Winter. As we move into the yin season of Winter, our bodies need more yin activities and movements to balance our yang energy.

We will begin by deeply grounding with thirty minutes of healing yin postures, which will be held for 3-5 minutes each with the support of bolsters and other props. The rhythm of live drumming will guide you through a warming 60-minute Vinyasa flow that will connect your body and mind through your breath. To end, we will slow back down with a few final yin postures before sinking into a nice, long Savasana.

$30 per person // Groupons are not valid for this workshop

Bring Your Mustache to the Mat: Movember Donation Class

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Taught by Erin Hardy

Sunday, 11/23 from 9 – 10am 

Bring your mustache to your mat for men’s health this month by joining us for our donation class celebrating Movember.
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs.
 
Grow your best mustache or bring your best fake fur and prepare for an all level flow class played against some great man themed music ;) 
 
 
GROUPONS ARE NOT VALID FOR THIS CLASS 
SUGGESTED DONATION $15

 

Rocket Yoga Play: Inversions, Arm Balances & Transitioning with Ease Workshop with Marie Belle

TAUGHT BY MARIE BELLE

Friday, November 7th, 5-7pm

Inversions, arm balances, and transitions in our practice are empowering, playful, and very revealing of our internal and external alignment. This workshop will challenge you to help build courage, strength, and lightness while balancing on your hands.  Unlock handstand and learn fearless flying to align your energetic, muscular, and skeletal body.  Empowering arm balances, inversions and transitions will be the theme of the day to create stability, balance, and freedom. This practice will explore a deep realm of inner strength in a beautiful outward expression. Evolve your practice with creative sequencing, drills, and leave with empowered vitality and a feeling of freedom. All levels welcome.
INVESTMENT: $35 per person
Groupons can’t be redeemed for a workshop