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Hello Primate Readers,

I know that Jo and I have been on hiatus, and most of you know that it’s because we’ve been building and opening a yoga studio in Spring TX (or Houston for those who like to think in Metro-area terms). Well, I just wanted to let everyone know that we are NOW OPEN and ready to share the wonderful experience of yoga with you! Now, for a little shameless self-plugging 🙂

We have a NEW STUDENT SPECIAL! All students new to the studio (which, right now is everyone) can get your first month of unlimited classes for $50! Anyone who knows yoga studios, knows that is a steal! So come in NOW!!!

We are also offering a GRAND OPENING REFERRAL BONUS! For all current members of the studio (see the above New Student Special in order to become a member of the studio), we’re offering a referral bonus of $25 for everyone you refer into the studio which purchases a New Student Special! Of course, you must remind your friend to list YOU as ‘how they heard about Cherry Blossom Yoga’ on their liability waiver so we know who to give the credit to 😉 This offer is valid from now until May 1, 2010 – so get your friends in now!

And to entice you a little further, you’ve all seen the pics of the build-out…but here’s some of the final product 🙂

A few shots of our Vegan, Handmade, and Fair Trade boutique items…

And for an overall view..

After the boutique, you walk down the hallway into Studio A. The front studio is slightly smaller, enough room for maybe 10-12 students…

Then, either choosing to walk through the flower doors, or continue down the hallway into Studio B (cool names for the studios to come). The back studio is slightly larger, accommodating up to perhaps 15-18 students…

As you enter the back of the space, you can pick up any props you may need for class, change clothes in the dressing area, leave your bags and such in a cubbie to keep the studio space free and clear, or use the facilities.

So pop into the studio, take a class..a tour..or treat yourself to some handmade soaps or candles from the boutique – 100% vegan & 100% cruelty-free. And if you’re looking for something for yourself or your significant other..a pair of Fair Trade earrings, and a 100% recycled glass jewelry dish to hold said earrings would be a sweet treat for your sweetie 😉

Thanks for your patience, and I promise…we will be back to recipes soon 🙂


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Apologies and News

Hello Primate followers!!! So so so sorry for the long hiatus. I can’t apologize enough… But it’ll all be worth it when you hear the news. Jo and I are opening a yoga studio in Houston (well, technically Spring TX, but seriously for those who know, there’s really no distinction when using ‘the google’). Our studio is called Cherry Blossom Yoga 🙂

Right now, we’re in the build-out/construction phase – and not only is our posting suffering, but my diet is suffering as well. I haven’t cooked anything in almost a month. The other night I made some rice and beans, but Dad and I have been living on burritos and sandwiches for the last few weeks. Ugh, I can hear my body screaming for veggies..but there just isn’t any time. The construction crew consists of me the whole week and Dad Thursday through Sunday, and then mom comes in on the weekends to help out. So needless to say, it’s slow going with a crew of 3! It’s exhausting but fun and exciting… hopefully the build-out will be complete in a couple weeks and then I can get back to posting deliciousness for everyone out there 🙂

So to keep you appeased until I can post again, here are the photos of progress on the studio. With a fresh coat of paint and some new walls, it seems like a whole new place! And I apologize for the graininess of some of the photos – these were all taken on my iPhone..and sometimes it’s not the greatest of quality.

Dad begins putting up the front wall that’ll distinguish the boutique from the studios.

This paint (which is going in the back dressing rooms as an accent wall, and in the bathroom), when I opened it looked just like a melted bar of Dagoba…and when I stirred it, it stirred just like melted ganache – can you say food/chocolate on the brain?! This was about a week and a half in (meaning it had been about 2-3 weeks since I’d had a home-cooked meal). And looking at the photo of the paint in the tray makes me think of a giant peanut butter cup….

The front boutique area is all painted and ready to be trimmed out with baseboards and window trim. It’ll be a completely vegan and fair-trade artisan boutique that’ll feature items such as Soy Candles by Phebes and various items from NOVICA!The last wall that’s going up is going to be finished 100% this morning (2/19/10)!! All the heavy lifting will be complete and Dad can move on to fun stuff like light fixtures and then flooring (oh wait, I’m in charge of flooring…but first I must tape and float the last wall. wohoo…)

If you want to follow day to day progress, check us out on Facebook – Cherry Blossom Yoga! And if you’re in the NW Houston area, we’re looking to open by mid-March (when we get closer, I’ll have a better idea of exact date)…tell your friends, and join us for the opening. (now for additional shameless self-plugging) We’re offering a new student special: $50 unlimited classes for your first month! Come as much as you want, any time, any class! Check out our website for more updates. And as I interview more teachers and we get the schedule filled out, I’ll be posting the schedule.

Thanks again for your patience…

-Sara and Jo (new entrepreneurs)


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