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Hello Yoga Forest friends,
This coronavirus pandemic is causing such challenges and changes for all of us - some with good results others not so much.  I am struggling to find the right words to write to you all but it has become clear to me that due to financial constraints I must close the Yoga Forest studio.  I am sorry for us all as it has been such a great gathering ground for yoga, meditation, friendships, and other fun events over the years.  My fellow teachers and I are sad and will very much miss sharing our laughter, tears and of course our classes with you all.  
So many events we have shared over the years since February of 2008 when I opened the Yoga Hus in Scandia.   Many of you came to both studios when they were both operating for a time when the Yoga Forest opened in November of 2012.   We hosted so many different events over the years: belly dancing, Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates, Meditation, various yoga workshops, yoga for kids, yoga for dudes, SUP Yoga, broke the Guinness Book World Record when I taught SUP yoga to 313 yogis on Forest Lake, Yoga Barre, Yoga Teacher Training (of which many of those 10 students went on to teach at the Yoga Forest!), community education classes and the list goes on.  We have made such great connections with you awesome yogis over the years- not seeing you all has been hard lately and now knowing that the studio is closing makes it even harder.   
We are definitely planning a gathering(s) this summer to reunite, mediate, practice yoga, eat awesome food, enjoy music...we will make this known once this kind of group gathering is not considered unsafe - and the weather is more favorable.   

This Yoga Forest website will stay up and running and it will promote online yoga and local events and activities by local yogis and friends in the area.  We will get through this and there will still be yoga happening - for now just not at the current brick and mortar location. 

Where to Yoga Now?
Chris: I will continue with online classes as I have found that I really enjoy doing them. I will use this platform to teach yoga workshops & trainings and to help promote future yoga retreats - for hopefully 2021??!!  I will still teach FL Community Education classes and for sure some outdoor classes this summer in the community. Online classes with Chris:

SuZanne G. - SuZanne will continue to teach in the community. You can follow her at You Are Enough Yoga on Facebook or email her at for her schedule. She is teaching in the park outside very soon.

Mariah -Follow her on Instagram at @theycallthewindyoga or her website

I know some of you have pre-purchased class packages and I will be going through the individual accounts to see what you have left.  I will connect with you directly and see if you would be interested in shifting any credit to my online class offerings.  If not, I will of course reimburse you.  

NOTE: Day Change!! Sunday May 17  from 3:00pm-5:00pmI will also be selling yoga props and furniture at the studio  I will put together a list of items for sale to share with you and will open the studio for a socially distant shopping experience.  For sale I have 14 chairs, office desk, office chair, IKEA shelf unit, balance circles, hand weights, big and small bolsters, yoga blocks, blankets and straps.
Thank you for your years of support and friendship!!

The warmest wishes to you from Chris & all of us at the Yoga Forest-
Chris, Jane, Jes, Suzanne M, SuZanne G, Joyce, Angi, Jill, Mariah

Classes are approximately 50 minutes.  You will need to log into the online platform at the time of the class - these livestream classes are FREE

Here is the link for the live stream classes:

If you are joining my live-stream from a desktop or laptop please use CHROME or FIREFOX or SAFARI browsers.
If you are using an iPad or iPhone, you must use SAFARI.  Open your browser and login to your Namastream site.
Click on your "Events" tab in the top right corner where you will see all of your upcoming events listed.
At the designated start time, click the "Join Session" button. The button will remain grey until I start the live-stream (it will then be orange). 

There is also paid content for monthly membership, Beta membership unlimited classes for 7 months AND now Online Yoga Training with me and my yoga friends!