An Open Letter to Friends, Students and Supporters of Inhale Venice
from Micheline Berry
December 26, 2016
A month and a half ago it became apparent to me that INHALE VENICE, the prior Yoga, Art & Culture project I spearheaded last May 2016 with a stellar group of local teachers, could no longer be housed at The Rose Room because of increasingly frequent class cancellations and maintenances issues caused by Rose Room outsourced rentals. So we have closed our doors, our last INHALE VENICE class @ The Rose Room was December 24th, 2016. We are forever grateful to Thomas Elliot and the whole team at The Rose Room for the transitional incubator they have provided us since last December when our priof yoga studio of 15 years suddenly closed. We needed this time to, well, Inhale ;), regroup, dream, conjure and figure out what we wanted to do together as a collective moving forward. This past year gave us that very necessary time to build our project, make alliances and solidify our relationships.
On behalf of all of us at INHALE VENICE, we thank our students from the bottom of our hearts for your love, support, presence and encouragement, through thick and thin. Mad love, respect and gratitude to the many teachers, donors, support staff and artists who generously give their gifts, art, energy and resources to this social purposed yoga, art & culture project. It was an honor to collaborate with such a thoughtful, diverse, talented, intelligent and seasoned community of humans. Our mission to create a community-driven Yoga, Art & Culture program that gives back hit home with many of you and we are grateful for the ways in which your support was able to help us offer yoga and meditation to underserved local communities.
Again we thank each and every one of you for your love and support for this past year. It’s been quite a ride! We wish you a beautiful holiday and Happy New Year! Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or ideas.
Big Love & Mad Gratitude,
Micheline & All of Us Behind the Scenes at Inhale Venice