“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees” BKS Iyangar
June 20th, 2017
On July 1st, 2017 Veronica Hupp will become the new owner of Zest Yoga Studio. This is an exciting time for the Yoga studio, the students, the teachers, and the Kula (yoga community). I am confident Ve will be a positive leader in the Yoga business here in St. Joseph. I had three viable offers for the studio, my main goal was to find a local owner instead of bringing someone in from Kansas City. I trust Ve will do a great job creating a yoga environment that supports, and is open to ALL residents in St. Joseph and surrounding communities. I hope you will all embrace and support Ve on this new journey. You can follow Ve on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/zestyogawithve/
If you read the quote above, it is spot on where I am today in my life. I have so much to offer in this yoga realm and over the past few years have had to turn away many opportunities that have come my way. My first responsibility is keeping quality classes and highly trained teachers at Zest Yoga. It also means that I wanted to make sure yoga classes were always available. This is good and challenging at the same time. It required me to say “no” when I really wanted to say “YES”. By letting go of the storefront ownership, it will allow me to say YES and expand my horizons. This is a very exciting time for me.
I will continue to own the Wellness part of the business, the Yoga Alliance Yoga School, Teacher Training, YACEU facilitator, my Private Corporate Clients, and private yoga students. I will also continue teaching on Monday and Wednesday evenings and one Saturday a month. My new business name, Stephanie Abbott, LLC and my new website (still under construction) will be stephaniemarriott.com (there seems to be more than one Steph Abbott out the universe who owns that domain, and I’m working on getting it 🙂 )
I can’t thank the amazing yogis’s and entire KULA enough for the love and support over the past 4 years, and can’t do that justice in a newsletter. I hope you will drop in and see me at one of my classes and we connect in person.
Opening this Yoga studio was a dream come true, and that doesn’t happen for everyone. I put my heart and soul in this studio, building, leading, co-conspiring, to make it the best damn yoga Kula in the area. My heart is overflowing with GRACE!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!