What About Austin Yoga Institute?

RECEIVED Sat., Dec. 29, 2012

Dear Editor,
    Page 20 of the Dec. 28 edition was a huge disappointment to Austin Yoga Institute as a 15-year resident of South Lamar Plaza [“Southern Exposure,” News]. We have occupied the strip mall you said sayonara to for longer than most of the businesses you mentioned, and we're no less stymied by the puzzle of maintaining our bearings in our changed landscape. For a decade and a half, we have offered Iyengar Yoga classes, dance, and aikido; amazing workshops with international teachers like Gabriella Giubilaro, Ramanand Patel, Rodney Yee and Manouso Manos; and vipassana/mindfulness meditation, as well as kirtan with Krishna Das. Now that South Lamar appears to be in the midst of a huge transformation and rents have tripled and quadrupled, we are as challenged as Alien Scooters, the HighBall, Big Bertha's, and the South Austin Gym to keep our doors open. We have updated our website at www.austinyoga.org, and we invite our friends to visit us at 4006 South Lamar #700, next to Tuesday Morning and Active Life Healing Center in the Brodie Oaks shopping center.
Sayonara for now,
Peggy Kelley
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