The Yoga Tree Gardner, MA
In Fall of 2015, driven by the inner desire to bring the transformative practice of yoga to the Gardner community, Jessica and I began our journey of creating what is now The Yoga Tree. Along the way we were met with the support and conditions that allowed The Tree to manifest beyond an intention and to take shape, becoming the beautiful space that serves us today. Since the doors opened in April 2016, The Tree has become so much more than a space; supported by each of you it has blossomed into a beautiful community for transformation, acceptance, growth, healing, friendship, oh! and yoga too!
Our initial vision was to create a studio that could sustain in downtown Gardner. Now here we are, three years later, with a business that is thriving. Jessica and I began this as a labor of love; knowing the time spent teaching and running the business would take any spaces in our already full lives. In the early days, you would see our boys taking class or patiently lingering in the lobby or the back room while we attended to the studio. Those boys are now in middle school, and we’ve come to realize that the days are long, but the years are short.
As we carefully assessed the needs of the studio, as it continues along its pattern of growth, as well as the needs of each of our lives outside of the studio, we came to realize that our lives as well as our hearts are overflowing. For this reason, Jessica and I have decided to give the task of tending to the growth of the tree to Jennifer Peck. As of September 1st, Jennifer will be the sole owner of The Yoga Tree.
Many of you already know Jennifer as one of our teachers. She began her teaching journey at The Yoga Tree and has since taught our Gentle/ Beginner classes and our beginner’s workshops. She has greeted many of you as you first stepped onto your mat. Her love of yoga, the compassion she brings to her classes and her students, and the years she spent in corporate America before becoming a full-time yoga teacher makes her not only capable, but in our eyes and heart, the right person to take the lead.
The studio you love will continue to be here for you. The teachers you love and trust, including Jessica and myself, will remain on the schedule. Jennifer is committed to keeping the heart of the tree alive, well and growing. We will be closed August 31st through September 2nd reopening September 3rd to accommodate the transition.
Jessica and Kara