It's been a busy week at the yoga centre. Most of the electrics have gone in upstairs, new doors and walls have gone up, more flooring has been pulled up and a second skip has been filled. The second studio is shaping up nicely...
The former occupiers were a Language centre and they had named each of their classrooms after famous Cambridge scientists. So at the moment Studio 1 is called Crick, after Francis Crick, who's work led to the identification of DNA. Studio 2 is currently called Newton, and the Community Studio is called Darwin. We have Hawking lying about somewhere too.
As great as this is, we won't be keeping these names, and will hopefully be coming up with something better than 'Studio 1' and 'Studio 2'. We have a few more fire doors which we will be putting on Ebay (including Hawking), so if anyone needs any please let us know.
We have also taken up all of the carpet tiles in the cloakroom and on the stairs, as well as ripping up the rather ugly yet brilliantly practical matting in the reception area. There has been a few husband and wife conversations based around practicality versus aesthetics. Aesthetics won.
The Therapy Room is also in the process of being built as I write. It is situated on the ground floor next to the Community Studio. We are going to be offering a whole range of different kinds of therapies, from Therapeutic Massage to Wellbeing Coaching.
I hope that we will also be able to offer Counselling, CBT and Psychotherapy, including in the longer term, Child Psychotherapy.
And finally, we have been busy trying to finalise the colours of our logo and are now working with a wonderful artist and designer who has really helped us to add in the depth of colour that had been missing. Once this is done we can get a move on with the shop front and the marketing, which will be really key to getting the business successfully up and running. We are now going to have 2 symbols which will represent the different elements: fire, air, water, earth and ether. The elements appear universally in spiritual traditions across the world, from Native American traditions, Shamanasim, Wicca and Paganism to Chinese Philosophical traditions. In Indian Philisophical traditions, including Yoga, Buddhism and Tantra, the five elements are known as theTattvasand are said to constitute the whole of creation. We like the idea of our logo being all-embracing. Although, not quite finished, the symbols are going to look something like this: