New Beginnings for Tranquil Space

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.—Maya Angelou

This quote has been my mantra for Tranquil Space over the past 18 years. With the help of an amazing team, we’ve sought to create a haven to nurture Washingtonians.

Yesterday YogaWorks became the new owner of my baby, Tranquil Space. Our beautiful community (note to them below) was notified of the transition shortly thereafter.

Although it’s bittersweet to pass my baby on to a new caretaker, I’m SO excited about the future of the studios under the structure and support of YogaWorks.

Here’s the press release that went out this morning. It’s so not goodbye, it’s hello to what’s to come. Bisous. x

What we call the beginning is often the end and to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.—T. S. Eliot

Dearest Tranquil Space Community,

I’m writing to share some big news. As of August 29th, both Tranquil Space studios will become part of the growing YogaWorks family of 52 studios across the country. I realize this might be surprising and want to share why I made this decision and what happens next.

I’ve often described my original vision of Tranquil Space as “the TV show Cheers sans drink.” I wanted to create a space where Washingtonians could connect with like-hearted people in a nurturing setting (hello lavender, tea and cookies) and believe that we’ve been able to build this together.

Growing this community with you over the past 18 years has been my proudest accomplishment. To witness the growth of your practices on and off the mat has been an honor. Recently, however, after experiencing various personal losses, I’ve found myself unable to give our studios all the attention they need to thrive. After much reflection, I realized the best way to take Tranquil Space to the next level and provide our team with opportunities for growth, would be to partner with a like-minded company. YogaWorks is the perfect fit. They bring 30 years of yoga experience and share our commitment to creating a holistic yoga experience and fostering community. YogaWorks will give Tranquil Space an opportunity to blossom into its next phase of growth while staying true to our shared core values: compassion, passion, initiative, creativity, community.

YogaWorks has a successful history of partnering with established studios by honoring the students’ practice and maintaining continuity of teachers and staff. This was one of the reasons I chose YogaWorks as the only company I would trust with my life’s passion and with the people I have come to view as extended family. In this recent Mindful Studio magazine article, the YogaWorks CEO, Rosanna, and I were both interviewed and emphasized our aligned vision for a successful studio.

This is a big step and fresh start for Tranquil Space. While our website and the studio name will transition in a few months to YogaWorks, our schedules, classes, workshops, and team will stay the same. Your existing memberships, class passes, online account, and password will also not change.

I want you to know I have truly loved creating our community together with you and our amazing team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support. On a personal note, I’ll be practicing yoga off the mat as a psychotherapist and will focus on growing Tranquil Space Foundation’s Pigs & Pugs Project. Of course, yoga, mindfulness, and YOU remain priorities in my life and you’ll still see me taking and teaching classes and workshops at the studios.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m forever grateful to our community and look forward to being part of your continued evolution on and off the mat. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I’m excited for what lies ahead! Namaste.

10 comments

  1. Helen says:

    What exciting news. I am happy for you and I’m sure your next adventures will be equally interesting and motivating, as well as, successful. That is one of my favorite things about following your blog. Your committment to doing good is inspiring, but your committment to enjoying and drawing financial security from your efforts makes it seem possible to live a life in that fashion. Enjoy your success and take some time to relax! You deserve it. XOXO

  2. Tracy Colvill says:

    This is a wonderful time of transition for you Kimberly! You are a very wise soul and I think that once again you have taught us all to follow the messages from the universe when it’s showing us it’s time to take a new turn on the path of life. Thank you so much for all of the care you give! Love and best wishes from Tracy in Texas

  3. Kirsten says:

    Congrats Kimberly! I am sure that was a difficult decision to make. I truly enjoyed the few sessions that I was able to attend at the DC studio. I always enjoyed the classes I did attend as well as the tea and cookies!

  4. Carolyn says:

    CONGRATS, KIMBERLY!! I’m so proud of you and honored to have been even a small part of your journey (despite never living in DC!). Can’t wait to watch your new journey. xoxo

  5. Melinda says:

    Letting our babies go on to fulfill their destiny is always a little difficult to do, but you have nurtured yours into a wonderful community that, in turn, nurtured so many of us. New beginnings are full of excitement and promise, and I look forward to seeing where your passions lead you next.

  6. Trine says:

    Kimberly you inspired me to open my own yoga studio in Copenhagen at a time when neighborhood yoga was non existent and I needed yoga in my life. When I sold my studio it felt like I cut off my left arm. It was my baby. I can only imagine the different emotion going through you these days. You are and have always been brilliant and such a pioneer and an inspiration . So more to come I am sure. Much love to you on your next fabulous journey. ❤️Trine

  7. jill abelson says:

    Congrats Angel! This is tremendous news! Tranquil Space has been a jewel for so long and so proud to have taught for you + shared memories there. I work for YW in NorCal and love their team. The studio is in very good hands. Wishing you + Tim + Mookie all the best with this new adventure. To a true pioneer and Tranquil Chick, sending you blessings and love from SF CA. Hope to see you soon!

  8. Amy Mackey says:

    Very bittersweet for you indeed. When I moved to the DC area in 2006, I searched long and hard for a yoga studio that really felt like home to me… and that was Tranquil Space! Thank you for offering such an inspiring teacher training. Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today. And I’ll never forget the kind friends I made at the studio. My love of yoga will always have its roots in Tranquil Space. 💗🌺 🙏🏻 Namaste 😊 Best wishes!

  9. Sarah Evans says:

    Awww, Kimberly…This must be so bittersweet for you! I’m so proud of you for everything you have built and am confident that great things are ahead! Namaste and big blessings, my friend 😊 Love, Sarah

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