It is with heavy hearts that we announce the permanent closure of the Radiant Light Yoga studios, Brussels and Wilrijk.
During this time when so many businesses are having to make tough decisions about how to continue operating, we are part of that same challenge.
It was our intention from the very start of this pandemic to make it through to the other side. Teachers have supported us by continuing to show up even in the most difficult of circumstances. You, our students, have showed support by stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking online classes. For the few months we were able to re-open, everyone adapted to the “new normal” in the studios. We were hanging in there.
Today, the reality is that the building in Wilrijk that houses our studio is being sold. At the same time, the Brussels studio has been suffering enormously, little financial aid from the Brussels government and a full rent to be paid every month. We have no other option but to close the books for the studios.
This is tremendously tough on us and at the same time we know that this has an effect on you as well. Some RLY students have been a part of our community for 9 years now. Although we cannot offer you the physical space any longer, it is our deepest wish to build further on what we started.
What will happen to RLY?
Radiant Light Yoga launched on the 1st of May 2012, and over these nine years we have had the pleasure of being part of your day-to-day experience. The studios have given us a home for the practice of yoga, a place to gather, to share, and to learn. Over this last year, we have seen so many examples of how this community is more than just the four walls of the studios: our shared experience of yoga, on and off the mat, is what holds us together.
Whilst the legal entity behind Radiant Light Yoga (Partners in yoga BVBA) will cease to exist, you will see that Kristen will be teaching with the RLY name and will keep the existing website and social media operating.
☀️ Teacher Trainings will continue. Both the 200 hour Fundamentals and 50 hour Restorative training are very highly regarded and the lineage that we have built will only grow stronger.
☀️ Weekly online classes, workshops and monthly free community classes (such as the Mindfulness Meditation sessions) via Zoom will be available. These will all be taught by Kristen.
How do we say Goodbye?
It is very hard to plan anything in-studio at this stage as what we can do depends on future decisions made by the government (Covid measures). Here is what we know at this time:
We will continue to offer:
☀️Online Zoom classes with the RLY team
☀️ pre-recorded video series, on our online learning platform
☀️ outside in-person classes depending on the weather
If you still have some classes left on your class pass then you can use them for any of these options. We know it is not ideal and appreciate your understanding.
If indoor activities are allowed to re-open in June then we will re-open the studios and organize in-studio classes. In Wilrijk this should be possible until the end of June, for Brussels we are unsure what our in-studio options will be as at this time. In any case, our amazing teaching team will make sure to teach as many classes or workshops as possible and we would love to welcome you! Stay tuned for more details, we will keep you updated via all communication channels.
All team activities stop at the end of June.
Finally, we want to thank you for being part of our day-to-day lives. It is truly an illustration of the meaning of yoga, of being part of a union, sharing in the interconnectedness of life. Thank you for being part of this Radiant Light experience - we could not have done it without you!
With heartfelt gratitude and love, Kristen & Lieve
Partners in Yoga/Radiant Light Yoga
Partners in yoga
Pierebeekstraat 13, Antwerp Belgium
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