Dear Bernal Yoga Community,
It is with hearts full of gratitude to each of you and an immense amount of sadness that we inform you that Bernal Yoga closed permanently on September 15, 2020.
The intensity of the uncertainty these past few months has been all-encompassing. At first, there was hope that the forced closure would be temporary and short-lived. And then, there was a chance that restrictions would ease by mid-August. Now, almost six months later, the lifting of restrictions for yoga-related businesses has no clear end in sight. We came to the painstaking decision that there is not a realistic path forward. Bernal Yoga kept its doors open for 19 years, and we had so hoped that there would be many more years to come. And yet, here we are.
Closing due to a global pandemic may be the reality, but it will not be the legacy of this very special place.
After all, Bernal Yoga has been a cherished gathering place for so many. It’s where practices started and grew, and it’s a place where friends met and supported each other through joys and challenges. Thanks to all of you, the studio thrived as a place of connection, growth, and transformation.
While we feel the devastating loss and have sadness in our hearts, we hold dear the many memories and the friendships that we made.
Edith Wharton wrote, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” We hope you’ll continue to be a positive force of change in these times and someone who spreads light.
Thank you for all the ways you have touched our lives. May you be safe and well.
Savonn & Bill (Bernal Yoga’s founders and owners)
Information About Bernal Yoga Closing
I have classes left on my pass. Can I get a refund?
We are unfortunately unable to provide refunds on any existing passes.
How do I stay in touch with the instructors?
You can find contact information for many of our instructors on our Instructors page.
I heard about your Portland studio, Sellwood Yoga. Can I take classes there?
Yes, you can. Sellwood Yoga, our Portland based studio, is a completely separate business from Bernal Yoga. We have always remarked about how much the two studios share as far as being community focused and full of passionate instructors and amazing students. Many of Sellwood Yoga’s classes have already been a part of Bernal Yoga’s live stream schedule. We (Savonn and Bill) and other Sellwood Yoga instructors have really enjoyed sharing virtual space with students from both communities.
You can see Sellwood Yoga’s full schedule here and sign up directly to take a class or buy a new pass.
We can also make arrangements to transfer your Bernal Yoga pass to a Sellwood Yoga one. In order to do that, please email email@example.com.