As I reflect upon the magical space that we call Yoga Hive Wisconsin, I am deeply honored and grateful to be a founder, owner, instructor, and teacher training facilitator within this community. Some of you reading this are members locally in Waupaca. Others have joined my e-newsletter journey from places far and wide.
What a journey it’s been!
When I opened the studio in January 2020, my life was so different. My home address was technically in northwest Montana, where I owned and managed three additional Yoga Hive studios. I was commuting regularly to Alaska for weeks at a time to be close to my husband who’d moved there in 2019. I was also frequently traveling to Waupaca as often as I could to be close to my dad with his ailing heath, and to assist my mom with necessary transitions.
I was constantly on the road, making no moves to settle down. Then COVID hit, just 55 days after we opened our doors — screeching halt.
Sometimes we don’t see life clearly until we finally stand still… and in an instant, life comes into focus. I experienced a sacred pause. It helped me realize that my heart — and my love for my family, and myself — was rooted in Alaska all along.
As I consider what’s next, I know in my heart that it’s time to find a new owner for our Waupaca yoga studio.
This has been a big decision for me, and one that I don’t take lightly. Above all, I am hopeful for the future of our amazing community.
In the meantime, nothing is changing!
Yoga Hive Wisconsin is still serving, creating and evolving; there is no rush. For those in Waupaca, our incredible Waupaca teaching team (who have been such a grounded force since the very start) will be at the studio daily, ready to greet you with a smile when you come to take class. You can have confidence in purchasing memberships, class packs and drop-ins. Plus, I will continue offering online courses and yoga teacher trainings — in fact, our 2023 dates for online YTT are launching next week!
We are operating business as usual — and we’re here for you. I include myself in that statement, even here from Alaska. I’m just an email or phone call away!
If you, or someone you know might have interest in being the future owner of Yoga Hive Wisconsin — or perhaps you/they want to rebrand — please reach out to me. I care so much about Yoga Hive, and I’m here to steward this process the whole way through.
Thank you, for the bottom of my heart, for the support and love during this transition to new ownership. I am filled with warmth and gratitude to know each of you are enjoying and supporting our little studio — and I know that now, more than ever, Waupaca needs yoga. We need yoga. The world needs yoga.
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Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Mollie is a cheesehead transplant to Northwest Montana, with degrees in Retail and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, she lives off the grid, half the year in a Tiny House & half the year in a yurt — both of which she and her husband, Sean, built by hand. Nonprofit Executive Director by day, Mollie also owns and teaches at Yoga Hive — a chain of community yoga studios in the valley.