I was trying to call Yoga Zone Damas outlet to check on the class schedule when I received this sms from a friend, “All YZ outlets closed for receivership”. I felt so sad the whole day even though I knew that this would happen. I guess I was hoping that what TJ said in the blog would happen; a new management would takeover, the teachers would be paid and all the members would be able to continue to have their classes at the outlets.
But the day has come for us to face the fact that YZ has been placed into the hands of a receiver who will decide on the fate of the company. Whether YZ will be able to survive this ordeal will depend on the financial condition of the company. But for now, all YZ outlets will remain closed.
Yoga Zone really lived up to its slogan “Yoga Zone is a Lifestyle”. Because of its affordable fees and variety and unlimited classes for its yearly and life-time members, the members have really made it their lifestyle; going to one class after another and in between or after classes, going for a body massage or foot massage. I don’t think I will be able to find another place like Yoga Zone. Where else will you be able to go for yoga everyday and attend as many classes as you want? Where else can you find a group of dedicated international and local teachers who have become your guru as well as your friend?
I really feel so sad that this is happening to YZ, the place where I went to almost everyday for my yoga practice. The place where I got to learn from some of the great teachers like Azmi, Claire, Nanci, Lila, Alex, Matthew, Indra, Angie, Serena, Dennis, Chris, Pari and Dr Ameen. Their guidance and encouragement have really helped me in my asanas. The place where I met my fellow practitioners who have become my friends, having lunch after class with them and discussing on the merit of the teachers and whose class was the best to follow.
I know it is time to move on, to find another place to practice my asanas but I can’t help feeling so sad for the loss of this place which has become "my second home".