We received the following email from a student today and asked permission to share it with you:
Since yoga is all about breathing, having smoke in the room interferes with the entire foundation of our practice. Moreover, for me, it’s not just a matter of personal preference – I have asthma, I’m allergic to tobacco smoke, and both exercise and tobacco smoke (especially when the smoke is present in an enclosed space) trigger my asthma. So, when someone smokes on the way to yoga (I’ve seen someone smoking in their car before class), it disrupts my practice to the point that what should be an hour of relaxation is instead an hour-long struggle to keep my airway from constricting. Thank you for your attention to this matter.”
Aspire is welcome to everyone. We also want to offer a welcoming and smoke-free environment for every student who attends class at our studio. Please be courteous and mindful of those around you.