Just over three years ago, we decided to make a big change and moved from San Francisco to Portland.
We packed up all of our belongings (and our brand new puppy) and made the drive up north, leaving behind friends and family, and more than a decade’s worth of connections, friendships, and community.
While I instantly loved our new city, apartment, and of course our puppy (Abbie!), I was also feeling really lost. I couldn’t find a yoga studio to call home – either as a student or a teacher – and I felt very alone. I was craving community. I was hungering for a powerful yoga class. I was searching for people who would challenge me – on the mat, the trails, and in my life in general – and after a lot of failed attempts to find exactly what I was looking for, I realized I was just going to have to start from scratch. And I am so glad I did!
Since the day I decided to embark on this incredible, life changing journey to open Flex & Flow, I have dedicated my life to sharing yoga, trail running, HIIT & Flow, and most of all, growing and nurturing this amazing community. This journey has been both exciting and a little terrifying and I wouldn’t trade it for a thing.
From laying the very floorboards on which we practice (and even texturing the walls!), to hiring my first instructors, selling our first class passes, teaching my first classes, and even hosting our first teacher trainings and retreats, this experience has taught me so much and helped me grow. And I’m proud of the person I have become. And I have all of you to thank for that.
As you can probably tell, this place has become so much more to me than just another yoga studio. It’s my second home. You all are my family. And while I come for the yoga, sweaty workouts, and run buddies, the real reason I come is for all of YOU.
I love you all. And I can’t wait for another amazing year sweating, learning, growing, and laughing with all of you by my side!
Stay sweaty friends!
Nic saysJanuary 7, 2019 at 8:50 am
While I can’t move my body so well after this weekend, haha, I’m still riding that birthday high 🙂 Words can’t describe fully how grateful I am for this community. I’ve never felt anything like it.
Jamie saysJanuary 9, 2019 at 8:06 pm
LOVE YOU so much! XO