Hello Community! This is Aryn, and if you have not met me in person yet, I am the owner of The Goddess Movement.
The Goddess Movement is traveling through a new shift, a new transition full of possibility. For the past 13 years, we have called 1919 Sumas Way our home. However, I was informed just a few weeks ago by our landlord that at the end of 2018 we will no longer be able to call this space home as our studio space will be taken over by the landlord’s expanding business.
This was shocking news, and I’ve been working hard to come up with a new pathway for the studio to thrive and continue it’s Legacy of Love. With the help of some incredibly wonderful and supportive people, I have come to realize that a shift is very much necessary, both from a personal and professional view.
I am happy to share that we will have a new home, as of January 1, 2019, for our floor-based classes like Army of Sass, Hip Hop, Funky Feels and new inspirations. This new home will be at 33775 Essendene in beautiful downtown Abbotsford. This was Barry’s School of Dance years ago and is now the new home of I-Lead Abby. The energy between the I-Lead Abby team and I was magnetic from the first meeting. We have such similar aligned missions for different demographics and we are both excited to connect our teams and communities!
In the new year, we will not be able to run aerial classes. Pole was the original movement offered through TGM and it has been such a beautiful way to deliver our mission of compassion, love and acceptance. As of right now, we cannot continue our pole or circus classes due to the overwhelming expense of renovating a new space and, in addition, the increase in rent for leased space in Abbotsford being 75-200% more than my current lease rate. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that I need to be able to be flexible and present for my family in the next year, reducing stress and financial strain. This decision was not made lightly and it has come with many tears. For those of you who have been our loyal students through the last decade, thank you, and I send this information out with a great big Aryn sized hug to you all.
This transition does have a lighter side! I am so excited to have the space both in time and finances now to be creative again. Reducing the amount of responsibility I must carry as a business owner is opening up many doors to new possibilities, new classes, new workshops, personal growth and community events, and possibly even new productions! Our studio leadership is so excited to continue our fuzzy pink bubble in our new home and we are buzzing with the excitement of possibility! I know change sometimes feels difficult, but please know that myself as well as the TGM team are already at work to bring you the kind of love-filled, soul-anchoring, spirit-lifting experience you have known to love in every new endeavor we create from January forward. This is not an ending, it is a transition full of new possibility!
CLICK HERE TO SEE A FULL LIST OF OUR “A’s” to your “Q’s” ABOUT THIS NEW TRANSITION
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO OF OUR NEW SPACE!