Local spotlight

Local spotlight
While about 40% of yoga studios across the country closed during the pandemic,
Yogadurango found a way to stay open and continue to safely serve the community. Last
summer, the popular local yoga studio offered creative spins on outdoor classes. They even
addressed the unique stressors of the times by offering outdoor song circles and workshops
to directly address feelings of grief, anxiety, and fatigue surrounding the pandemic and
heightened social justice activism.
 
"Not only was it necessary to get creative to sustain as a business;' says owner Sheryl
McGourty, "but also encouraged us to!"
 
One of the most popular Yogadurango experiences was the class offered at James Ranch.
Participants practiced yoga and then almost always enjoyed shopping at the local James
Ranch market afterwards. The studio also partnered with La Plata Open Space Conservancy
to hold special events and workshops at Deer Hill Expeditions and on local conservation
property.
 
Classes also enjoyed their practice at Two Bears Farm and Durango's Organic Parks - allowing
Sheryl to bridge her love for mindful movement with her experience on the Organics Park
Task Force, educating her class about the practices of organically managing parks.
As the weather cooled down and COVID cases began to rise, the studio pivoted once
again to find a way to offer engaging online zoom classes that maintained the essence of
connectivity. Once it was safe to do so, they then slowly opened their doors again, offering
a hybrid online and in-studio masked option for students eager to return to the mat.
Due to their flexibility, commitment to clients, and their support of our wonderful
community, Yogadurango was among the top three businesses nominated for Local First's
 
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOGADURANGO VISIT: YOGADURANGO.COM
 
 

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