This is truly a time of transitions for so many in our world today. Some invited and some not so much. This is surely the case at Desert Song. We have had a long term of consistency within our staff for many years. Yet things change and life unfolds as it will and we stay as present as we can to weather the changes of life. Our yoga practices keep us on track. This month we will be saying goodbye to three amazing women on our staff (at least for the time being), two who have been with us for more than 20 years. We are so grateful and honored to have had them on our staff.

Rachel has been in the office for the past few years helping us manage the studio with the absence of our operations and massage managers. She is brilliant, professional, funny, inspiring and has been an incredible asset to Desert Song. She is leaving to pursue a stronger commitment to her full time job and we will all miss her wit, organizational skills and ability to make us all laugh in the office. She will be dearly missed.

Victoria has been with us for just over 20 years and needs time to heal a shoulder injury. She has brought much wisdom, grace, compassion, and spirit to her classes and to all of us at Desert Song. She has supported our growth and vision and has helped us direct our course many times through her coaching and counsel over the years. Victoria will be missed more than she knows.

After many years of dedicated teaching Meg has decided to take a sabbatical from teaching for an undetermined duration. Meg has been teaching at Desert Song for 25 years. Marriages don’t last that long! She provided a strong foundation to the culture of Desert Song and has consistently supported staff and students with her deep wisdom and teachings. She has been an extraordinary teacher of the YTT 200 and lead the 300 hour YTT programs for many years as well. Many of her teachings will live on in the teachers and students she has taught. She will be deeply missed.

With all of these changes happening, we ask for your support in honoring and welcoming the dedicated teachers and office staff stepping into these important roles. We at Desert Song appreciate everyone who comes through our doors and want to welcome you like family. As our family changes we are so thankful for your continued support and love for all these years. It has been and continues to be an honor and a true blessing.

In gratitude,

Mary Beth

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