Georgetown's oldest yoga studio, which opened in 1997, is closing it's doors at the end of the month. Michelle Keel, Spiral Flight Yoga's owner has not been able to teach since a car accident earlier this year. "That's the part that's really hard," she told us. "We have 500 active students who are studio-less now." she continued. With her lease up at the end of June, and a desire for more space to expand, Keel decided it was time to move on.
Michelle Keel and Susie McMahan
"We're all in denial," a sentiment expressed by Susie McMahon, Georgetown resident and one shared by fellow student, Sarah Adams, "It's a bummer. Driving to yoga will be a real downer."
In two weeks, they'll be looking for new places to roll out their mats. But Wednesday evening, it was "poetry in motion" as usual in Naomi Gottlieb-Miller's class.
Keel is hopeful that her doctor will soon give her the ok to resume teaching yoga. In the meantime, she's busy with "day 15 of my 90 day plan." That plan includes starting her own consulting business to help others start and run yoga studios, something she's had more than 15 years' experience doing herself.
Stop in and say good-bye at 1825 Wisconsin Avenue.