November 11, 2021, Veterans Day,
An Open Letter to our Community from Regina and Bob.
We are Requesting Your Assistance
It all began with love…
a love of people and a passion for fitness gave birth to a business! This beautiful baby business was named Yoga Health Center. The heart and soul of YHC is Regina French, master yoga teacher and co-owner who along with her husband Bob created this warm and welcoming space. Since opening in San Carlos 25 years ago our yoga fitness community has grown and flourished... and has found a place to call home.
Like all families and family-owned businesses, there are inevitable ups and downs over the years. As the parents of two young adult daughters who grew up along side the business, Regina and Bob can attest to the love and support, as well as the financial investment it takes to nurture and grow a family.
After twenty five years of supporting the well being of our Yoga Health Center community, we now need to reach out for help. More than anything, we want to continue to be there for you. Toward that goal, Yoga Health Center recently finalized a new long term lease with full faith we can get through this difficult time together.
Since our initial shut down in March 2020, we have been encouraged to make use of fundraising services such as GoFundMe. However, we did not want to proceed with that until our lease was completed. Now, it is time to share our hard financial reality.
The yoga fitness industry has been hit hard by COVID and we have not been spared. As a consequence, we have been operating at a significant loss throughout the pandemic. Even though we’ve taken advantage of government grants and loans, we still need to raise an additional $225,000 by June 30, 2022 to keep the business open. Please click here for our GoFundMe.
Through multiple closings and reopenings, as well as various government guidelines and mandates, we have done everything in our power to carry on. We have adapted using innovative techniques such as safety pods, streaming live classes, videos on demand, as well as new outdoor classes in local parks.
Our mission has always been to help you improve your life through yoga, fitness and good health. We are a community - we are family. We are so grateful for your love and support over the past 25 years. Thank you.
Anything you can do to help would be a blessing and very much appreciated.
Regina and Bob French
We are a family owned and operated small business located in San Carlos, CA since 1996.
Follow our fundraising progress. Click here.
What's up at Yoga Health Center?
IMPORTANT! MASK MANDATE RE-IMPOSED
The County of San Mateo has mandated the wearing of masks indoors. We will require you to wear a mask AT ALL TIMES while inside the building. Proof of vaccination required.
FREE HOT 26 CLASS FOR NEW STUDENTS on Saturdays 11:00 AM Hot 26 +.
Tell your friends! New students must register in MindBody and provide proof of vaccination by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please arrive minimum of 20 minute before class.
We are listening and will be making changes in the next few months based on what we've learned from your recent survey responses and requests. So far we have added two 6:00 am's in the past 30 days, as well as two 75 minute Hot26+ classes (from 60 minutes). Last week, Kristine returned to teach her unique Vinyasa inspired, non-heated yoga class, now offered weekly on Mondays at 4:30. Our plan is to add more non heated classes, and hybrid classes combining yoga, fitness and other practices.
Mondays, at 4:30 pm, (Non-Heated Class) Align, Breathe,and Move Yoga w/Kristine
Mondays and Wednesdays, at 6:00 am, Hot 26+ with Angela
In-Studio Class Change
Saturday, 9:00 am Hot26+ with Madison has changed to a 75 minute class
Sunday, 9:00 am Hot26+ with Regina has changed to a 75 minute class
In-Studio Class Time Change
Wednesdays, Heated Vinyasa w/Kristi will move to 6:00 pm (formerly at 5:30 pm)
Wednesdays, Iyengar w/Maria will move to 5:30 pm (formerly at 6:00 pm)
We are Back in the studio
Here is Val's Vibe Workout class in Studio 2 recently! Everyone in class was vaccinated. Masks required.
Sunday 10:15 am - Val's Vibe Workout at the Park
Monday 11:00 - Val's Vibe Workout at the Park
Tuesday 11:00 am - Val's Vibe Workout at the Park
Thursday 11:00 am - Val's Vibe Workout at the Park
YHC is currently offering 72 original On-Demand Videos from our teaching staff.
Video times range from 15 - 60 minutes.
Click here to view our entire video library (requires MindBody account).
Laurel Street has been transformed
Laurel Street has responded to the COVID pandemic by moving dining outdoors.
Yoga Health Center adapted by moving outside too.
Yoga College of California - Teacher Training
Yoga College of California is planning to offer Vinyasa Teacher training in the future. This class will be taught remotely, outside and in the studio when allowed.
If you're interested in Vinyasa Teacher training please email email@example.com.