Almost one year ago, I wrote a blog post announcing that we had signed a lease on our studio space, and that 3Tree Yoga was going to really happen. Tiffany and I had absolutely no idea what was in store for us when signing that lease. A trusted mentor had told months earlier that if we were serious about opening a yoga studio, we would "work [our] asses off." And we believed her. But the subsequent experience expanded our collective definition of working one's ass off.
We apparently didn't learn our lesson, though. After being open for less than two months at 620 S Jennings, we're once again excited to announce that we've signed a lease . . . on 618 S Jennings, the space directly next door to 3Tree. I know what you're thinking. This has kind of taken us by surprise, too.
Here's how it happened.
We got the keys to 620 on December 8, 2014 and began construction right away, ripping out anything that didn't feel like yoga (which was a lot). Not long after we started, Tiffany started mentioning how nice it would be to have use of the space next door. I thought she was crazy. We already had to pay for this place—no way our bank account would be up for that. So, we went about our renovations and created an amazing (if I do say so, which I do) yoga space that really reflects our personalities and vision for 3Tree Yoga.
I've been absolutely blown away by the level of support we've seen since opening. It wasn't long before the community behind the studio began to take on a shape of its own. This growth has really encouraged us about the future of the studio, and we began to think less about how we'd pay next month's bills and more about how to better facilitate the growth of the Fort Worth yoga community.
Last Thursday, we found out that our neighbors had fully moved out and the space was available for lease. Completely unsure of how we're going to make it work, we made an offer to our landlords and essentially doubled our square footage over night. We figure, twice the space, twice the yoga. Now that we've signed the lease, it's time to figure out what to do with the space.
As of now, the plan is to use 618 to more quickly develop aspects of 3Tree Yoga that we didn't expect to take on for a few years: teacher training, guest-taught workshops, more frequent beginners series, and full-time yoga therapy. While each of these grows to occupy the new space, we will be subletting the space when it's not in use for events and to other entrepreneurs struggling to find a jumping-off point.
Please get in touch for more details about the space—we can't wait to share it with you all!