When I opened Hamsa 4 years ago, I strived to make a difference, amidst a chaotic commercial yoga scene. Hamsa was, first and foremost, about the quality of its teachers. No fancy decor, no marketing strategy, no clothes or incense shop, just a small yoga studio in yet another Beiruti building doomed to demolition. We did it all from scratch. We distributed flyers, brought our friends along, and opened with a kick. People joined from all over town, beginners and experienced alike.
Today, my teaching has evolved, my vision has changed, and my life is no longer the same. Instead of spending my time trading hours for dollars, I have many dreams to fulfil.
I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all the people who have literally stepped into Hamsa: whether you were a friend, a teacher, a family member, one of our regular yoga students whom I will surely miss, or a drop-in who chose never to come back, THANK YOU!!! You have made Hamsa what it is today. Without you, we would be nothing.
For those of you who still hold class packages, Hamsa will remain open and running with a reduced schedule until June 21st. The outcome of the space itself is still to be discussed, but we will keep you informed as soon as we know ourselves.
I wish you an exciting and fruitful year ahead,