What happens behind the curtains?
TINA L. SCOTT
At 804 E. First St. in Merrill, a storefront window is blocked by curtains. Have you ever wondered what happens behind those curtains?
Kathy Johnson, a certified Svaroopa® Yoga teacher, with 20 years of teaching experience, owns and operates Rosebud Yoga Studio, LLC, in the building, and the curtains are there to afford students some privacy while in class, she explains.
“No one likes to be watched by people on the sidewalk while taking a Yoga class,” Johnson said. “That being said, there have been many a time where people are looking in through the door trying to see what a Yoga Studio looks like and maybe catching a glimpse of what poses they do in a Yoga class.”
That sparked the idea to showcase “What happens behind the curtains” on Saturday, May 14. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., some of Johnson’s students will give demonstrations in the front window of the building – in front of the curtains.
At Rosebud Yoga Studio, which opened in May 2019, “The Yoga that is taught here is not a style of Yoga where you have to be a contortionist,” Johnson said. “There are no head stands, and you are not being asked to tighten your core to get into a pose.”
“To take some of the mystery out of what kind of poses they do in class, some of the students are going to be demonstrating poses in the window,” she said. “This is your opportunity to take a peek at what happens behind the curtains in a Yoga class.”
In addition, the studio will be open to the public on Saturday, May 14, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. so visitors can come right in, see what the Yoga classroom is like, and Johnson will be there with students to answer any questions and share the benefits they’ve received from taking Yoga classes.