As per a newsletter sent out Wednesday, Inspired Yoga is officially moving to the Josephine Butler Parks Center on 15th and Chapin on September 1st. Kyra says:

This new location will give us the room we need to accommodate our ever growing IY community. Classes will be held in the large ballroom on the second floor which has gorgeous views and overlooks the park. You will love the parquet floors, chandelier and fireplace. Although or schedule will change slightly, the most popular classes will be held as scheduled & we will also be adding some new lower priced classes. We  look forward to having this opportunity to offer you the same dynamic & inspired classes in a much larger and historic space.

If you’ve been to Inspired Yoga, or you haven’t, let’s support the studio in this time of transition. If you’ve ever been to a class, you know the studio is an open, welcoming environment and a strong community. I will be going to more classes than ever in support of Kyra and Inspired Yoga.

Insipired Yoga

Insipired Yoga

After a particularly sweaty yoga class Tuesday, Kyra let us know that there was a strong possibility Inspired Yoga might be moving from it’s current location at 12th and U to the Josephine Butler Parks Center at 15th and Chapin, across the street from Malcolm X Park. This change could happen on September 1st, as their lease at 12th and U will be expiring August 31st. It seemed that they’ve been having some trouble with their landlord, and while the move could be scary (will people make the 10 minute walk over to the new place?), I see a lot of potential. The new space would be significantly larger than their current one, which, while lovely, could easily get packed. The class sizes have just continued to grow in the past few months, and having more room will be good.

I will post more information once Kyra and Inspired Yoga get the official word.

And I’ve been proven wrong, by Prince of Petworth, who has confirmed the stabbing. The Park Police are handling the investigation, which is why there has been nothing on the MPD listserv. PoP has received confirmation from Jim Graham’s office and MPD. The victim is expected to survive the attack, and the suspect is still at large.

He also raises a good question of what a blogger’s responsibility is to report on unconfirmed reports of violence. I’m not sure he went about it the right way, his original post just printed an email he received from someone who passed the scene, and the title of the post presented the stabbing as fact, so if you read it quickly you would have assumed it true. The post didn’t question the reliability of the email. In the content of the post, PoP didn’t present the stabbing as fact but he also didn’t clearly point out that the story was unconfirmed either. I do appreciate that he was able to follow up (even though it was news we all didn’t want to hear, that the stabbing had happened) and post something more about the topic.

At the park

At the park

Hey, all of a sudden it’s summer! I spent the weekend chilling at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, drinking Delirium at the beer garden at Wonderland Ballroom, and got some good spring cleaning done in the apartment.  How did you enjoy the weather?