Save BYSJ Pledge Drive
Organized by: Bikram Yoga San Jose
Chris and I crystallized a dream 2 ½ years ago to open this beautiful big studio for all of us growing from a small space to what is now our state of the art, world class Bikram Yoga home. As we all know and agree, it is wonderful and full of our one of a kind community energy. BUT, it is very expensive. Unfortunately there is a lot of debt that we still carry from the build-out. Our total cost rang up close to $1 million while we put away a lot of that debt, we have a good 25% left that we are struggling to tackle while keeping up with current expenses.
In order to continue with the high level of standards and environment we have all come to love, we need your help. There is a sense of urgency here. We can’t keep up with debt expense and current expenses. Our vendors have been supportive but it is no longer possible to take advantage of that generosity. Chris and I can’t seem to fulfill these final obligations fast enough on our own with the amazing resources we’ve been afforded. It’s been too much.
We have come together in so many situations as a community, helping Chris and various worthy charities, that perhaps we can come together now and help BYSJ.
We are asking for your financial support.
Along with our in-house tough measures to further conquer this debt problem, we have set up a fundraising campaign, Pledge to BYSJ. We are declaring a goal of $250,000 to get current with priority expenses and pay off ALL the lingering debt. Each week, BYSJ will provide an update with amounts collected with reports on rent, expenses and debt services paid off. It’s our last hurdle to conquer as we move into more years of great yoga that all of you have come to know so deeply and experience well, everyday! We have more to do, more people to welcome and more of life to live enriched by this practice in THIS home!
I am happy to answer any questions and feel blessed that I can come to you with vulnerability and integrity. Chris and I both have grateful hearts – now we are courageously reaching out in efforts to fundraise for BYSJ.
Michele, BYSJ Owner and Director