Whole Life Yoga–Fifteen Years and Counting.


OMG  I can’t believe I missed Whole Life Yoga’s 15th anniversary!  We opened on October 12, 2001, about a month after my father’s death.  I didn’t think Dad approved of my decision to quit my management job at Microsoft and open a yoga studio until the day of his funeral. During the eulogy, the pastor mentioned how proud my father was that his daughter decided to dedicate her life to helping others. That sentence has kept me going for the past fifteen years.

So many things have happened since then….

  • Literally thousands of people have come through our door to take yoga classes.  Almost 15,000 unique individuals, by my best estimate.  WOW!  Fifteen thousand people that we’ve impacted, hopefully for the better.
  • We’ve hosted fourteen teacher trainings, which represents well  over 250 yoga teachers that have been certified in the Viniyoga lineage.
  • We’ve donated classes to hundreds of nonprofits for auctions and other events.
  • We’ve held fundraising events for nonprofits, neighborhood businesses, and friends struggling with illness.

When I opened the studio, the longest I’d stayed with any career was five years. The fact that I still work at Whole Life Yoga after fifteen years is nothing short of astounding.

Running a small business hasn’t been easy, and to be honest, some days I wonder how many more years I have left in me.  But I can honestly say there’s nothing I’m more proud of in my life.  Thank you to all of you who have been a part of this journey.

Tracy Weber

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14 thoughts on “Whole Life Yoga–Fifteen Years and Counting.

  1. Sarah

    Thank you so much for opening your studio 15 years ago, Tracy! I have learned so much from you in the teacher trainings and continue to learn from you. I am so grateful to have you and the Whole Life Yoga tribe in my life.

  2. Marcie Leek

    I am so proud to be a Whole Life graduate, and so grateful for every layer of what it means to be a Whole Life graduate! I trust Viniyoga and my training fully and completely, and I have been deeply impacted in the best of ways by my classmates/friends/colleagues and you, Tracy. Lucky, lucky, lucky us.

  3. Heidi Mair

    Thank you Tracy! My life changed for the better the minute I walked through the doors of Whole Life Yoga. Not only have I been transformed by this community of healing, but I am now helping others learn the beauty & power of Viniyoga. What a deep practice & tradition! I feel honored & blessed.

    Every time a student thanks me, I thank you in my heart.



  4. Matt Nadler

    Thank you Tracy. Little did I know how the teacher training I had with you 10+ years ago would transform my life. Your dedication, devotion and love of yoga – especially viniyoga – has profoundly impacted my life and the lives of so many of my students. Rarely do I lead a class without your voice and wise words echoing in my mind.


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