A Eulogy for Nourish

July 4, 2020

Did you ever experience Nourish? Did you ever walk through its doors to be greeted warmly by a friendly and familiar face, to be recognized by name, to be seen for who you are? Did you ever experience the safety of its space? Were you ever warmed by the fire of the orange walls or calmed by the depth of the walls of sky blue? Did you ever look around to see, or listen to hear, the way that people regarded one another there, with familiarity, with authenticity, with respect? Did you ever sit and have a cup of tea? Noodle over a puzzle piece or 2? Thumb through the gratitude journal? Discover a new book? Did you ever make a friend there? Or deepen a friendship?

 Did you ever sit with Jocelyn, tell her what you feared to say out loud, anticipating judgment and scorn, only to be surprised by feeling esteemed and honored by her belief in you? Were you ever handed a diagnosis by a doctor with little to no guidance and in that sea of uncertainty find a lifeline to the shore of health and wellness? Did you ever go in for a massage thinking that it would just feel good for an hour, but come out discovering yourself anew?

Did you ever stand in the foyer and listen to a class upstairs burst into spontaneous laughter? Did you ever bop your head or sing along to a song from a yoga class playlist? Did you ever feel like a kid again? Playful? Imaginative? Less afraid of change? Were you ever at first frustrated when Victor answered your question with a question only to discover that the answer was in the reflection? Did you ever sit in meditation and find your perception shifted by the thoughtfulness of a teacher’s words? Were you ever late to class, think to yourself that it wasn’t worth the trip, find yourself hurriedly coming up the stairs, and after class feel as though that was just the right amount of practice? Did you learn to stand on your head there? Or learn the power of your own breath? Or the value of quiet? Or the meaning of being honest with yourself? Did you ever look across the room during a class and smile at the faces of your peers? Did you ever ask a teacher to get you a prop only to be handed one by a fellow student? Did you ever relinquish “your spot” to someone and recognize that none of us owns a spot, that we are all just borrowing space?

Did you ever have “one of those days” transformed into something better, richer, by your time there? Were you ever made to feel like you are enough? Your best effort is enough? And at the same time feel challenged to reexamine what enough really means for you? Did you ever notice that no one pressured you to be something or someone other than who you really are? Did you ever feel like if only there was more of “this” the world would be a kinder, more caring, compassionate, mindful, honest, respectful, place? Did you ever stop to wonder what “this” is? Stop to realize that “this” is you? “This” is me? “This” is us? At our best, supporting each other in being our best? Did you ever experience Nourish? If you did, then you were in the right place at the right time. Just as here and now are the right place and time to continue to support, care for, commit to, encourage, challenge, guide, laugh with, listen to, respect, love, and nourish each other.

Yoga Classes Are Still ON! Friday 5/29 – Thursday 6/4

We are still streaming classes via Zoom. Please pay what you can for the classes that you choose to take.
Our standard per class rate is $20 per class. We recognize that some people are able to pay that amount, a few will be able to pay more, and others might need to pay less. We are grateful for whatever you are able to pay. Our preference is that you pay for class directly via Paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or Venmo:@NourishSantaCruz. However, if you wish to use the card you have on file with us please let us know how much you would like us to charge you for the class by contacting nourishsantacruz@gmail.com. Finally, while we really do need people to actually pay outright for these classes, we recognize that some students who are currently financially burdened may wish to use previously purchased class passes, which we can also accommodate.

This may be the last week that Nourish offers classes, unless we are able to find a buyer who wants to continue operations. While everything is impermanent, we can each choose to be present with what is while it is, and enjoy.

Friday 5/29/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Taylor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83020651739 )

Saturday 5/30/20

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83422959131 )

Sunday 5/31/20

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Beginning with Sara (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81535990732 )

Monday 6/1/20

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948001879 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Beginning with Taylor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84522193502 )

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Core with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83311761177

Tuesday 6/2/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82954028136 )

5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86359565636 )

Wednesday 6/3/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87365056373 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Beginning with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84707464842 )

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All Levels with Leslie (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85436793861 )

Thursday 6/4/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81007704144 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81691813315 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82007993428 )

If you’d rather take a prerecorded class there are still several available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/search/ondemand?q=nourish+santa+cruz

Messages from Jocelyn and Victor

Loving by Letting Go
By Jocelyn Dubin, CEO. President. Dietitian. Cofounder. Mother.

When talking about NOURISH with my friends and family, I have often referred to it as the second child. Like a child, it has required exquisite care and attention. Like a child, it has gone through growth spurts and growing pains. Like a child, it has shown itself to be precocious, maturing in a way that seems to outnumber its years. Like a mother, I have spent countless nights awakened by concerns for its health and well-being. Like a mother, I have felt like I am missing an appendage or have forgotten to attend to something very important when I am away from it. But as is the journey for many mothers, I have worked long and hard to foster a sense of independence in this second child of mine. I have laid the foundation for it to blossom when I am not there to watch the unfolding. My primary goal in all of this has been that it will thrive long after I have been the loving, involved, hands-on, (maybe even a bit of) a helicopter mom. Now is that time. The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shelter in place order that hindered NOURISH’s growth and threatened its existence is, in the best case scenario, a hurdle for this child to cross, not a wall that it has run up against. The financial impact of being able to operate at 25% of our normal business operations is a painful reminder that our continued existence is not promised and that sometimes surviving rather than thriving has to be good enough. But, like a mother, often our best growth as caretakers comes from realizing that we cannot control everything our children will encounter. If we have done our absolute best to raise them with love, honesty, integrity, and a supportive community, there comes a time when the best way to love them is to let go.

What Love Inspires
By Victor Dubin, CFO. Yoga Instructor. Cofounder

Love inspired us to start Nourish. Love helped Nourish grow in its early years. Love kept Nourish going even when times were hard, very hard. But it turns out that sometimes, when it comes to the survival of a business, love just isn’t enough.

The number of people who have come up to us over the years to share unsolicited stories of how their experience at Nourish has not only changed, but in many cases, saved their lives is awe inspiring. No matter how much we wish that it could, awe inspiring is not a payment option at PG&E, Santa Cruz Municipal Utilities, Fitness and Wellness Insurance, Worker’s Compensation, Federal, State, and Local Taxes, Rent, and the myriad of other expenses it takes to operate a business.

While Nourish has provided Jocelyn and I as its owners a net profit every single year that we have been in business, in order to survive the coming months and years Nourish is going to need an owner with capital reserves, the likes of which Jocelyn and I do not have. We have been willing to sacrifice our own financial well being for the survival of Nourish. We’ve gone into significant personal debt, depleted our savings for the short term and for retirement not only so that our business could survive, but to support what we saw as a crucial hub of community health and wellness for our clients, students, and Santa Cruz as a whole. For an owner who wants to consistently net profits and for whom those profits are not the sole source of household income, but instead an added bonus to loving the opportunity to serve the community, Nourish is the perfect business to buy.

It is not because we are love-poor or awe-poor that we must either hand over the ownership of Nourish to someone else or simply let it go. We are confident that there is someone out there already in our community or interested in embracing Nourish who does have capital, who’s looking for awe inspiring work, and who shares the love. That is why Nourish is now “on the market”. It is our deepest hope that even though we will not be at the helm, that Nourish will survive, grow, and thrive. Let us know if you feel the same, but more to the point if you or someone you know is ready to lead a center of awe inspiring wellness, a hub of community, a labor of love.

Yoga Classes 5/21 – 5/28

Check out this week’s schedule of live streaming yoga classes on Zoom!


We are asking that you pay what you can for the classes you take to help support Nourish. Our standard per class rate is $20 per class. We recognize that some people are able to pay that amount, a few will be able to pay more, and others might need to pay less. We are grateful for whatever you are able to pay. Our preference (because of our limited hours of staff time) is that you pay for class directly via Paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or Venmo:@NourishSantaCruz. However, if you wish to use the card you have on file with us please let us know how much you would like us to charge you for the class by contacting nourishsantacruz@gmail.com. Finally, while we really do need people to actually pay outright for these classes in order to survive, we recognize that some students who are currently financially burdened may wish to use previously purchased class passes, which we can also accommodate.

If you would like to make any additional donation to Nourish (to help us pay for rent, electricity, water, sewer, phone, internet, professional liability insurance, cleaning fees, payroll taxes, advertising, bookkeeping/accounting, credit card processing fees and/or streaming services) feel free to use the paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or venmo: @NourishSantaCruz options.

Here is the schedule for Thursday May 21st – Thursday May 28th:

Thursday 5/21/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87213388668 )

11:30 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84002858185 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87498469984 )

Friday 5/22/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Taylor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85812675021 )

Saturday 5/23/20

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81676858127 )

Sunday 5/24/20

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Beginning with Sara (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83555887047 )

Monday 5/25/20 (Memorial Day)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87887223513 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Beginning with Taylor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85710315262 )

Tuesday 5/26/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link: 
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85439066071 )

5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89828066487 )

Wednesday 5/27/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89338238034 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Beginning with Victor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83280790102 )

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All Levels with Leslie (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81098902971 )

Thursday 5/28/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87187749941 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89510119459 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88243311709 )

The value of connecting with one another while doing something healthy and productive cannot be underestimated. We (not just the Nourish teachers, but all of the students who come to classes too) appreciate your presence.

If you’d rather take a prerecorded class there are several available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/search/ondemand?q=nourish+santa+cruz


Thurs 5/14 – Thurs 5/21 Yoga Classes

NOURISH yoga classes are now available to stream LIVE on Zoom! See below for the schedule of classes with Zoom links. Enjoy!

We are asking that you pay what you can for the classes you take to help support Nourish. Our standard per class rate is $20 per class. We recognize that some people are able to pay that amount, a few will be able to pay more, and others might need to pay less. We are grateful for whatever you are able to pay. Our preference (because of our limited hours of staff time) is that you pay for class directly via Paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or Venmo:@NourishSantaCruz. However, if you wish to use the card you have on file with us please let us know how much you would like us to charge you for the class by contacting nourishsantacruz@gmail.com. Finally, while we really do need people to actually pay outright for these classes in order to survive, we recognize that some students who are currently financially burdened may wish to use previously purchased class passes, which we can also accommodate.

The reason that we are able to offer these classes at all is that on April 10th, 2020 Nourish received a small loan from the Small Business Administration which is just enough to cover paying our staff on a limited basis. We have not received any assistance in paying for all of the other expenses that allow us to continue providing the services that you have come to rely upon.

If you would like to make any additional donation to Nourish (to help us pay for rent, electricity, water, sewer, phone, internet, professional liability insurance, cleaning fees, payroll taxes, advertising, bookkeeping/accounting, credit card processing fees and/or streaming services) feel free to use the paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or venmo: @NourishSantaCruz options.

Here is the schedule for Thursday May 14th – Thursday May 21st:

Thursday 5/14/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87213388668 )

SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY! 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84002858185 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87498469984 )

Friday 5/15/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Taylor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87199926411  )

Saturday 5/16/20

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83185590117 )

Sunday 5/17/20

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Beginning with Sara (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82151173261 )

Monday 5/18/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82128988056 )

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Beginning with Taylor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87647469441  )

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. All Levels With Core Roxanne (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83864566694  )

Tuesday 5/19/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87535108546  )

5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83965602693 )

Wednesday 5/20/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82379278930 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Beginning with Victor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86817151889  )

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All Levels with Leslie (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84670421230  )

Thursday 5/21/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84434384065 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81532166116 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83739811126  )

The value of connecting with one another while doing something healthy and productive cannot be underestimated. We (not just the Nourish teachers, but all of the students who come to classes too) appreciate your presence.

If you’d rather take a prerecorded class there are several available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/search/ondemand?q=nourish+santa+cruz

Friday – Thursday: May 8th – May 14th Yoga Classes

NOURISH yoga classes are now available to stream LIVE on Zoom! See below for the schedule of classes with Zoom links. Enjoy!

We are asking that you pay what you can for the classes you take to help support Nourish. Our standard per class rate is $20 per class. We recognize that some people are able to pay that amount, a few will be able to pay more, and others might need to pay less. We are grateful for whatever you are able to pay. Our preference (because of our limited hours of staff time) is that you pay for class directly via Paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or Venmo:@NourishSantaCruz. However, if you wish to use the card you have on file with us please let us know how much you would like us to charge you for the class by contacting nourishsantacruz@gmail.com. Finally, while we really do need people to actually pay outright for these classes in order to survive, we recognize that some students who are currently financially burdened may wish to use previously purchased class passes, which we can also accommodate.

The reason that we are able to offer these classes at all is that on April 10th, 2020 Nourish received a small loan from the Small Business Administration which is just enough to cover paying our staff on a limited basis for 8 weeks. We have not received any assistance in paying for all of the other expenses that allow us to continue providing the services that you have come to rely upon.

If you would like to make any additional donation to Nourish (to help us pay for rent, electricity, water, sewer, phone, internet, professional liability insurance, cleaning fees, payroll taxes, advertising, bookkeeping/accounting, credit card processing fees and/or streaming services) feel free to use the paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or venmo: @NourishSantaCruz options.

Here is the schedule for Friday May 8th – Thursday May 14th:

Friday 5/8/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Taylor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86164226296 )

Saturday 5/9/20

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82855452778  )

Sunday 5/10/20 Happy Mother’s Day!

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Beginning with Sara (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88183664562  )

Monday 5/11/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82115791655 )

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Beginning with Taylor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82522606784 )

4:30 – 5:15 p.m. All Levels With Core Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81931382818 )

Tuesday 5/12/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84503903396 )

5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81353323745 )

Wednesday 5/13/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81807014391 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Beginning with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83237691370 )

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All Levels with Leslie (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652687436 )

Thursday 5/14/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87213388668 )

SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY! 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84002858185 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87498469984 )

The value of connecting with one another while doing something healthy and productive cannot be underestimated. We (not just the Nourish teachers, but all of the students who come to classes too) appreciate your presence.

If you’d rather take a prerecorded class there are several available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/search/ondemand?q=nourish+santa+cruz

April 30 – May 7, 2020

NOURISH yoga classes are now available to stream LIVE on Zoom! See below for the schedule of classes with Zoom links. Enjoy!

We are asking that you pay what you can for the classes you take to help support Nourish. Our standard per class rate is $20 per class. We recognize that some people are able to pay that amount, a few will be able to pay more, and others might need to pay less. We are grateful for whatever you are able to pay. Our preference (because of our limited hours of staff time) is that you pay for class directly via Paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or Venmo:@NourishSantaCruz. However, if you wish to use the card you have on file with us please let us know how much you would like us to charge you for the class by contacting nourishsantacruz@gmail.com. Finally, while we really do need people to actually pay outright for these classes in order to survive, we recognize that some students who are currently financially burdened may wish to use previously purchased class passes, which we can also accommodate.

The reason that we are able to offer these classes at all is that on April 10th, 2020 Nourish received a small loan from the Small Business Administration which is just enough to cover paying our staff on a limited basis for 8 weeks. We have not received any assistance in paying for all of the other expenses that allow us to continue providing the services that you have come to rely upon.

If you would like to make any additional donation to Nourish (to help us pay for rent, electricity, water, sewer, phone, internet, professional liability insurance, cleaning fees, payroll taxes, advertising, bookkeeping/accounting, credit card processing fees and/or streaming services) feel free to use the paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or venmo: @NourishSantaCruz options.

Here is the schedule for Thursday April 30th – Thursday May 7th:

Thursday 4/30/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83913545555 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85374649217 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509804515 )

Friday 5/1/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Taylor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88130309812 )

Saturday 5/2/20

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82924192534 )

Sunday 5/3/20

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Beginning with Sara (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85443312313 )

Monday 5/4/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86053675175)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Beginning with Taylor (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83309788163 )

Tuesday 5/5/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88501456944 )

5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82861717877 )

Wednesday 5/6/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85925817773 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Beginning with Victor (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82952432061 )

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All Levels with Leslie (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81970379289 )

Thursday 5/7/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81819179888 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87286833767 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83942434952 )

The value of connecting with one another while doing something healthy and productive cannot be underestimated. We (not just the Nourish teachers, but all of the students who come to classes too) appreciate your presence.

If you’d rather take a prerecorded class there are several available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/search/ondemand?q=nourish+santa+cruz

NOURISH yoga classes are now available LIVE on Zoom! (See below for the 4/24 – 4/30 schedule)

We are asking that you pay what you can for the classes you take to help support Nourish. Our standard per class rate is $20 per class. We recognize that some people are able to pay that amount, a few will be able to pay more, and others might need to pay less. We are grateful for whatever you are able to pay. Our preference (because of our limited hours of staff time) is that you pay for class directly via Paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or Venmo:@NourishSantaCruz. However, if you wish to use the card you have on file with us please let us know how much you would like us to charge you for the class by contacting nourishsantacruz@gmail.com. Finally, while we really do need people to actually pay outright for these classes in order to survive, we recognize that some students who are currently financially burdened may wish to use previously purchased class passes, which we can also accommodate.

The reason that we are able to offer these classes at all is that on April 10th, 2020 Nourish received a small loan from the Small Business Administration which is just enough to cover paying our staff on a limited basis for 8 weeks. We have not received any assistance in paying for all of the other expenses that allow us to continue providing the services that you have come to rely upon.

If you would like to make any additional donation to Nourish (to help us pay for rent, electricity, water, sewer, phone, internet, professional liability insurance, cleaning fees, payroll taxes, advertising, bookkeeping/accounting, credit card processing fees and/or streaming services) feel free to use the paypal: paypal.me/nourishsantacruz or venmo: @NourishSantaCruz options.

Here is the schedule for Friday April 24th – Thursday April 30th:

Friday 4/24/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Taylor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84409892227 )

Saturday 4/25/20

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84663066527 ) (Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6uvUWqlhyK6HWVSTVMPLwM?si=lh6dcOrITjCYhUjupfQ0OQ)

Sunday 4/26/20

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Beginning with Sara (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82858553449 )

Monday 4/27/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89913880124 )

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Beginning with Taylor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87946483158 )

Tuesday 4/28/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86919425333 )

5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Intermediate with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86884548145 )

Wednesday 4/29/20

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Beginning with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86364924861 ) (Spotify Playlist Link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/04jvEKG5VEaWBg5zYTup0T?si=HzqGVJ7JQOakugaEch_ncA)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. All Levels with Emily (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85752793433 )

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. All Levels with Leslie (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84378028396 )

Thursday 4/30/20

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Beginning with Roxanne (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83913545555 )

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. All Levels with Victor (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85374649217 )

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Intermediate with Randee (Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82509804515 )

The value of connecting with one another while doing something healthy and productive cannot be underestimated. We (not just the Nourish teachers, but all of the students who come to classes too) appreciate your presence.

If you’d rather take a prerecorded class there are several available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/search/ondemand?q=nourish+santa+cruz

March 16, 2020 – …

Nourish is and has been closed due to the County of Santa Cruz shelter in place order that was issued on 3/16/20: https://www.santacruzhealth.org/…/Coron…/ShelterInPlace.aspx.

To support yourself and NOURISH during this challenging time, you can access yoga classes that were filmed at NOURISH when we were still open, click here: https://vimeo.com/search?q=victor%20dubin%20yoga

To request nutrition and wellness products from NOURISH, call the NOURISH cell phone at (831) 359-5335 or email info@nourishsantacruz.com. Thousands of health and wellness items are available to be shipped directly to your home.

We wish you all safety and wellness.

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