Updated: January 11, 2021 10:13 PM
Created: January 11, 2021 08:51 PM
Full Circle Yoga in Duluth held its “Re-re-opening” January 11th, offering in person yoga classes for the first time since mid-November.
Erik Schnackenberg opened the business in Duluth back in March 2020 after to moving to the city from Colorado.
“We’re one of the lucky small businesses that got to open here in Duluth on March 1st and then close March 14th”, Schnackenberg said with a chuckle, “And it was a shock. It was like, ‘This is not in my business plan.’”
Schnackenberg persevered throughout the pandemic, however, first hosting virtual classes from his basement, then offering socially distant in-person classes in June that required masks, and then once again focuses on his online offerings when restrictions came back in November. Looking on the bright side, he did say he felt the pandemic did force him to expand his Full Circle’s offerings.
“So now we’re in a really good position where we have in-studio classes, 9 feet apart with masks safely, we have livestreaming so you can connect to the teachers in real time wherever you are, or you can scroll through our dozens and dozens of prerecorded classes.”
Aubrey Amborn, a yoga instructor at Full Circle, said Schnackenberg has taken every precaution and is constantly cleaning and setting out tape markers for distance to ensure it’s safe for students. She also said that Schnackenberg has been incredibly flexible and will only have instructors return to in-person teaching when they feel comfortable.
Schnackenberg said he couldn’t have made it this far without the help and support of the community and all the students who stayed with the studio throughout 2020.
Full Circle Yoga’s full offerings, including a Yoga Teacher Training certification class to be held in February, can be found at their website.
The studio is located at 1907 West Superior St. in Duluth.
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