A letter from Danielle LePore, to the Powerflow Community
Dear Powerflow Yoga Community,
On November 30th, my family along with our Powerflow Yoga community suffered a tremendous loss with the sudden passing of my husband and our beloved founder Jerry LePore.
Our world was turned upside down and our hearts were shattered. My stepsons and I are still picking up the pieces and finding our footing in this new reality. I appreciate your patience as it took time for me to catch my breath and find the right words to share with you. I am truly astounded by the outpouring of love, support and unwavering dedication from this community.
Thank you to the managers, teachers, karma yogis and all the staff who went above and beyond to hold this business together and keep things running smoothly amidst so much uncertainty, all while processing your own shock and grief. You were the grounding force that gave me some comfort and peace of mind when my head was spinning and I didn’t know which way was up.
Thank you to the wonderful clients for their devotion to this practice and to Powerflow Yoga. I’m grateful for your continued support and compassion as we navigate this massive recalibration. I know many of you members and employees considered Jerry as a dear friend and mentor. You were all very special to him and are the heart and soul of this community.
As I continue to visit each studio I’m blown away by the stories of healing, transformation and true friendship that Powerflow Yoga has been the catalyst for in so many people’s lives. Yoga was an integral part of my husband’s personal healing journey and it was his life’s passion to share this practice with as many people as possible. To witness his vision in fruition is truly beautiful. It is my honor and intention to continue my husband’s legacy and to strengthen and enhance this incredible foundation he created over the last 16 years.
I’m a long time yogi- both a teacher and practitioner, but as for the business aspect, that is new for me! I learn a little more each day and continue to find strength and courage I didn’t know I had. I’m taking it breath by breath and trusting what has been placed in front of me. I’m grateful for all the help I have received from such dedicated PFY team members and I can feel my husband’s spirit and gentle, loving presence guiding me.
Whether you knew Jerry well or not at all, whether you have been teaching or practicing with Powerflow from the beginning, just started today, or have yet to walk through our doors, whether you have been on hiatus, or have moved onto a different path – You’re an essential part of this family and will always have a home here. Thank you for embracing me. I look forward to meeting more of you soon!
It would bring great joy and healing to my heart to have you join me for a special satsang celebration of my husband’s life. We will gather at his cherished flagship studio in Chatham, New Jersey on Sunday March 3rd at 6pm to share memories, mediate, connect, eat, laugh, cry, and uplift one another. Please RSVP if you plan on attending, all are welcomed. With Jerry in our hearts we’ll begin making new memories as we move forward together in this next chapter.
Danielle Franco LePore