A business, like a child, takes on a life of its own once born. You start with a vision or an intention, but after that, an unpredictable path ensues. How it grows and the direction it takes is deeply influenced by the people who walk through the door each day and interact with each other. Hemma was born in the fall of 2007, after many months of planning and hard work. The home of yoga and acupuncture, hemma, was envisioned as a community centre dedicated to health, to healing, and to the principles of inclusivity, accessibility, and affordability. Over the past 10 years, thanks to the contributions of so many people — teachers, students, acupuncturists, patients, volunteers, staff, and neighbours, I’d say we have all collectively achieved our vision.
From the depths of my heart, I feel an eternal gratitude towards everyone who has and continues to support our mission. As long as there is a need for care, comfort, and community, I hope we will be around to serve you.