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  • Writer's pictureJamie Elmer

A grateful makeover (Winter, 2021)

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Dear Community ,

A few years ago we (husband and I), started playing around with the idea of starting a streaming, on demand site of our own. Teaching in studios and traveling to teach was becoming harder and harder, and working for other big, corporate streaming sites made zero cents (literally!). I was nieve, a bit clueless, but knew it was a good idea in the long run...

We brainstormed lots of ideas and began working on a business plan - film in the garage, film in the guest room, set it up, take it down, have a space dedicated to filming? We decided that if we were REALLY going to do this, I needed a dedicated space, and didn't want it make shift. So, the little 12 x 24 space was made in front of our house. Big step number 1. Then, camera, lighting, how the heck to edit and what streaming service are we going to use, was step number 2, 3, 4 and 5. Oh, and I'm TERRIBLY camera shy. Well, just get over it. Step number 6.

So, for the past few years, I've had my streaming, on demand site, which I've been particularly grateful for during the pandemic when everyone started scrambling to figure out how to teach online. The thing is, with such a large undertaking like this, to have done it on our own, we couldn't finish it right away. So, what you have never seen behind the camera, or behind the computer screen, is the fact that the ceiling wasn't finished, the floor wasn't finished, and there was literally exposed insulation still in the rest of the space. The space that the camera doesn't show.

So, this past Fall, it was time. Time to finish the little Movement Therapy Company Studio space. Thanks to my husband, and a great neighbor, I had help putting up the drywall, then I mudded, hubby put up the battens, I calked, I primed and painted.

It may look the same on camera, but from where I practice and teach, its a whole new space.

To those of you who are members of the streaming site, or who see me online for privates, classes or workshops, thank you. Without you, this idea would have never come to fruition in the first place. And without you, I would not have been able to finish the studio. Thank you!

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