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Thank you Seattle…until we meet again!

Top of Denny Way in Capitol Hill looking West

Thank you Seattle, for a wonderful six months of teaching yoga to well over 1,000 students in exactly 136 classes. Because as you may already know, I’ll be returning to my beloved Los Angeles (aka Home) where I first began teaching my fitness style of yoga in 2007 before it was even known as Tola Yoga.

And who says you can’t have a blast walking around and exploring Seattle in the rain? Plus, you never really get those torrential downpours like Chicago does, so who needs protection? Seattleites with an umbrella, that’s something you rarely see. I guess that’s why people would always ask, “You’re not from around here, right?” With my black leather jacket and biker boots and carrying a red umbrella, go figure. Or maybe it was just my California tan 🙂

Relaxing in Martin Luther King Jr. Park looking North

And what a great place to stay in shape and to keep moving forward, or I shall I say, upward…on the plethora of hills that traverse the Emerald City.

No doubt your butt works overtime in this town. I should know, I’ve walked more neighborhoods than Oprah has houses (well, maybe not) and loved every minute of it!

But what I’ll miss most – other than my yoga students, especially Charisma, Jodi and Sallie who never missed a class – are the amazing views of downtown Seattle you get just by walking around or lounging in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, including my three favorites you see here.

40th & Stone Way in Fremont looking South

So thanks Seattle, and until we meet again I wish you the very best. Continue growing and providing your good citizens with more great buildings, parks, restaurants, culture, grunge-free fashion and of course, a Tola Yoga studio in the near future.

Hey, ya neva know!

Peace – R

 

Tola Talks Free Cuba, US Army Blimps & TBT 2012

Tola Talks about hacker terrorists and the canceling of comedy, The Interview, US Army blimps over Washington, DC, and President Obama opening relations with Cuba. On Throwback Thursday, Rich also takes us a short ways back to 2012. Weekdays: youtube.com/tolatalks.

Tola Talks w/ NY Times Best Selling Author Jen Sincero

 

Tola Talks with the NY Times best selling author & success coach, Jen Sincero. Her book, You Are a Badass, is all about “how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life.” On Top 10 Tuesdays, Rich details his Top 10 Ways to Be A Badass Everyday plus talks about the US Air Force & unmanned space planes, China box-office data & social media transparency, severe weather & tornados in the Southeast, Ebola & new infections, and GYST Awards & the NFL (again). Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.

Tola Talks with NY Times best selling author and success coach, Jen Sincero.

Tola Talks with NY Times best selling author, Jen Sincero.

Tola Talks with Award-Winning Actress Alex Lombard

 

Tola Talks with the beautiful and talented award-winning Actress Alex Lombard. On Throwback Thursdays, Rich remembers his high school days and the challenges facing the world in 1979. Watch weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.

Tola Talks' Rich Tola with award-winning actress, Alex Lombard.

Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with award-winning actress/writer/director, Alex Lombard.