I have been a dedicated member of SLIH for 5 years & went 6 days a week. I actually said it was my ""home"" & my ""family"" when I was going thru a divorce. But I cannot believe what the owner, Yola has just done on Friday to violate every member of the studio - via email.
Yola has always be difficult, rude and v inappropriate. I was always trying to avoid her, to avoid being verbally abused or worse. And clearly, I wasn't the only one who felt this way, as I found out, thanks to Yola herself. Friday she sent an email to her entire SLIH database basically threatening to press charges on people for publishing bad reviews about her on Citysearch and other sites. Well, I hadn't actually looked at her reviews on these sitesm but after that email, I certainly took a good look. 43 reviews later - most all of them are negative, I realize that we've got a real problem on our hands here. She is not a business person, and certainly needs some help with her PR efforts -- by telling her paying customers to go to hell. Here's the email I am referring to:
URGENT UPDATE FROM SLIHY - MAY 28, 2009
TO THE SLIHY COMMUNITY: To the loyal and kind members of the SLIHY community who have enjoyed being a part of our family, we have greatly appreciated your business and presence; and look forward to many more years of affiliation. HOWEVER....for those of you who have taken my childhood, hard work and loyalty and turned it against me via slandering my name and business on Citysearch and other websites; you will be sued if your posts and comments are not removed from such websites immediately! All I ever wanted was to create a safe, harmonious and sacred environment in the middle of Manhattan and some of you have unfortunately taken my soul and spirit and abused it. Some of you, and we know who you are, have specifically said that your devilish desire was to put me out of business....well I hope when you look at yourselves in the mirror you feel great about the way you treated me, Yola Romeo, my staff, teachers and other studio members. You call yourselves YOGI's...suggestion for the day...take a good, hard look in the mirror...it does not lie!
Yola Romeo- Proud Owner of Some Like it Hot Yoga
Pros: the space on 63rd street is clearly going to be up for rent
Cons: where do I start?? Lets start with the owner: Yola