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Our Story

Our Story

In 2018 two sisters from Florida had a vision. Amanda and Krysten Vazquez opened Medicine for the Soul Yoga on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a small and intimate studio with the intention to serve people of all walks of life with safe and affordable yoga and wellness.

Change In Ownership

Tom Sutherland

Originally from California, Tom set off to travel the world as a yoga instructor after graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor's in Psychology. Tom spent 5 years traveling and teaching in Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, India, and Dubai before settling in New Zealand where he became a Studio Manager for a luxury hot yoga studio, Studio Red. After 3 years living down under, Tom moved back to America, accepting a position as Studio Manager for YogaWorks on the Upper East Side, just 8 blocks from Medicine for the Soul Yoga. This is when Tom first met Amanda and Krysten, and after several months decided in a change of ownership. Under the founding intentions, Tom acquired Medicine in September 2019, and within 6 months grew the studio from a humble 11 classes per week to 45 classes with a team of over 30 instructors, breaking a small profit going into March, 2020. 

Covid-19

Medicine closed its physical doors at the end of May 2020, just two months after Covid-19 swept the world by surprise, and began building an online platform to meet the needs and demands of those working from home around the world. In just 9 months, Medicine has built a virtual platform with over 30 live classes per week and over 200 on-demand videos, partnering with 8 corporate clients in providing their employees remote wellness, yoga, fitness, and meditation classes. 

"Our aim in to provide the best quality live and on-demand classes that meet people's needs while maintaining our values of authenticity, integrity, creativity, community, and self-empowerment."

— Tom Sutherland —
In 2018 two sisters from Florida had a vision. Amanda and Krysten Vazquez opened Medicine for the Soul Yoga on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a small and intimate studio with the intention to serve people of all walks of life with safe and affordable yoga and wellness.

Change In Ownership

Tom Sutherland

Originally from California, Tom set off to travel the world as a yoga instructor after graduating from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor's in Psychology. Tom spent 5 years traveling and teaching in Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, India, and Dubai before settling in New Zealand where he became a Studio Manager for a luxury hot yoga studio, Studio Red. After 3 years living down under, Tom moved back to America, accepting a position as Studio Manager for YogaWorks on the Upper East Side, just 8 blocks from Medicine for the Soul Yoga. This is when Tom first met Amanda and Krysten, and after several months decided in a change of ownership. Under the founding intentions, Tom acquired Medicine in September 2019, and within 6 months grew the studio from a humble 11 classes per week to 45 classes with a team of over 30 instructors, breaking a small profit going into March, 2020. 

Covid-19

Medicine closed its physical doors at the end of May 2020, just two months after Covid-19 swept the world by surprise, and began building an online platform to meet the needs and demands of those working from home around the world. In just 9 months, Medicine has built a virtual platform with over 30 live classes per week and over 200 on-demand videos, partnering with 8 corporate clients in providing their employees remote wellness, yoga, fitness, and meditation classes. 

"Our aim in to provide the best quality live and on-demand classes that meet people's needs while maintaining our values of authenticity, integrity, creativity, community, and self-empowerment."

— Tom Sutherland —