More than three months ago, a murder at a Bethesda, Maryland, Lululemon Athletica store rocked the local community and the yoga world. At first, a coworker of the slain victim, Jayna Murray, reported that the incident was the result of a botched robbery attempt by a masked gunman. But slowly, her story began to unravel. Eventually, the same coworker, Brittany Norwood, was charged with the murder.
Although the loss will never end for the victim's friends and family, one chapter in this tragedy has come to a close. In honor of the victim, hundreds of people gathered on a promenade across from the Bethesda store on Saturday for an outdoor yoga class in memory of Jayna Murray.
"She was such a positive person; she would not want us here being sad. There is no question about not mourning, but
just living on with good, forward-moving energy," yoga instructor Adam Pearlstein, who led the Saturday class, told Gazette.Net.
Lululemon Athletica, which closed the Bethesda store after the murder, was eager to put the incident behind it. On its website, the clothing company announced the store's reopening:
re-opening will embrace the theme of "love" in honour of Jayna Murray.
More than ever, we remain committed to the people of Bethesda and look
forward to continuing to share with this community the same love,
passion and grace with which Jayna lived her life.
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