I’m happy to share some good news. First, to catch you up on the bad news: Carrboro Yoga Company was forced out of its iconic Paper Lantern Room at the end of February, so for now we are holding all classes in our also-iconic Gold Circle Room, down the hall. If you plan to come for class, please sign up in advance—it smooths the check-in process immensely. (See you there every Monday at 6 p.m. for Yoga for Athletic Balance)
Now the good news: we’ve just signed a lease for a new two-room studio at South Green at 501 South Greensboro Street, just down the road at the new roundabout.
South Green is new construction, which means that we’ll have lots of say in the design and buildout—and also that the timeline for the move is fluid. This hard-hat picture is from our initial visit. If you’re considering coming for any of the wonderful advanced studies teacher training modules this summer (please do!), they will be held at our Hillsborough location until the new place is ready, sometime this summer. Hillsborough is a pretty fifteen-minute drive up a country road, and our Hillsborough studio shares the building with Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat, to sweeten the deal. If you’re traveling from out of town and want to stay car-free (Carrboro is quite walkable, with free public buses), I’ll help get you a ride with a classmate or drive you myself. I’ll be teaching two modules this summer:
Both of these workshops are also available online anytime at sageyogateachertraining.com.
We are excited about this move for a number of reasons:
LOCATION: The new spot is half a mile from Carr Mill, but it will feel way more accessible to everyone who comes off of Highway 54 and points south. It’s central and walkable/bikeable without bringing students into the morass of downtown Carrboro stoplights and parking woes.
PARKING: There will be dozens and dozens of spaces of pervious parking, which means it’s as green as can be.
SAFETY: We’ll be on the first floor—no more staircase.
CLEANLINESS: There’ll be a level, smooth, nail-free floor, and bathrooms of our very own. There’ll be brand-new, quiet HVAC!
NEIGHBORS: Other tenants are Coronato Pizza, which will be a great spot for snacks after class (the rumor is they will have prosecco on tap!!!); Gimghoul Brewery; and Nailz, a locally owned, female-owned nail salon featuring low-VOC polishes. Have you ever been in class and realized you need a pedicure stat? Now you’ll be able to get one.
My business partner and I have most of the design choices made, but if there’s something you have seen at a yoga studio that really enhanced your experience, or something you’ve always wished you could find, please do let me know!
I’ll be sure to post here as construction continues and the timeline for the move becomes clear.