Yoga on Center celebrates its Grand Opening today from 5-7pm at 403 S. Center Street!
Tour the sun-filled studio and historic, trackside building. Meet owner Lorie Lower and her team of teachers who welcome yogis of all abilities for classes seven days a week.
We recently chatted with Lorie about why she chose Downtown Ashland for her home and business.
Why did you choose Downtown Ashland?
My husband, Brad, and I looked to Ashland as we began to consider downsizing from a home in Short Pump. With one daughter in college and one nearing the end of high school at the time, the idea of a college town and small community appealed to us both.
That said, we failed miserably at downsizing! Our family took on not one, but two historic properties on Center Street. My parents, Peggy and Dick, now live in the purple house next door.
How did you decide to start the business, Yoga on Center?
We were inspired by the bright, airy front room of our home. Plus, I have a degree in Business and Economics from the College of Charleston and a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training course from OmOn Yoga. So, it was serendipity!
We started by looking around to see if there was a need, if there were any other studios in town, and asking the neighbors. Support began to blossom, and we just started teaching classes. If you build it, they will come!
What makes Yoga on Center special?
We focus on the same things that make Ashland unique. We’ve integrated the trains that roll through town and instructors with local roots. We are committed to the community, as you can see from our partnerships with many local non-profits.
It’s what makes Ashland a community, all of us working in harmony. We support each other, champion each other, and celebrate each other’s successes. You can feel the happiness on the streets, in the shops and schools, and in the studio. We are all so proud of Ashland!
Welcome to Ashland, Lorie! For class rates and a full schedule visit: yogaoncenterva.com.