We had the opportunity to sit down with the ever-popular and incredibly busy co-owner of the studio, Lauren Blount, for a quick Q&A session about Ganesha’s and the new website!
What makes Ganesha’s different than other studios in town?
Eugene and I were displeased with most yoga studios in the area, as most studios just did an asana practice and did not incorporate the 8 limbs of yoga. We wanted to practice traditional yoga, but with a modern twist. We offer a wide variety of yoga classes that are affordable and can accommodate most schedules. We are also extremely diverse. One thing we noticed at a lot of other local studios is that there wasn’t much diversity, so we’re happy that we can offer that here.
Tell me more about the community vibe at Ganesha’s.
Our studio is different from most studios in that we have truly built community. The community is a very diverse one, as I’ve mentioned. Our students are college students, retirees, professionals, individuals with disabilities, homemakers, single parents, and are from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
Tell me about the evolution of your studio and how it has grown.
Our very first studio was on Market Street and could only hold 4 people! After three months there, we moved to our current location and have been in this location for 16 months. We now have two quaint studios that hold classes throughout the day, seven days per week.
Tell me about the launch of the new website. Exciting!
We are very excited about the launch of our new website as it truly captures what Ganesha’s is all about (people overcoming obstacles, diversity, and community).
*Interview by Kristen Butler, YI at Ganesha’s Yoga and Wellness