YogaMos, a popular yoga studio at 410 Main St., Hellertown, is moving, but not far.
The business is moving just a few blocks up the street to 766 Main St., Hellertown.
Owner Stephanie MoDavis said the move will be complete by the end of July. When asked about the transition, she said the studio will remain open in the interim and classes are available at the former location until the end of July.
MoDavis said several circumstances and transitions led to her decision to downsize and simplify the business.
“Energetically, it is a good decision,” she said.
After a year of transformation and change, including her second kidney transplant, she said she knew it was a priority to be able to run a business with elements of low stress and high levels of joy.
“When you go through serious health concerns and you’re faced with the possibility of death, your life has a way of prioritizing, naturally,” MoDavis said.
She also said a “smart” downsizing from a 3-story building to a single-floor, 3-room studio will allow her to stay in Hellertown, rather than close the studio and leave the town she’s come to love over the past five years.
When searching for a new location, she had several requirements for the space, such as hardwood floors, and most importantly, an in-town location.
When one of her yoga students–who also happens to be a real estate agent–told her about 766 Main Street, MoDavis said it felt like an answer to prayers. She saw the space and immediately fell in love with the energy there–and the hardwood floors.
Earlier this year she took sole ownership of the business and added new services, including massage, reiki and energy work, which will be available at the new location along with her current lineup of yoga classes, meditation, kids yoga and Mindfulness, Massage and Energy Healing as a way to help #KeepHellertownHappy, a hashtag she has recently been using.
“All of our instructors are passionate about helping people explore their fullest potential and find fulfillment and joy,” MoDavis said.
She emphasized that she is here to serve humanity, and people are welcome at YogaMos “regardless of financial status.”
Davis calls this business philosophy “Karma Yoga,” and said it’s available for anyone who may be in a financial bind.
The decision to offer Karma Yoga comes from her personal understanding of how hard it can be to maintain self-care when you are going through tough times.
Davis encourages people to come in and speak to her about Karma Yoga if they feel they are in need.
“The yoga that we do here specializes in being available to all people, and we incorporate all of the elements of a true yoga practice–the alignment of the mind, body and spirit,” MoDavis emphasized. “The instructors and teachers here are passionate about assisting people to reduce their stress and increase their happiness and joy.”