When the team at Kindness Yoga read the Stanley Marketplace “Stanifesto,” they found a “unique and palpable” sense of community that created an ideal environment for their new studio. “The Stanley feels very heart-centered – it’s a great fit for us,” says Alex Lee-Ammons, marketing director.
Kindness Yoga has built their business by encouraging a “sense of community” with a commitment to community involvement and support. With ten metro area studios, including two new studios recently opened in the Bonnie Brae and RiNo neighborhoods, Kindness believes yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of income. One of the only donation-based fitness businesses in the area, monthly and yearly paid memberships help to sustain the business model. For those who wish to participate on a pay-what-you-can basis, the suggested donation is ten dollars per class.
Certified yoga and barre instructors bring a wealth of diverse training and backgrounds to make each teaching style and class unique. “Kindness is a movement, enhancing health and happiness,” says Lee-Ammons. “Through practicing kindness together, we believe we can change the world.”
The Stanley location offers a variety of adult yoga and barre fitness classes seven days a week. Kid’s yoga classes are available on select days/times to children aged three to 11. Kids’ yoga is offered concurrently with an adult class, giving parents the opportunity to focus on their practice while children participate in a more interactive, activity-based class. Kids learn how to master skills and manage stress through a focus on movement and breathing techniques. Lee-Ammons says it’s important to give kids a space to nourish their bodies and minds.
With installation pending, the Stanley Kindness studio will soon include a float tank. The tank, filled with salt water, provides a deep, meditative experience while soothing skin and muscles and easing pressure on joints. Good for pregnant women and sports recovery, float tanks are often cited as powerful tools enabling relaxation and deepened creativity.
For information about Kindness Yoga locations, class schedules, memberships, and upcoming events, please visit, www.kindnesscollective.com or call 720.787.4128.