New Hot Yoga Studio to Open in Fairmount’s Dye Works Building
Get ready to squeal, Fairmounters: You’ve got a new power yoga studio headed your way later this year, and it sounds like it’s going to be gorgeous.
The new studio, Yoga Habit, will occupy 2,000 square feet of the historic Dye Works building currently being redeveloped as a mixed-use loft space at 1640 Fairmount Avenue. And judging by what Yoga Habit owner Jen Wendowski says about the space, it’s going to be seriously dreamy.
The actual studio classroom space will take up 1,100 square feet on the second floor of the building, and will fit about 50 mats. Thanks to giant windows lining the entire front of the classroom, with a view of Fairmount Avenue, the studio will be naturally lit as long as the sun is out. When it comes to furnishings, you can expect to see lots of reclaimed wood courtesy of Philadelphia Woodcraft Company. Oh! And did I mention the super-high vaulted ceilings? How freakin’ beautiful does that sound?
But enough about the space — let’s talk about what yogis can expect from the classes. Wendowski, a longtime Fairmount resident and certified yoga instructor, was tired of trekking to other neighborhoods around the city for hot power-yoga classes. So, she decided to open a studio right in her own backyard.
When Yoga Habit opens, yogis can expect a consistent schedule of power Vinyasa classes heated to a balmy 90 degrees with an infrared radiated heat system. Wendowski has yet to solidify a lineup of instructors (it’s still a bit early in the game for that), but she is on the hunt. So Philly yoga instructors, take note.
Renovations on the space will begin shortly, and Wendowski is shooting to open the studio’s doors in late summer. Until then, you can keep up with the studio’s progress on Facebook and Instagram. And keep an eye out: Wendowski is hoping to organize some free or donation-based outdoor Yoga Habit classes around Fairmount this summer, before the studio opens. Because we can never have enough free outdoor yoga, right? Right.
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