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New Wakefield Yoga Studio Has Grand Opening Saturday

Meet Christy Dole, proprietor of the new Balance Yoga Studio on Main Street.

Wakefield's newest business - Balance Yoga Studio - will mark its grand opening this Saturday, Oct. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. in its location at the rear of 364 Main Street, (The Alano Building) The studio's yoga classes will begin their normal schedule starting Monday, Oct. 29.

Christy Dole, a Woburn resident who has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching it for 2, is offering a variety of holistic health options geared toward all ages. Dole is also a Reiki master and is trained in integrated energy therapy - which is focused on releasing emotions from the body. She also has more than just a business tie to Wakefield - Her husband, Greg Dole, is a 2001 graduate of Wakefield High School.

In a recent conversation with Wakefield Patch, Dole reported that she will offer popular classes like Hatha (gentle yoga) and Vinyasa (power yoga), but will also try some options such as hip-hip yoga and restorative yoga.

Dole bills the hip-hop yoga as a real workout that is set to fun music and which is geared toward those looking to build up a good sweat. Restorative yoga, to be offered starting next Sunday, Nov. 4, is a more relaxing experience that she explains will have a massage therapist on hand, working on areas like the scalp and reflexology as people settle into their postures, complete with props such as blankets or pillows, for about eight minutes at a time.

"My vision is to have a studio where everyone can take a class, where there is something for everyone," said Dole, adding that she also hopes to build up a local community of happy, healthy individuals who are interested in learning more about holistic health practices.

Other yoga offerings in the foreseeable will include an 8-week intro to yoga series expected to start around January, a gentle yoga class, and a kids' yoga class. Dole also reports that she recently hired an instructor who will do chair yoga, which is geared more toward seniors.

To learn more about Christy Dole and Balance Yoga Studio, visit her website here. You can also check out the Facebook page at this link.

Michele salameh October 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM
I wish her the best. The owner is super nice!
Christy Dole October 26, 2012 at 03:55 PM
The studio is called BALANCE YOGA STUDIO and the correct website is: www.thebalanceyogastudio.com You can also LIKE us on FACEBOOK and receive up to date information there: www.facebook.com/balanceyogastudiowakefield I've emailed the editor about the corrections. Come by and meet me, the owner and some other instructors tomorrow from 12-2pm
Greg M January 03, 2013 at 07:30 PM
Being a larger guy, I have tried several of these classes and have yet to be let down. Wakefield is my hometown, but i have moved away recently. Glad to finally have a great reason to come back...

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