At Johnson Street Yoga, the dreams of an accessible, diverse center for healing converged with a concrete (literally) vision for a small commercial building. Drew Johnson, the building owner, has been working on the 1955 Johnson Street site since August, building up the side yard for an eventual community garden that will be part of the amazingly quiet experience, and of course, building out the main room, two bathrooms and the lobby. Anne Krohn leads the new team of more than two dozen ethnically diverse instructors, male and female, younger and older, who bring a wide variety of practices and tempos through their classes. To name a few styles: Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Slow Flow, and Ashtanga-inspired. There are restorative and gentle classes, chair yoga, and at the other end of the spectrum, “jammin.” Seven languages are spoken. Check out the website www.johnsonstreetyoga.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos below show the yoga room; people posted notes about what they wanted to see in a community yoga space, and the lobby. (Photos by Margo Ashmore)