I was invited to be a part of a new Yoga and Wellness studio in my area, and let me tell you....
I AM SO EXCITED.
I haven't had a "Job" in a little over a year. I support my family by working from home, and coaching people (AKA helping them hit their fitness goals).
I HAVE taught some fitness classes independently, through community centers and churches. So when I was asked to be a part of this, a part of me was excited... another part of me was like ehhhh...Not so sure. (Trust me, there's a reason I don't have a J-O-B. I love the freedom of doing my own business and working my own hours!)
I thought about it, and spoke with Jessica Raymond (the founder and owner of RSpace), and ultimately decided to go for it!
We met up for the first time this month, and we hit it off right away (she's a super cool girl!), and our daughters were instant BFFs. I mean, when you're a 6 year old girl, and you meet another 6 year old girl with the SAME NAME, you're bound to have that connection. (Anyone remember "The Ashley's from that tv show, Recess?) And one of my first impressions? There are TREES holding up the building. For real. Legit. TREES. If you want to have an incredible and unique experience, this is for sure the place to go.
So I'm already excited about this... and then she invited us all over for a meet-up yesterday...where she gave us WINE and food. She gets us. How awesome is she?
So here's a little of what I learned about her movement (yeah, it's not just a "gym" or a "yoga place." I'm calling this a freaking movement. And you'll see why.
*RSpace was created to be "OUR space." It's literally a place where anyone can go and feel comfortable. When she's creating the studio, she's not only listening to the community to find out what they want, but she's asking as well.
*It's a completely different atmosphere than any other Yoga studio or gym you'll find-anywhere. From trees, a giant sliding barn door, and handpainted wall murals...to Kombucha, juice bars, Bulletproof coffee and wifi...RSpace has it all!
There are chakra gems actually inside the tabletop, where you can go and get your locally made kombucha. There will be hand-painted yoga mats and intense classes for the die hard Yogi, and beginner classes for the newbie.
Want some fast food? RSpace will be the place to go for healthy fast food as well! And at such an affordable price, too ($5 a meal! Say g'bye Happy Meals!)
*Not into Yoga? That's okay, this isn't a "Yoga-only" studio. Throw down some kicks with a Turbo Kick Live class, Yee-haw with a Country Heat Live class, release your inner drummer with a Pound class... and there will be more to come!
*And did I mention.... it smells SO GOOD in there, thanks to the Young Living Essential oils (which are also being incorporated into some of the Yoga classes!)
This studio is unlike any yoga studio or gym that I have ever seen. It's INCREDIBLE. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions...
Jillian Shanahan is an online job coach, mentor, and teacher.