When you move to a new area, one of the first things on your to-do list is to dive into the community and find your tribe. If you are interested in health and wellness, finding a space and a group of people who reflect your fitness goals and style is an important part of feeling that you belong. The Main Street Wellness Company, a yoga and Pilates studio, offers an atmosphere of welcoming, encouragement, personalized attention and accessibility for all ages and abilities.
“The best thing about yoga is that it is available to all ages and fitness levels,” Owner Gretchen Yahn said. “We welcome everyone from new yogis to yogis who have been out of practice for a while to experienced practitioners.”
Yahn has been intentional in the design of her space, her classes and her approach to instruction.
The space is situated in an historic building on Main Street in Warrenton. It’s exposed brick interior walls lend it to a warm and comforting space.
“It’s a great location in the heart of Warrenton. And when you couple our inviting space with the smaller class sizes and individualized attention, it makes for a great experience for our clients.”Owner Gretchen Yahn
Main Street Wellness is an alignment-based studio. Instructors are sympathetic to age, personal goals, fitness levels and limitations caused by injury.
“We work with everyone and every need. From providing chair classes to those who need that accommodation to showing movement modifications for those with specific pain points or injuries, we ensure that anyone can benefit from their practice.” Yahn said. “Because we are so focused on alignment, we spend a lot of time with each client making sure that your form is good and you are getting the most benefit from your practice.”
When Yahn opened the studio in 2018, it was important to her to not only become a part of the local community, but also to reach out and build relationships.
“Our intention was to create a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental community within the community,” She said. “And we want to give back as much as we gain.”
The studio offers The Karma Club, a discounted pass for active or retired educators, first responders or members of the military. As an investor in the White Springs Senior Living assisted living community, Yahn is also working to incorporate yoga into the facility.
Main Street Wellness offers a variety of classes, including warm vinyasa flow, yin yoga nidra, pop up yogalates, pop up restorative yoga and Tai Chi. It also has Yogi Panda classes for ages 4 through 8. Yoga classes are limited to 15 people, and Pilates classes are limited to eight. Private classes are also available. Pricing is flexible, and no one is obligated to sign an annual contract. There are month-to-month options as well as punch cards for drop ins. There is a newbie special for new clients that costs $50 for unlimited classes for the first month.
“This is a great option for you if you are new to our area,” Yahn said. “You will find an immediate community of people working on fitness and self-improvement. There is something for everyone – we have children, business people, moms and even someone who is 89 years old. We would love to invite you to join the tribe and Main Street Wellness.”
For more information, visit: www.mainstreetwellness.club
By Elizabeth Denham