Shanti Yoga, which is based in Hopkinton, has announced plans to open a new location in Natick in January or February. The studio will open at 721 Worcester St. (Rte. 9 west), above Dover Squash.
Owner Jennifer Houghtaling opened the Hopkinton studio in 2017, and said via social media that she was thinking in late 2019 of opening a second studio, but then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Her Hopkinton studio, which offers hot yoga and hot strength classes, persevered over the past couple of years via a combination of online and in-person classes.
“I said to myself at some point during the pandemic…’If we can get through this? We can do anything.’ And here we are. Stronger than ever. More connected than ever…” wrote Houghtaling.
We reached out to her and she said, “I worked in Natick as a massage therapist for many years and taught in Wellesley for many as well. It will be great to be back in the area!”
The new studio will accommodate up to 30 students, include showers, and has plenty of parking.
Shanti will join a handful of other outfits in Natick that offer yoga, including Longfellow Health Club, Roots & Wings, and Hometown Sweat.
Residence Inn expanding
The Natick Residence Inn, located at 1 Superior Drive off of Speen Street, has plans to expand.
More details are slated to come at the Natick Planning Board meeting on Jan. 18.
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