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LOCK HAVEN — Penny Lane in downtown Lock Haven’s newest tenant is seeking to unfold well being and wellness to Clinton County residents.
Cate Wenrich, proprietor of Luna & Ha Wellness Studio, is kicking into excessive gear with a number of courses and sequence to offer these keen on yoga the chance to seek out the appropriate fashion for them.
Wenrich, who additionally owns a studio in Williamsport, opened this new one on the second flooring of Penny Lane in November 2021. The transfer got here after she and her husband mentioned increasing her apply outdoors of the Williamsport space.
Wenrich, who turned a yoga teacher in 2017, opened her first location within the TJ Maxx plaza alongside the Golden Strip in January 2021. Since then, the studio has grown to incorporate courses 7 days per week and options 5 different instructors.
In 2022, she determined she needed to seek out one other location, a bit smaller than her present one, to supply others the chance to take pleasure in yoga like she has.
“I needed a second, smaller studio to run by myself with perhaps one different trainer,” she mentioned.
The brand new studio includes a refreshments stand, mirrored partitions, gentle twinkling lights and a relaxed, heat coloration scheme. Of notice is its flooring too.
“It’s the unique, 100-year-old flooring,” Wenrich mentioned. “My husband and I spent three days sanding it — there have been 7 or 8 completely different coloured paints on it.”
After it was sanded, Wenrich mentioned she and her husband sealed it and ensured it was clean and protected to stroll on barefoot.
Preserving that piece of the area felt vital to her.
“To me, it was vital it was stored. I didn’t wish to take away from the historical past of this constructing,” she mentioned.
Total, it took Wenrich and her husband about 6 weeks to finish the renovations and put together for a grand opening.
And the way did Wenrich discover her strategy to Lock Haven?
“My husband and I had been taking our canines to the vet once we handed by way of right here,” she mentioned.
In keeping with Wenrich, he famous to her how downtown Lock Haven was seeing an enormous quantity of development and surge of vitality.
“The primary day I mentioned I’d look, the primary two Realtors I referred to as received again to me immediately. It felt like destiny,” she mentioned. “The universe tells you whenever you’re on the appropriate path.”
Since opening, Wenrich famous how welcoming the group has been.
“The group itself was such an enormous draw for me. The women downstairs at Cara Mia’s had been so welcoming; Julie Brennan from the chamber was providing assist and Kira Rosamilia from (Downtown Lock Haven, Inc.) too,” she mentioned.
As Wenrich positive factors her footing on this new area and new space, she mentioned she’s not specializing in particular courses.
“I’m doing sequence proper now versus open yoga courses,” she mentioned. “To me, that’s a greater strategy to let the group attempt yoga and see what they like.”
Wenrich defined there are a variety of types of yoga.
“I felt prefer it’d be higher to offer samplings and let the group determine what it wants,” she mentioned.
Wenrich is engaged on just a few sequence in the mean time that together with a 6-week freshmen sequence as soon as per week; a 5-week bar and yoga problem which meets two nights per week; a Sunday afternoon yoga class from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.; and a Yin Yoga sequence that may final six weeks.
Particular to the bar and yoga problem, Wenrich mentioned she’s holding a drawing. Every participant has the chance to position their title within the drawing as soon as per class. On the finish of the sequence, she’ll draw the winner — who will obtain a “swag bag.”
Sooner or later, Wenrich mentioned she’s hoping to start a Wednesday morning newbie class as effectively. That class, she mentioned, ought to start in February.
“I’m additionally planning a workshop for a Saturday morning, from 10 to 12 p.m.,” she mentioned.
The workshop will deal with the foundations of yoga the place individuals will find out about ft placement and finest practices.
For Wenrich, having the ability to open a second studio is simply persevering with her dream.
“I feel I used to be doing yoga earlier than I knew what it was,” she mentioned, noting the stretches and exercises she typically did earlier than taking a exercise class.
“In 2017 I began going to a studio as a scholar. After awhile I felt I needed to deepen my yoga apply. So I used to be skilled and received my certification,” she mentioned.
Wenrich balanced her instructing, and eventual enterprise possession, together with her job as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at UPMC. Now, as she nears retirement, she’s seeking to make investments into her yoga practices and the group extra.
“I’m at a spot in my life the place my work life is on the downslide,” she mentioned. “I’d reasonably be in retirement and nonetheless be lively and concerned.”
The fee for a category is $10, with different choices supplied together with a punch card for individuals who can’t persist with a particular sequence. The punch card will function a transition into membership, which Wenrich mentioned she plans to supply as soon as the whole lot is extra solidified in Lock Haven.
“I don’t wish to supply a membership till I’ve extra choices and courses per week for somebody to select from,” she defined.
To study extra about Luna Ha & Wellness Studio, you may go to the enterprise’s Fb or Instagram pages together with its web site www.lunahawellnessstudio.com.