The new yoga studio in Collegeville opened in the beginning of January, and offers classes for people of every level of yoga, including children.
The Collegeville Yoga Bar, located at 222 E Main Street in Collegeville, offers vinyasa, hatha and restorative yoga classes with early morning, afternoon and evening classes available.
They have also begun to offer ballet barre, a combination of ballet positions, and yoga, while using the wooden ballet barre for support and as an aide.
Owner, Stefania Davidse, said the ballet barre classes are all levels right now, but she looks forward to increasing interest and eventually separating out levels.
Davidse also offers children's yoga classes. She said that the children's classes involve more movement and the children don't hold the poses as long. The preschool class, she said, is more game oriented, and the school aged children is more yoga oriented while learning about yoga.
The studio offers approximately 20 classes a week, and Davidse told Patch that there is definite room for growth.
Davidse grew up in the Lower Providence area and graduated from Methacton School District. She said she trained in yoga and taught at LA Fitness in Collegeville, but wanted to branch out on her own.
She said she chose to stay in Collegeville because it is close to a variety of age groups, as well as close to Ursinus College, Lower Providence, and Pfizer.
Being close to the college, Davidse said she has offered students to work at the studio for free yoga.
In the lobby, local, handmade items, including handmade clothing, hand-dipped soy candles, and more. Davidse said the studio is trying to foster a culture of local.
If you want to learn more about the studio and meet the staff, the Collegeville Yoga Bar will be holding a Ladies Night on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with demos, local vendors, and more.