Walpole's newest business - the Humble Warrior Yoga studio - will open its doors next weekend in the most humble way possible.
They will be offering all of their classes for free the weekend of Dec. 15-16 as part of their grand opening.
Owner Holly Manigan, who is moving the studio from Wrentham, said offering the free sessions will allow new students to decide which instructor they like and which class works for them.
6 instructors and over 200 students will follow Manigan to their new location on the second floor at 85 West Street in Walpole.
“We just saw an opportunity to grow," she said. "In Wrentham, the studio space was small, it was quaint and beautiful and we were happy there. But we ran into some leasing issues and rather than labor the business side of it we just kept our eyes open for new space and found this in Walpole and it’s just perfect.”
The move also forged a friendship with new neighbor Planet Fitness who do not offer yoga.
“It’s right below Planet Fitness and we’ve talked with them and they’re really excited because they don’t offer classes. We don’t have showers so it’s a nice little relationship," Manigan said. “The space itself is just awesome. It’s an old mill. It has this very urban, raw, industrial thing about it that bringing the studio into it just fits in a really paradoxical way.”
Prices at Humble Warrior range from $15 to drop-in up to $135 for 10 classes. They offer classes that focus Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga.
“My intention of the studio is to really have it be a classical, authentic yoga experience and I want to separate it out from the yoga that you’ll take in the back if a gym or at a [YMCA] or at a pilates studio. It’s going to be as authentic and genuine as possible,” she said.
Manigan is already thrilled to be in Walpole and is hoping her business will thrive with its vicinity to downtown Walpole.
"Walpole Center with the Coffee Perch and Raven’s Nest and the people we’ve met there have just been amazing. I love it’s a little bit closer to the city. I love that people are out and about and they’re walking in their town center,” Manigan said. “Every time I’ve been in that area there’s been people outside and saying 'hello' to one another and it just seems that people are more involved in being there in the community. I’m really, really, really loving the energy I’m getting. I haven’t looked back since we decided to move there. We are so excited to have so many people interested.”
For more information about Humble Warrior Yoga or to set up a class visit their website, www.thehumblewarrioryoga.com.