The Best of 2017
2017 was a year of big changes for LPS Strength & Mediation. Here, we give you our top five bests from the year.
1. We moved.
From a shared space with CrossFit that housed a single practice room and one massage space to... BAM! Our beautiful second floor loft-style space consisting of Studio A and Studio B, multiple therapy rooms, a sauna with shower and lockers and a spacious lobby for guests to enjoy a warm cup of tea, infused water and our small library of yoga reading material. Nestled in the heart of downtown Uniontown amongst Marilyn's on Main, the State Theater and Joyce's Jewelers, we couldn't be happier with our new home!
2. We expanded.
Not only have we grown in space, but our services have more than doubled with the addition of a talented roster of instructors and therapists. In the past year, we've added barre, acupuncture, dance, energy work, fusion fitness classes, private group sessions, facials and more!
3. We went from yoga as our focus to wellness as our goal.
Yoga was the first offering by LPS Strength & Meditation when the doors opened. With yoga still at our core, we have evolved from offering simple yoga classes to sessions with specific goals, such as Yoga for Stress & Detox, Foot Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga for the Seasons, YOMAs (Yoga with Massage) and our upcoming Yoga for Pain Series, beginning in January. While the hot, sweaty power yoga classes do reap positive benefits, they are limiting (not all humans need or want hot power yoga!) and not all-inclusive (the pregnant, the postnatal, older individuals, beginners). Our goal is to offer something for every BODY, every condition, at all stages and phases of life.
4. Special events came to the forefront. Need I say more? Simply visit our events page to see the upcoming exciting list already in place (and growing!) for 2018. This past year, we brought in guest instructors and offered our own in-house workshops in order to inform and enhance your practice, demonstrate how wellness can work in different ways and to share the love of yoga and all it encompasses.
5. Our instructors and practitioners stepped up their game with advanced trainings. Laura Patterson-Santore attended a weekend training in therapeutics and yoga while Brynn completed an advanced pre/postnatal yoga training, both at the Asheville Yoga Center. Tara Morris received a Barre Above certificate, and Laura Scoville began her studies as an herbalist. The massage team continues to train in various body work methods, and Alik attended a Qigong summit with the world's leading instructor. We prize education as a means to improve our services and to stay up-to-date with the industry's trends and new techniques.
All in all, it's been a good one, 2017. Thank you, universe, and thank you, our guests, clients and community for taking this journey with us.
Brynn & the Smiling Faces of Team LPS