Seattle Yoga News – New Studio in South Lake Union

Seattle, are ya ready for more yoga? Well, are ya? (Hello there, inner Clint Eastwood).

This town may lack many things: better public transit, drivers who can merge to and from the freeway, and snow plows. What we do not lack, however, are coffee shops, “pleasure boats“, and–as I stated in my Yoga for Geeks post–yoga studios.

A new studio named Be Luminous, co-owned by Michel Eubank Spruance and Scott Francis, is slated to open at the end of 2009 in the Whole Foods complex on Westlake Ave in South Lake Union. (I’m guessing “SLUY – South Lake Union Yoga” and “SLUW – South Lake Union Wellness” were rejected in early rounds of brainstorming, eliminating any chances of someone saying “I’m taking the SLUT to the SLUW”.)

From the press release [pdf] from Vulcan Inc. (the company that owns the space):

Co-owned by Michel Eubank Spruance and Scott Francis, Be Luminous Yoga will offer Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga classes, which is a dynamic method of yoga that combines education, intuition and knowledge. This style is becoming one of the fastest growing forms of yoga in the world. The studio will also offer introductory yoga classes, classes for children and seniors, restorative yoga classes, workshops and more. This is the first yoga studio opened by Michel Eubank Spruance and Scott Francis but both have been teaching yoga for more than five years.

Be Luminous Yoga will begin its early morning classes at 6:15 a.m. with the last classes ending at 9:00 p.m. A minimum of five classes will be offered each day including noon classes for a lunchtime workout. Be Luminous Yoga members can join as a member with a monthly unlimited pass, a three month unlimited pass or an annual unlimited pass. Drop-in rates will also be available for individual classes.

“We plan to offer fun events and workshops including yoga events with live music, hip hop with yoga classes, a yoga run group and a yoga retreat in Costa Rica next year,” said Scott Francis, co-owner of Be Luminous Yoga. “Supporting the local community is also a main area of focus, and we hope to sponsor a local nonprofit organization every month.”

The studio will include a full tea area for guests to relax and mingle, men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers, as well as a small shopping boutique area with gifts, jewelry, yoga apparel, yoga props and mats, meditation props, and more. Store hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

It sure is gettin' hot in hurr (oh yes, pun fully intended, since there are LOTS of Baptiste yoga in Seattle, and it's done in a hot room)

It sure is gettin' hot in hurr (oh yes, pun fully intended, since there are lots of Baptiste yoga in Seattle, and it's done in a hot room)