Perry County’s first yoga studio was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on June 14 after nearly two months of having classes and workshops. Owner Phillip Adams said that, while he has been a certified yoga instructor for two years, he didn’t have any intention of opening a yoga studio.
“I took my yoga teacher training, it’s been two years ago, in Winchester,” said Adams. “Then I came home and, of course, we did not have a studio here so I did my practice at home.”
Adams said that everything worked out in a way that enabled him to open Nmotion Studio in downtown Hazard. “It kind of just fell into place,” said Adams.
He said that when the space that Nmotion Studio would eventually move into came available it was the owner of the space who suggested opening a yoga studio.
“All of a sudden, it was just like everything opened up,” Adams said.
Adams reached out to yoga instructors in the region who had been having classes wherever they could and hoped to bring them together to offer classes and workshops at Nmotion Studio.
“What people have been doing, because there’s no studio here, they would be practicing at places like the Rec Center, maybe even some gyms, which is not the place for that the atmosphere of it,” Adams said. “So, once they actually saw the atmosphere, then it was easy to get them to come aboard and be part of it.”
Adams said the studio began teaching classes and workshops on April 15 and has already had more than 300 bookings in those two months of business.
“We want to offer and introduce it to the area because we are the first yoga studio,” said Adams, “It’s something that people are excited about.”
Nmotion Studio is located at 470 Main Street, Suite 6, in downtown Hazard. For more information visit their website at, nmotion.studio.