A new yoga studio focusing on the art of healing yoga opens Friday in Bala Cynwyd. Katrin Elia Yoga, located at 158 Montgomery Ave., will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and focus on yin yoga.
“Yin yoga is the opposite of what you normally see in yoga studios,” owner Katrin Elia explained. “It’s a little more internal and meditative. You’re holding postures for much longer—three to five minutes—and healing is what we’ll focus on.”
Elia, who has lived in Bala Cynwyd for 12 years, became a yoga instructor about five years ago. She has taught at yoga studios throughout the area, but decided that owning her own studio would allow her more freedom to explore the healing power of yoga.
WholeBodyYin, Yin & Alignment and Meditative Yin are some of the classes available. Elia also teaches blended classes that combine the passive yin yoga and active Vinyasa.
“Many students of mine really respond to that working of both energies,” she explained. A full class schedule is available here.
In a few months, the studio will also feature a yoga wall, which helps students practice their alignment.
The studio offers pay-per-class pricing at the price of $16, with a $14 rate for students, as well as private, group and corporate sessions. In about a month, Elia plans to add a beginners class.
Katrin Elia Yoga is located at 158 Montgomery Ave. in Bala Cynwyd. The studio can be reached at 610-660-6126.