It was clear that business was going well for Downtown East Lansing
’s Yoga State
when things began to get a little bit crowded.
“Our East Lansing location was starting to overflow in a few different classes,” says owner Jen Hayes. “Our evening classes in particular were very full.”
With her new 2,600 square foot Okemos location, Hayes now has a lot more room to expand her services. In addition to yoga classes, the second Yoga State studio offers spinning classes.
“They are very complimentary,” Hayes says of yoga and spinning. “The way we do yoga, you can take it to a cardio level, but you don’t need to. If you add spinning, you get a little extra burn.”
Hayes’ staff of teachers is now up to 21, a third of which were added after the opening of the new studio. The Okemos location was renovated by Hayes, her family and some helpful friends and students.
“It was a big endeavor, but it was a journey that was fun,” says Hayes. “We’ve made it really warm and inviting. Both studios are very similar in terms of feel.”
The Okemos Yoga State opened in January.