With the opening of Lexington Center’s newest business, the town is actually getting two in the place of one.
Heated yoga will be offered in a studio that sits above Ranc’s, a popular ice cream shop, and unheated yoga classes will be in an adjacent area. Three rooms for massage and wellness counseling line the front of the 3,200 square-foot, second story space. The juicing will be done off-site, but customers can order online and pick up their juices and muffins made with pulp in the lobby.
Prior to teaming up, co-owners Yolanda Taylor and Jillian McDonough had been independently looking at opening a yoga studio in town. But on the eve of their big opening, McDonough said they couldn’t be happier they joined forces.
“We had the same business plan and really complimentary personalities, so we decided to go into business together,” she said, “And it’s been the best thing we could have done.”
Taylor is a Lexington resident with four kids in the elementary schools here. McDonough is a Woburn resident with her first baby on the way. And both of them are coming into this venture with business backgrounds.
With that in mind, they hired Lorraine Shedoudi, who has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years, as their studio manager. Shedoudi helped build out a roster of teachers with experience in Boston and surrounding suburbs.
“We’re really super excited to be a part of the Lexington community,” McDonough said late last week. “I feel like people are really itching for it. A lot of the Lexington community was all traveling outside of the town to do yoga, and there really is a great buzz going on. I think people are excited we’re here.”
With that compliment of teachers, Lexington Power Yoga will offer a variety of classes that not all studios in the area can match, according to McDonough. For more on the classes, check out the LPY website.
According to McDonough, Simply Pure Juice came to be partly because juicing and yoga compliment each other very well and partly because she and Taylor are “gluttons for punishment.”
“Juicing is a great compliment to yoga, and we knew we wanted it in the studio, but couldn’t find a great solution,” she said. So they decided to do it themselves.
Customers will be able to order juices online or in the studio, and pick their order up at the Lexington Center studio on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, when they’ll also have juice available or retail sale. The pulp from the juices will be baked into green and carrot muffins also available or sale.