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Community Highlights: Meet Lexie Wolf of Yoga Garden Pittsboro

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lexie Wolf.

Hi Lexie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I never planned to own a yoga studio, and I’m so grateful that life doesn’t always turned out as planned! I’ve had careers in public relations and public health and am a lifelong devotee of living an active & healthy lifestyle. I’ve been practicing yoga for 20+ years. My longtime teacher, Dharma Richards, was thinking of opening a yoga studio in my town, here in Pittsboro where I live. I thought it was a great idea. So when she decided to go in a different direction, I opted to do it myself – with her help! She was a great mentor and it’s been an adventure ever since we opened in 2017. I participated in my studio’s first teacher training class in 2018, and after that began teaching as well as managing the studio. I am loving every aspect of it from teaching to running the business to building a beautiful, sweet community of people who value wellness and consciousness.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I find that everything turns out the way it is meant to be. Some things have been smooth and serendipitous, like finding the perfect historic cottage downtown to house the studio at the right time. And teachers – the teachers that are right for the studio just find us. But of course, there have been obstacles. The first big one has been the slower than planned growth here in Pittsboro. It’s a pretty small town, but there’s a huge amount of development coming and our business model depends on that population explosion. It’s going to happen, but it’s several years slower than planned so we’ve been slower to grow than I originally thought. And then, of course, the pandemic! We were just really hitting our stride when the pandemic hit. It was not a great year to own a business where the object is to get people in a room to breathe together! I’m incredibly grateful that we had some time to build up a devoted and loyal teaching staff and studio community, and we survived the pandemic with outdoor and livestream yoga and lots of community support. We are resilient and grateful. Many, many yoga studios had to give up their physical spaces or closed altogether.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Our yoga studio is a vibrant, welcoming community studio that is friendly, accessible, and creative. Our teacher tribe likes to say that we take our yoga seriously – which we do, very much so – but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We value authenticity and individuality in yoga and provide an alternative to the growing number of corporate yoga studios that follow formulas in teaching and everything else.

We are the yoga home for a group of dedicated, highly-trained teachers offering a variety of styles and perspectives on yoga. While our teachers all approach the practice through their own unique and creative training and experience, we share the understanding that yoga is much more than “asana,” the physical practice of postures. We are working to build a community rooted in our yogic values – compassion & loving kindness towards ourselves and all beings, wellness of body, mind and spirit, consciousness, gratitude, and commitment to our practices, to name a few. We strive to create a safe, compassionate space where all are warmly welcomed. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, body-positive and non-judgmental environment. We love our community! We enjoy various events throughout the year such as inviting everyone to sit on the front porch and watch the Christmas parade go by.

People matter the most, but place matters here, too. Our space is a charming historic cottage built in 1900 and restored with love. A gingerbread front porch complete with rocking chairs – and a large Buddha head statue– greet you as you enter the building. There’s a beautiful walled side garden that we used as an outdoor studio. Several local artists and makers have contributed to the funky vibe of our studio, including the metalwork magnolia gate to our garden, an amazing chakra mosaic in our lounge, and vibrant handsewn floor pillows made of recycled saris. Our newest collaboration with the arts community here in Pittsboro is to commission a mural for the East wall of our building in collaboration with Main Street Pittsboro.

Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
I think that if you do what you love and live in full alignment with your values, your needs, and your goals, the people you need in your life will find you, and vice versa. I have found this to be true all my life. Speak, and live, your truth. Build your life with energy and intention. The people and things you need will appear.

Pricing:

  • New Student Special: $49 for unlimited classes for a month
  • Drop in: $16 per class
  • 10-Class pass: $130, good for one year
  • Unlimited yoga membership: $99/month
  • 2-Classes per week membership – $79/month

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Image Credits
Versola Studios (personal photo only)

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