CAMBRIDGE — Anahata Yoga, located at 212 Dorchester Ave. in Cambridge, held a official ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 13, giving Dorchester County residents the opportunity to have a wellness outlet.
Classes offered this month include Piyo/Pound, Pop Pilates, Power Flow Yoga, Barre, Low & Slow and Mandala Flow. For kids, there is a Kids Yoga/Creative Movement Classes that started this month and Community Classes will also return on Sept. 21 and Sept. 28.
The yoga studio also offers message therapy, a resource to enhance taking care of one’s self after a busy day or week.
“I hope is that people will start taking an interest to take care of themselves doing things for themselves because self-care is not selfish,” Anahata Yoga Owner Cavin Moore said. “People have a place where they can come and feel safe, not or judged. I try to make it a light hearted environment, and it is good to take an hour or two of your week to sit and breathe and get a little sweaty.”
After taking part in a variety of yoga practices for over ten years, Moore received her registered yoga teacher certification and started Anahata Yoga in 2016. Paying close attention to each students well being and ability, Moore believes that the mind and body connection is crucial in everyone’s life.
Teaching in multiple locations across the Mid-Shore, Moore caters to each student’s personal comfort level while challenging them to progress. Whether it is their first time experiencing yoga or they have been practicing for years, Moore believes the student’s safety and well being is always paramount.
“I am excited about welcoming a new business into the community again today, this year, the chamber directory is all about health and wellness,” Dorchester Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Bill Christopher said. “We have had quite a few health and wellness and one of them is that yoga is taking off.”
In the future, Moore would like to see more classes added onto the schedule to have something for everybody, whether they want to take it easy or have a fast paced class.
“In five years, I still want to be here, ideally, and just adding more programs,” said Moore. “I would like to add more kid’s classes, and as they get older they come back. I also want to add more adult classes, and maybe dance classes as well. I still want to provide a space, where people can come in to take time for themselves.”
Group classes cost ten dollars, except for Sunday’s Piyo/Yoga bundle which is $15. Community Yoga classes are pay what you can.
Moore also does Special Workshops that are $25. The class schedule is posted at the beginning of each month.
Also available are semi-private lessons and yoga parties for children and adults. In studio and in home private lessons are available. You can pre-register or show up to the classes.
“I enjoy working for the comptroller because you get to meet for so many nice people, and there is so much good going on in the Eastern Shore. A lot of this is surrounded around Dorchester, Talbot and Wicomico,” said Dave Wooten, Eastern Shore representative for Comptroller Peter Franchot. “I want to congratulate you and wish you well. The comptroller is here to help you; and congratulations to the Dorchester Chamber for all the work you do as well.”