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History, Warmth, and Yoga Are All Under One Roof At Moodra Yoga

By Elisha Neubauer

After finding her way into a yoga class about five years ago, Majken, owner of Moodra Yoga, decided to back away from her background in university development, finance, and marketing to follow a more spiritual path. The chance encounter with the practice of yoga reached Majken on a deeper level and she knew in her heart that she wanted to share this practice with her community.

Majken opened Moodra Yoga with one simple principle in mind, to help others feel empowered and alive in their own bodies.

"I passionately love yoga and believe in its special powers," Majken said. "I learned to teach a style of yoga that encourages all students regardless of how many classes they have taken to make the best decisions for themselves specifically. We all come to yoga with different experiences and stories."

One of the biggest differences guests feel when attending Moodra Yoga is the community and culture which Majken has built within the walls of the old farm home housing the business. Everyone seems to know each other's names and will eagerly welcome and encourage new students. The environment is warm and loving and everyone is supported to go at their own pace.

"The culture at Moodra is...different than other studios," Majken said. "We laugh a lot. We sing. We dance."

There is more than just the cultural environment setting the studio apart from competitors, though. The building itself has a story to tell. The 1800s farm house that contains the business was once part of the famous Underground Railroad used by escaped slaves during the Civil War. The history of the home adds to the warm and welcoming ambiance that exudes from the studio, as the home has always opened its doors to those in need.

In addition to an incredible history, the home has a more modern touch that helps to welcome guests. This modern factor, which goes by the name of Clarence, is a chocolate goldendoodle who serves as the official greeter of Moodra Yoga.

All of these features combine to create a balance and harmony within the building that helps guests to feel comfortable and welcomed. This in turn allows them to find a comfort in their minds, bodies, and outside relationships which perhaps wasn't there before entering the building.

"People will feel more peaceful, will have less anxiety and stress, and probably make some friends on the way," Majken said.

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