The afternoon before JP Centre Yoga Studio opened, JP Patch took a tour and had a talk with cofounders Sejal Shah and Daniel Max. The new studio occupies a well-lit space on the third floor above City Feed on Centre Street.
JP Patch: JP has quite an ecosystem of yoga classes and studios. Why did you decide to join it?
Daniel Max: It combines my two passions: yoga and JP.
Sejal Shah: [JP] feels like a home, like it has everything I need....there's defintely enough demand for everyone. It's just a new option for people in the area.
What trends are you seeing in yoga?
Max: It's evolving. It's speaking to a lot of different people in a lot of different ways.
Shah: "I have the perspective of someone sitting at a computer for eight hours a day," said the radiologist, who said yoga helps her restore her body's normal alignment.
What classes do you offer?
Max: All classes are all level. [Meaning anyone can take any class. They also offer basics classes. They are one of the few area studios offering hot yoga. They teach a Vinyasa style that is more about flow, Max said, than holding certain poses.]
How will this place change in the next year?
Shah: We hope to develop the studio with lots of input from the community.
JP Centre Yoga
670 Centre St.