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Something new in Woodstock -- a new business centering on Yoga, at S.E. 52nd and Woodstock Blvd

BECKY LUENING - The modern new building which replaced a closed auto repair shop on the northwest corner of S.E. 52nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard is now fully inhabited, with three businesses operational as of early September. Love Hive Yoga Studio is the business in the middle. It's no longer a secret that a new yoga studio has opened in the Woodstock neighborhood; residents nearby have observed new street traffic from its patrons – at least one of whom found its opening to be "more exciting than New Seasons' opening."

The yoga studio is called "Love Hive", and its owners are Audra Carmine and Jessica Garay, who opened their first yoga studio in July of 2015 at 1847 East Burnside Street.

Their second "Love Hive Yoga Studio" officially opened in early summer, in the new business building on the northwest corner of S.E. 52nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard. THE BEE visited, to find out more. Audra told us she has been teaching yoga in Southeast Portland for seven years now, and "brings joy and laughter to her classes." She is devoted to yoga education, she says, and loves teaching people how to grow their practice.

As for Jessica, she has been teaching in Southeast Portland for over a decade, and "brings wisdom and a true sense of care for her students into each class." Jessica weaves dance and as well as energetic work into her classes, and specializes in nervous system de-escalation.

Both women live near the new studio, and have long had the intention of bringing their particular brand of yoga to Woodstock, so it has been very gratifying for them to see their vision come to life in this space. Audra says she has found the neighborhood extremely supportive of their new location.

The studio has enjoyed fast success in its first three months of operation, with many classes filling up. "We look forward to continuing to get to know everyone and creating classes and workshops that meet the community's needs," said Audra. If you'd like more information about Love Hive's class offerings, go online – www.lovehiveyoga.com

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