Yoga

Yoga & Wholeness Studio unveils a safe space with friends, music and art

The Light Yoga & Wholeness Studio (The Light) welcomed over 50 guests on Saturday night for an unveiling party complete with mocktails, music, painting and candles. Guests said they were delighted to be in the space, which was softly lit and peaceful.

The Light Yoga & Wholeness Studio (The Light) welcomed over 50 guests on Saturday evening (August 27) for an unveiling party complete with mocktails, music, painting and candles.

Guests said they were delighted to be in the space, which was softly lit and peaceful.

The Light was co-founded by yogis Jessie Reid and Mei-Ling Chow-Mintenko.

“It’s beautiful, and there’s an incredible energy and calm,” Wanda Peakman said. “I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Peakman took his instructor course with Chow-Mintenko. The course lasts 200 hours and covers anatomy, philosophy and ethics, history of yoga, teaching strategies and personal development. A new teaching course is expected to begin this fall.

“For me,” Peakman said, “yoga grounds me and brings me back to the present moment. It’s different for everyone, but it’s a way of being with yourself and doing something for yourself.

Singer-songwriter Brian Paul DG performed for the event and artist Jess Zoerb worked on commissioned artwork for the studio.

Chow-Mintenko said she’s been overwhelmed by the community’s enthusiasm so far — and hopeful for the company’s future.

“We’re trying to create the kind of place we’ve always dreamed of and needed in our own practices,” she explained. “We want to create an all-encompassing sanctuary for all beings and all practices. … Whatever your level of yoga practice, it’s a sanctuary where people can grow, feel better, do better, and truly heal.

Alysha Dixon was at the unveiling to support Jessie Reid, who started Dixon on her yoga journey.

“I did prenatal yoga with her,” Dixon said, “which would have been like about four or five years ago. … It was life-changing, transformational. It started me on my spiritual journey, and Jessie is so talented and amazing at what she does, it’s perfect for her.

“Our community needs these kinds of spaces,” commented Sundance guest Robson. “It’s open and beautiful and there’s this wonderful vibe. That’s all I want to feel when I come to an urban yoga studio.

Classes begin September 6 and there will be another open house event on September 10 with free beginner classes and a flower bar from Untamed Blooms and Botanicals. The Light and Untamed Blooms will donate a portion of the proceeds from the open house to the Moose Jaw Transition House.

To learn more about Moose Jaw’s newest yoga studio, visit www.thelightyogastudio.com.