…When I came into yoga it was a hard time in my life, and I found sanctuary when I was on my mat…I was in reverie and I didn’t know it…Yoga Reverie Owner – Andrea Leombruni
Another new small business has opened in Glenside; described as a “small and humble yoga studio” by owner Andrea Leombruni, Yoga Reverie began offering classes this past Monday. We recently had a chance to speak with Andrea about the studio and the journey that got her there.
There are going to be daily morning classes, seven days a week. While October will have a slightly limited schedule as they get off the ground, they will be adding instructors and different types of classes. For instance, starting November 15th, Lizette Souze will be teaching Hot Pilates. There will be warm/hot AND room temperature Yoga.
“We are offering both so that everybody can find something on our schedule that will fit their practice.”, said Andrea.
There will also be evening classes Monday through Thursday. On some Fridays, they’re going to be offering pop-up classes, which Andrea envisions will be donation-based to help charities she’s worked with in the past; the Lisa Diener Domestic Violence Foundation, the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York, and the Suicide National Prevention Hotline.
I want to take away that stigma that keeps people intimidated and not coming to try yoga because they’re not flexible or they’ve never done it before or don’t understand the languageYoga Reverie Owner – Andrea Leombruni
And don’t worry if you’ve never tried yoga, Andrea has that covered.
“I want to take away that stigma that keeps people intimidated and not coming to try yoga because they’re not flexible or they’ve never done it before or don’t understand the language. she said. When speaking to those people, I always say that if you can do the Hokey Pokey you can do Yoga.”
“I teach to the class and I teach specifically so I can have beginners in the class and seasoned people that have an active practice. There are ways to modify things and there’s ways to offer an expansion on a pose so that experienced practitioners can participate in the same classes of beginner.”
There is a drop-in rate, 10 and 20 class cards and even an unlimited yoga option.
“If you want to come three times a day you’re gonna get sick of me but you can come and I will teach you excellent yoga every single time.” said Andrea.
The story behind the studio name, Yoga Reverie, reflects Andrea’s journey to find peace in her life and then her desire to help others achieve the same feeling.
“I wanted something that really invoked thought and obviously reverie meaning being in a state of imagination; when I came into yoga it was a hard time in my life, and I found sanctuary when I was on my mat…I was in reverie and I didn’t know it until I had to look for this name of the business.”
“I kept going through synonyms and the thesaurus and it hit me that that’s exactly what I was in. I was in this state of meditation imagination; relief, sanctuary, and just kind of removing yourself from the outside world for this temporary relief. Being free as you move through your movements.”
The studio, is on the second floor of the same building that houses Glenside’s newest live music venue, The Royal. Yoga Reverie sublets and shares the space with an offshoot of The Royal, Royal Events.
For more information about Yoga Reverie and how to book a class, click here.