Granby yoga studio flows into its fifth year
By Jennifer Huget
When they opened their yoga studio in the heart of Granby Center in June 2010, Kathy Voskowsky and Laura Seger-Horan had no way of knowing that five years later the enterprise would still be going strong. Granby Yoga Studio has not only survived but thrived, growing (literally—the studio space was more than doubled in 2011) to become an integral part of the community and providing a fun, nurturing place for yogis of all ages and abilities to practice together.
Under the guidance of Voskowsky and Seger-Horan, both life-long Granby residents, the studio offers a variety of classes throughout the week, with vinyasa flow, prenatal, basics, gentle and restorative, Pilates, and yoga for strength, in addition to intro classes and plenty of all-levels classes. Private sessions are also available.
Among the studio’s specialty classes are yin yoga and aromatherapy, essence and sound meditation, SUP (stand-up paddleboard yoga, offered at Collinsville Canoe and Kayak), and Yoga in the Vines (at Lost Acres Vineyard).
Granby Yoga’s instructors continue to deepen their own personal practices by attending workshops and continuing education yoga classes.
Seger-Horan says, “There is something for everyone at Granby Yoga, whether you’re just beginning your yoga journey or looking to build on your strong practice.”
Lily Gron, a 2014 GMHS graduate who is a frequent visitor to the studio, says, “When I started classes at Granby Yoga, I came to practice as an individual on my mat. However, as I kept returning to the studio, I formed relationships with my teachers that expanded my journey in ways I had not imagined.”
Gay Chun and Matthew Hamer regularly attend class at Granby Yoga. “Granby Yoga offers a wonderful variety of classes taught in a number of different yoga styles,” Chun says. Hamer concurs, adding, “All the teachers are skilled practitioners, each with their own special approach to the practice of yoga.”
The studio performs a number of services for the greater community. On the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m., a Community Yoga class is open to all comers; those who take part are encouraged to make a donation of any amount, and proceeds go to the Granby Food Bank. And classes are made available to local student athletic teams, too.
Voskowsky says, “We look forward to many more years. The community and spirit we’ve encountered have been amazing and have made for a fascinating journey.”
The studio plans an Open House on Saturday, June 6, with free classes, raffles, refreshments, opportunities to meet the teaching staff, and more.