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  • By Lisa Brody

Change on the mat

After several years, Center for Yoga, 555 S.Old Woodward, owned by Jonny Kest, has closed, having been bought out by Life Time Fitness. Yoga devotees of the spot urged two of the yoga teachers, Jacquie Ciavaglia and Missy Rush, to open a new studio. With the assistance of a GoFundMe account – which raised more than $100,000 in two weeks – and contributions from the community, in mid-January the duo opened Community Yoga Studio, 555 S. Old Woodward, downstairs from the former Center for Yoga, in the former Core Revolution location. The new Community Yoga Studio – named because the community came together to create the yoga studio – can accommodate up to 70 practitioners, and has infrared heat. In an outreach email, Ciavaglia and Rush said, “It’s so exciting to be designing and building out our new studio. We want all of you to have the best place to call your yoga home.” Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.

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