Tucked quietly in a space at 106 Island Ave. in REO Town
, Just B Yoga
offers yoga for people of all levels, as well as tai chi and meditation classes and programs
to the community. What makes the establishment unique is that it is donation-only, so you pay what you can.
Owner Belinda Thurston aims to encourage participation and never wants money to be an issue.
“Yoga and tai chi are often the most needed in our underserved communities … [but] they are least accessible in these communities,” says Thurston. “Just B is about helping restore, heal and build community from its roots. That's what I see REO Town is doing and I love being a part of it.”
Just B Yoga’s programs have increased since its inception last spring, and will also begin offering power yoga classes, a restorative yoga class and a prenatal yoga class. There is also a Hip Hop Power Hour class, giving power yoga students a hip hop playlist.
“Please keep checking the website
because the [programs are] expanding quicker than I can keep up with myself,” adds Thurston, playfully.
Source: Belinda Thurston, Just B Yoga
Writer: Suban Nur Cooley
All Photographs © Dave Trumpie