Soul City Yoga
Soul City Yoga’s mission is to create a yoga space where inclusivity, diversity, and representation are number one. As soon as anyone walks through the door, they should feel welcome regardless of race, gender, age, body type, fitness level, or skill level. We couldn’t agree more with their mission, so it was an honor to help them design this second location. To start this Soul City experience off right, we created a bright, warm, and inviting entry to welcome visitors in. Here, students can sit down and start to get comfortable while studio employees check them in, surrounded by cozy swag. The existing windows let lots of natural light in, and we wanted to make sure the same light could make its way into the studio space, so we designed large overhead windows and an opaque door to do just that. To add a final layer of familiar calm, we added soft uplighting to fill the space and accented the ceiling with decorative tin panels. Now it’s a relaxing and welcoming place that absolutely anyone can call om.
Location: Malden, MA
Project Size: 900 sf
Team: Unique Ventures, Streetlight Ventures, CSI Engineering