Buddha’s Nest Yoga is owned by Groton resident Anne Dries. It has been a traveling yoga studio for two years and offered public classes in several locations as well as private instruction.
It feels like New England to me. It feels like home
“I love that location, that it’s an historic building, and that the builder is maintaining that sense of history while making it completely new. It feels like New England to me. It feels like home,” Dries said. “There will be a dedicated studio space of about 650 square feet and the rest of it will be a reception area. I’m going to be on the first floor in the main building on Main Street. The studio will have lots of windows, about seven windows and a fireplace; and the reception area will have four windows, so it’ll be a light, airy studio
The will be room for about 20 students in a class, she said. Dries plans on offering a range of classes for all ages, grouped by ability into beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. Several will be offered each day, and all will include meditation.
“Yoga can mean lots of different things to different people,” Dries said. “It’s important for me to always combine yoga with meditation, so when I teach a class, we begin with breathing and meditation, and end with a guided meditation. It’s not just physical, about movement, about getting a workout.”
The Boynton Meadow project is being developed by Groton resident Bob France through his Senate Construction company in Shirley. The Buddha’s Nest Yoga sale was arranged through Jeff Gordon’s Exit Assurance Realty in Groton. Other tenants include Bliss Bakery and Dr. Andrew Zale’s dental practice. The town’s Affordable Housing Trust is an investor in the project, which includes several affordable housing units.