Christina Alexa, formerly of The Practice Room in Meredith, to Run New State-of-the-Art Studio and Wellness Center
Published DateMEREDITH — Mill Falls has announced the opening of a new yoga and wellness center on its lake front property called Sacred Waters.
The new, state-of-the-art studio, located in the building previously occupied by the Christmas Loft on Daniel Webster Highway, will be run by Christina Alexa, formerly of The Practice Room Center for Yoga & Healing in Meredith.
"Opening this yoga studio on site, and working with Christina to create a healing and peaceful environment, enables us at Mill Falls to offer another exceptional service to our extensive list of guest amenities," said Gail Batstone, general manager of Mill Falls. "As a yoga student myself who took classes at The Practice Room with Christina, I believe this yoga and wellness center will perfectly complement our offerings at Mill Falls and be a welcome addition for our guests as well as the lake community."
Sacred Waters opened to the public on February 8 and will be celebrating the grand opening over the weekend of February 22–24.
"We are very excited about our move to Mill Falls and we invite everyone to visit us during our grand opening weekend to see the facility and enjoy the music, workshops and, of course, the yoga and fitness classes we will be hosting," said Alexa, master certified in yoga and healing therapies who draws from 28 years of personal healing and practice. "Joining us will be Cascade Spa therapists who will be offering free chair and hand massages. Collaborating with Mill Falls on this center has been a fantastic marriage ... we have such an amazing location on the lake, a beautiful new facility to call home, and we are proud to be part of a very special team of hospitality professionals."
The 3,100 square-foot studio offers two large instructional rooms, 2 treatment rooms, and a new state-of-the-art upstairs studio to practice hot yoga. Sacred Waters will also offer Aerial Yoga, a new type of yoga that combines traditional yoga with the physical training of an aerialist using fabric trapezes or hammocks that hang from the ceiling. Aerial Yoga is developed for beginners through all levels of experience.
Sacred Waters grand opening festivities include:
· Musical talent Audra Drake (Friday night)
· Kirtan Deva Irene Solae Antonellis (Saturday night)
· International Instructor Ellen Heed, Workshops on Functional Anatomy for Yoga Instructors and 3 hour Chakra Anatomy workshop (Saturday afternoon)
· Susan Barton from Amala Wellness, Ayurveda 101 workshop (Sunday)
· Back Bay Yoga in Boston at the Lake, yoga classes (Saturday)
· Christine Myachi, Intro to Alignment-Based Yoga (Sunday 8-9:30 a.m.)
Grand opening weekend hours are Friday, 2/22 from 4-9:30 p.m., Saturday, 2/23 from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 2/24 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sacred Waters is located upstairs from the EKAL Activity Center, which is a full service activity center offering kayak, canoe, pedal boats, and stand up paddleboard rentals, as well as instruction and tours in the summer months.
Class at the Sacred Waters Yoga Center at Mill Falls. (Courtesy photo)