ABINGDON, Va. — Robyn Raines gained approval to open her yoga studio on Walden Street in Abingdon at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors assembly, regardless of protests from close by residents.
The studio is about to be situated in a barn alongside Walden Street in rural Abingdon and provide yoga lessons seven days every week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents at Tuesday’s assembly complained that the enterprise would improve visitors movement, decrease property values and alter the neighborhood from an agricultural neighborhood to a enterprise setting.
“It’s nation on the market, and that’s what I would like it to be — nation,” stated Charles Townsend, who stated he lately moved to the realm from California.
The supervisors voted 6-1 to approve the studio on a movement by Supervisor Phillip McCall, who stated he used to make use of the barn on Raines’ land for farming functions.
Supervisor Randy Pennington voted towards granting Raines a particular exception allow to function the enterprise in an agricultural zone.
The enterprise is slated to incorporate a brand new entrance for a gravel parking zone and use low-level lighting and low-impact “soothing” music — as Raines put it.
Raines is the previous director of the Southwest Virginia 4-H Instructional Heart.