IONIA — Joanne Six has run Salon 6 in Ionia for roughly 11 years, consistently discovering methods to enhance and increase the enterprise whereas doing so.
Upon studying that the property proper subsequent door to her salon, which is positioned at 320 W. Primary St., had turn out to be out there, Six shortly determined to leap on the chance.
She started changing the area right into a yoga studio — an concept that didn’t take her all that lengthy to provide you with.
“The women and I have been exterior after we began trying within the home windows and began brainstorming,” she informed the Every day Information. “I’m an avid yoga particular person. I do a whole lot of yoga and sizzling yoga. Why don’t we simply put in a yoga studio?”
The yoga studio incorporates a number of forms of courses, together with yin yoga (a slower-paced, restorative class primarily centered on stretching connective tissues), vinyasa (average to excessive tempo, carried out in a sizzling room or at room temperature) and gradual movement (a slower-paced vinyasa class), amongst others.
Together with the yoga studio, Salon 6 added 4 new service rooms for waxing, therapeutic massage remedy, eyelashes/eyebrows and facials into the addition.
Towards the again of the area moreover sits an infrared sauna for patrons to make use of, one other new addition presents a number of well being advantages.
In complete, Six says changing Salon 6’s new area took roughly six months to finish.
“Exposing the brick was tremendous thrilling when doing this,” she stated. “That was one thing we maintained over there (within the different half of the enterprise), so we needed to make sure we maintained it over right here, too.”
The brand new addition opened in March. Since then, Six says she’s heard loads of optimistic suggestions.
“It’s been wonderful,” she stated. “Persons are actually warming as much as the concept of getting one thing else like this. There isn’t a yoga studio in Ionia, so we’ve actually seen folks be so excited to come back in. Throughout the summertime, courses have been slightly bit smaller, however we’ve been as much as 15 folks to this point and it’s solely been 4 months. That’s actually thrilling to see.”
Six says every yoga class can comfortably match 26 folks; though, there’s sufficient area for a decent 30, if want be.
Wanting to attend till COVID restrictions have been lifted earlier than holding a grand opening, Salon 6 celebrated a ribbon-cutting for the brand new additions with the Ionia Space Chamber of Commerce final Friday.
Chamber Govt Director Kat Reed famous the optimistic repute that Salon 6 has already established inside the Ionia group, particularly given how lengthy the enterprise has been round.
“Everyone knows Salon 6 down right here,” Reed stated on the occasion. “They’ve been a staple in downtown Ionia for years. They’ve lately form of quietly added a spa and wellness middle. We’re very excited to all be right here tonight.”
Six says yoga courses are sometimes held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“As one in every of my college students turns into licensed for her yoga coaching, we’ll add extra morning courses, night courses and possibly even later courses,” she stated.
Location: 320 W. Primary St. in Ionia
Hours: 10 a.m. to five p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. to five p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to three p.m. on Saturdays
Info: Go to salon6ionia.com or name (616) 522-9870
Yoga courses: salon6ionia.mysalononline.com