With the scores of new candy and pastry shops popping up around Scarsdale, it only makes sense that a new fitness studio would open up in town, as well -- just in time to help locals fulfill their New Years' fitness resolutions.
Scarsdale Yoga Studios, a 7,000-square-foot yoga and wellness facility, will start offering more than 20 different styles of yoga, ranging from hot vinyasa to gentle restorative, to the public in January 2012.
Not into yoga? Tone your core strength and muscle tone by partaking in a Pilates and TRX class, or meet up with gym buddies at the studio's organic juice bar and cafe -- a way more healthful alternative to Chat martinis. Or chill out in one of the massage and meditation rooms, enjoying therapeutic treatments and deep tissue treatments. The important thing is, you're getting away from it all...which is exactly founder and general partner Irene Sinyavin's goal.
Sinyavin, who lives in Scarsdale with her husband and four children, became aware of the community's need for a full-range yoga studio after beginning the practice herself in 2003 to supplement a vigorous fitness regimen that included swimming, running and kettlebell training.
"This is really about building a place for the community to come, as individuals, gather together in a beautiful place and go into themselves," Sinyavin said.
Joining Sinyavin is co-owner Olga Morozova, a former Bronxville resident, and Director of Yoga Greg Barringer. Both are seasoned yoga enthusiasts.
Barringer has practiced yoga for 20 years. Before joining Scarsdale Yoga Studios, Greg coached athletes in competitive events and taught a seminar at MIT called “Achieving Peak Performance."
Morozova, a global citizen who lives in London with her husband and two children, has reportedly practiced yoga at some of the world's most beautiful retreats -- and, as she diplomatically put it, at some of the "not-so-great places" as well. She hopes that the studio's tranquil amenities, which include state-of-the-art amenities, changing rooms and sweeping studio views overlooking the Bronx River, will create a "true sanctuary" for Scarsdale residents.