New yoga centre stretches out in downtown Barrie

Multi-use facility designed for Barrie’s athletic heart and community spirit

There has been a lot of activity over at the old Barn across from Barrie’s Heritage Park over the last few months. Built in 1916, it has been converted and will now house Barrie’s largest multi-functional yoga, fitness, therapy and education centre.
BLiSS, Ann Green Yoga, will celebrate its public grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 9:30 a.m. with a Yoga FLASH MOB at Heritage Park followed by free yoga, facility tours and public and private events throughout the week at the 119 Dunlop St. E location.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have grown our little studio into this beautiful facility at the heart of the city,” said BLISS owner Ann Green. “My goal with the studio has been to connect this community, create a happy space inspired with deep knowledge and nature appreciation, and be inclusive of all levels. I feel we’ve accomplished that.”

The building boasts more than 8,000 square feet, five yoga studios, a lounge and boutique, a newly added third level, full men and women’s shower facilities and specialized rooms for hot yoga, suspension yoga, meditation, spin, cycling and functional training. A wellness centre will also feature massage therapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, counselling and laser therapy.
“The building has allowed us to grow our BLISS offering, with multiple types of classes and more convenient times to accommodate busy schedules,” said Green.
BLISS Yoga houses Green’s private institute of education in yoga training as well as the Yoga Warriors program developed for men and women of the military and first responders in Simcoe. They have also become an integral part of the newly founded Barrie Colts Hockey Academy through Blyth Academy.
“We now feel more richly connected to growth and education in this community,” she said.
For free yoga classes and tours of the facility,register at BLiSS yoga studio.

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