Mayor Gary Christenson recently participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony of Malden Center’s newest arrival, Soul City Yoga. The boutique community yoga studio was founded in 2016 in Lynn, Massachusetts by Shanel Anderson who aimed to address the lack of diversity in the boutique fitness universe. “My mission is to dissolve and dismantle the westernized image of who yoga is ‘for’ by creating an all-inclusive environment that welcomes and sees the value in all people,” said Anderson. “I believe strongly that community is strengthened by celebrating the beauty of diversity and the value of representation.”
Soul City’s mission is centered around the idea that yoga and wellness should be accessible to all and is a safe space for practitioners of all levels and abilities. Partner Sara Bailey joined the business in 2019 and together they are moving their mission forward. “We are so excited to be a part of the Malden community,” said Bailey. “The rich cultural composition of this city makes it a perfect fit for our studio.” The Malden location is their second establishment.
Soul City offers vinyasa style yoga, yoga sculpt, barre, prenatal and restorative yoga as well as high intensity interval training (HIIT) classes. They are open seven days a week and offer classes indoors, outdoors (weather permitting) and live streaming from both locations. They will be offering over 50 classes per week led by 20+ instructors when restrictions are relaxed related to the pandemic. For more information please visit https://www.soulcityom.com/.