YogaSoul Center in Eagan Sees Exponential Growth and Global Recognition During Challenging Economic Times

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In just four years, business and community has multiplied at YogaSoul Center in Eagan. Staff size has tripled, class offerings have doubled, class sizes are five times larger, and globally-recognized teachers are brought in regularly for special workshops. YogaSoul will be celebrating community, growth and more at its free open house event on Friday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Tarisa Parrish, YogaSoul Center Owner

I wanted to create a place where people could get consistent relief from their stress, and peace in their day, said YogaSoul Owner Tarisa Parrish.

In just four years, business and community has multiplied at YogaSoul Center in Eagan. Staff size has tripled, class offerings have doubled, class sizes are five times larger, and globally-recognized teachers are brought in regularly for special workshops. YogaSoul will be celebrating community, growth and more at its free open house event on Friday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At a time of immense economic pressure, YogaSoul has become a place where people find reprieve from daily stresses. The Yoga & Pilates Center opened in 2008, in the midst of a recession that touched nearly everyone’s lives. YogaSoul owner Tarisa Parrish -- whose day job is a Director at Best Buy Corporate Headquarters -- said that’s when people needed help the most.

“When the economy took a downturn and our community faced the stress of the times, I wanted to create a place where people could get consistent relief from their stress, and peace in their day,” Parrish said. “People said I was ‘brave’ to start a business in such hard times, and I always smiled and responded that what I was offering had an inverse relationship to the economy. The harder the economy got, the more people needed the stress relief they receive from Yoga and Pilates.”

Before opening Yogasoul, Parrish envisioned a peaceful environment for strengthening the body and healing the soul, while creating sacred space to awaken consciousness through classes. By all accounts, they have surpassed their goals.

Parrish looks to the future to continue growing the healing and fitness center.

“I see YogaSoul growing and expanding into a larger space that enables us to grow our class offerings and services allowing us to serve our customer base even better than we do now,” Parrish said. “We plan to offer new retreats, trainings, and new service lines such as spiritual guidance and coaching.”

YogaSoul will be celebrating community, growth and more at its free open house event on Friday, April 13. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., people can stop by eat delicious food, experience shortened classes and Pilates reformer sessions, get pictures of their auras and participate in coloring meditations.

YogaSoul’s mission is to help clients win the battle against stress. It has an extensive class offering in several styles of yoga, including Kundalini, Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa. It boasts a fully equipped Pilates studio and offers many kinds of classes, including Zumba, Tai Chi and belly dancing. Its full roster of teachers and healers provide clients with a variety of healing services, including intuitive readings, Reiki, Thai yoga bodywork, Ayurveda, energy work and several others. YogaSoul also hosts special workshops and both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga teacher trainings.

To see a full schedule, make an appointment with a healer or sign up for a class, visit YogaSoul’s website, http://yogasoul-center.com/. New students get their first week of classes free.

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