Feng shui can cause a person to tweak the placement of a chair, rearrange a room, or banish everything with a clown nose on it. For Warren Mosley and Barbara Badolati—founders of Muskegon Yoga Center—a meeting with a feng shui consultant inspired them to relocate their yoga center to a new building. They were serious about fostering a worthwhile yoga experience for their students, and the consultation ultimately paid off.
Their spacious studio now cultivates a serene environment with pastel yellow walls, ample sunlight, and billowing drapes hanging from the high ceilings. Here, they and their team of instructors direct poses and breaths in an array of yoga classes, ranging from the vigorous Vinyasa style to gentle and meditative classes. They also offer Pilates and tai chi classes in addition to life-coaching services.
Beyond the hard work and meditation, Mosley and Badolati strive to make Muskegon Yoga Center a catalyst for local involvement. They host community yoga classes at Pere Marquette Beach for a suggested $5 donation—which is given to local charities—and partner with the Johnson Cancer Center to offer classes to those living with cancer.