06 Jan Revolution Coming
After earning her MBA from the University of Maryland, living and working in Baltimore for nine years, Ashley Dodd decided she was ready for a change. In September 2013, Dodd moved to Savannah, sight unseen. “I had heard a lot about Savannah, it seemed like the right place for me. My friends all thought I was crazy.” One week after arriving, she was teaching yoga classes at Savannah Yoga Center. By March 2014, she had made up her mind to open her own studio. Vantosh Realty Group’s Beth Vantosh found Dodd a space and helped her negotiate lease terms there. She signed a lease with option to purchase on 204 W. Victory Dr. in October 2014.
Who: Ashley Dodd, her partner Brittany Roberts + 3 other teachers
What: Revolution Yoga Studio
When: Opening March 2015 with 18 classes/week to suit all schedules and skill levels
Where: 204 West Victory Drive (Across from The Florence and One West Victory)
Why: Revolution is Savannah’s only certified Jivamukti Yoga Studio
Cool Factor: Revolution will act as a satellite outpost for Savannah Squeeze, the cold-pressed juice company located in Savannah’s Medical Arts neighborhood. Oh, and they’ve commissioned Jose Ray to paint a mural around the exterior of the building.
Green Factor: Revolution is dedicated to environmental sustainability in everything from their build out –using reclaimed materials and favoring energy efficient systems; to their everyday practices – no plastic water bottles, no printed paper, discounts for students who don’t drive to class.
Bonus Round: The outdoor space will accommodate a garden to grow produce for Savannah Squeeze. There will also be ample space for outdoor classes. “Connection to nature is a central part of Jivamukti Yoga, we wanted to bring outdoor elements inside as well as have the ability to hold classes outside. This location is perfect for that.”
Location: “We didn’t want to be in some pristine neighborhood or in a strip mall. That just doesn’t fit our model. We like this neighborhood, it is up and coming, still a little bit edgy, but with great stuff all around. There is a great opportunity to be part of the positive change that is happening here, to contribute.
Preview Revolution Yoga Studios this Saturday, January 10th, from 1-3PM * Ashley and Brittany will teach a class * Donations accepted
REVOLUTION YOGA STUDIOS
204 West Victory Drive (at Barnard St.)