Another yoga studio will be leaving Montclair this month for a new location. Lotus Yoga, currently located at 7 North Willow in Montclair, is moving to Bloomfield on June 15, according to founder and director Jennifer Kohl.
No word yet on why Lotus is leaving their iconic Montclair studio with its chandeliers, vaulted ceilings and ornate wood carvings.
In March 2011, Lotus opened a second studio in Newark on Washington Street.
While it wasn’t the only factor, parking was a reason for Starseed Yoga’s relocation from Montclair to Verona this month. “It was an issue especially for nighttime students,” said Starseed’s owner, Amy Para. The weekly concerts at the Wellmont take up much of the street parking for students, especially on Saturday nights. Para said that some students would miss class because they couldn’t find a parking spot.
“Morning students would also get tickets when they parked on the street,” said Para. “I’ve actually gotten a ticket.”
Para said that their Verona studio has a parking lot.