Carrie Rengers

Satya Moon Yoga to open in new ‘more authentic’ space

Katerina Gavin, shown here, is moving her Satya Moon Yoga to Cambridge Market.
Katerina Gavin, shown here, is moving her Satya Moon Yoga to Cambridge Market. Courtesy photo

Three years ago, Katerina Gavin was considering opening Satya Moon Yoga when she decided to take over the Firefly Yoga Studio lease at the Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock Road.

“I had never planned on staying there,” Gavin says.

Now, she says she’s found a place more conducive to what she always wanted at Cambridge Market at the southeast corner of 21st and Webb Road.

“I love the energy of the space,” Gavin says. “I felt peace and serenity.”

Her new place will open Sept. 1.

With just one room for yoga instead of two with the new space, Gavin says it is “a more authentic yoga studio.”

“The one room is the oneness of yoga,” she says. “It’s more of an intimate environment.”

Gavin says she’s taught yoga and movement for 30 years.

“I’ve studied many methods of movement.”

Gavin says she teaches somatic movement, which is a form of movement that retrains the central nervous system as it relates to pain. She’s also a Pilates practitioner and a longtime ballet teacher and dancer.

“I like to pull all of that in.”

She says yoga isn’t a one-size-fits-all exercise even though she teaches in a group setting.

“There’s an individualized approach.”

The new space will have a yoga wall for various uses along with a new boutique area with merchandise such as oils, books and meditation cushions.

Gavin says Cambridge management gets what she’s trying to do and has the same spirit of community that she does.

“Our love of community is big,” she says. “They’re very community oriented.”

Gavin is a Lululemon ambassador, which she says is about promoting yoga and community with the clothing chain.

“Yoga has the ability to transform lives and communities on and off the mat,” she says.

“Yes, it changes our bodies, but it changes our lives profoundly,” Gavin says. “Our intention is to be part of that transformation.”

Gavin says her new studio will build on what she’s done for the last three years and align more with her original vision.

“This is what I always wanted.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers