A Space for All

From the moment the idea of Balanced Planet Yoga was conceived, we knew our mission was to create a little sanctuary that felt like home — a place where everyone felt safe to unpack their day or whatever might be weighing them down.  We knew it would also be a place to root for each other’s successes and share our day-to-day experiences.  As it turns out, BPY has become that and so very much more.

BPY is the original brainchild of Kate Moats + Cheryl Van Sciver.  As a seemingly unlikely pairing in partnership, they met in a hot yoga class in 2010. By many accounts, they couldn’t have been more different with the 23-year age gap between them. Yet, when Kate + Cheryl struck up a casual conversation after a class, they soon realized that the surface-level differences between them were actually the secret recipe to a brilliant friendship + [at that time an unknown] future business partnership.  They opened our doors in 2015, and, over the years, they built BPY into a thriving community capable of withstanding even a pandemic.  

In 2021, Kate headed off to Phoenix, Arizona, requiring her to step away from the studio.  And while we were very sad to see Kate move on [and we wish her all the very best!],  this created space for Jenna Kelly [Cheryl’s daughter] to be brought on as a studio co-owner.  Jenna shares in the vision of studio’s founders , but has also been a big part in helping to create some  amazing changes in the studio – like the opening of our second adjoining space in April 2023. 

Cheryl + Jenna form a natural partnership as mother + daughter, and they share a special chemistry that just seems to work here at BPY.  They are both insanely passionate + dedicated to their students and their continued personal evolution.  Together, they have made it their mission to love + serve everyone because at the end of the day, love is the answer.  It will never be lost on Cheryl or Jenna the absolute honor it is to sit, stand, + celebrate with this community.  You can expect the studio to continue to grow as a loving, inclusive + safe space under their guidance.  

And this is because BPY is more than a small business for Cheryl + Jenna, it is a true extended family. Teaching yoga is a vocation, and BPY is very lucky to have nearly two dozen dedicated teachers bringing their authentic voices to its ecclectic schedule.   If you are new here, we hope you will check out what BPY has to offer very soon.  And if you have ridden the ups + downs of life with us for some time now, thank you.  We couldn’t do what we do without you. xoxo


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