Glow in the dark and do yoga at this Middletown studio

Haven Studio in Middletown is ready to launch some new classes, including a Glowga Yoga Rave class on Saturday, January 20 from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. CONTRIBUTED
Haven Studio in Middletown is ready to launch some new classes, including a Glowga Yoga Rave class on Saturday, January 20 from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. CONTRIBUTED

Want to glow in the dark?

Participants will light up the evening with glow-in-the-dark paint and glow necklaces as part of a Glowga Yoga Rave class at Haven Studio in Middletown on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost for the class is $25, and guests should register on the website or Facebook by Jan. 19 to reserve a spot.

“It’s going to be fun to do something new and different with the glow paint in the dark, and I think it’s nice to add the dance piece. Our yoga classes are doing well, but to add this element of a DJ and a dance-party vibe will make it a really fun event,” said Haven owner Ami Vitori Kimener.

The event is also family-friendly. “We have moms and daughters who have signed up for the class,” she said.

“I love bringing family-friendly events to downtown,” Vitori Kimener said, “We are also launching a dance company and a dance school at Haven, so this is laying the groundwork for that as well. So, we want to get families in, and let them know we are starting a dance program.”

Haven is partnering with Eden Yoga of Centerville for the Glowga Yoga Rave event (www.edenyogaohio.com.) The class will start at 6:30 p.m. and run for about an hour. There will also be light snacks and drinks, DJ Strange Mind and a free-form dance-party atmosphere throughout the remainder of the evening. This glow-in-the-dark fun is designed for all ages and skill levels. Haven Studio is located at 1131 Central Ave., inside Torchlight Pass.

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Other yoga classes at Haven range from “Gentle Hatha Yoga” and “Yoga 101” to “Meditation” and “Hot Vinyasa” and more. Class times span morning hours to mid-day and evening classes. For a class schedule and the latest updates, go to www.havenmiddletown.com and at www.facebook.com/havenmiddletown. Many participants also use the Mindbody App to sign up and register for classes.

The yoga studio offers a diverse range of class offerings – for those with little or no experience to those who have been doing yoga for years.

“We really feel like we have an array of classes for everybody, every experience or skill set, every age level, and even for people with injuries, or other health issues,” Vitori Kimener said.

Vitori Kimener said Haven is proud to have the Erica Collins, its studio director, bring her experience and passion to the studio to create the new Harmony Dance in Haven program, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 5.

“From toddlers to adults, our new dance program will build confidence, teach essential skills and offer students the gift of finding freedom in movement for students ages 3 through senior adults,” she said.

New dance classes offered will include ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and more.

Collins not only offers dance experience, but she puts that together with the yoga and the wellness.

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“As a lifelong dancer, she knows what it can do to your body. She really understands and wants to build a program that is not only about becoming a great dancer, but also being able to take care of your body with yoga and other wellness services to create the whole-person dancer, and I think that’s a different approach than some of the other schools have taken,” said Vitori Kimener.

The downtown Middletown destination is meant to be one place, or a “haven” for everyone to get what they need. In addition to yoga and the new dance class offerings, there is also a wellness space and a children’s play area inside.

Vitori Kimener said the idea is for children to be happy, engaged and having fun, while their parents, or caregivers are getting what they need.

The wellness area includes services like massage, Reiki, acupuncture and cupping, to name a few.

WANT TO GO?

What: Glowga Yoga Rave

Where: Haven Studio, 1131 Central Ave., downtown Middletown, inside Torchlight Pass

When: Glowga Yoga Rave will be held on Sat., Jan. 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class will start at 6:30 p.m. Other yoga class and new dance class offerings and class schedules vary.

Cost: The Glowga Yoga Rave class is $25.

More Info: www.havenmiddletown.com or www.facebook.com/havenmiddletown