Kristin Quinn recently took over as the owner of . When she reached out to Charlestown Patch to let us know, we asked her if she would like to answer some questions for the community.
How did you end up taking over Charlestown Yoga?
I have been practicing at Charlestown Yoga since 2007. I received my teaching training at the studio and used to teach on Wednesday nights. When the prior owner, Sue Lynch, was ready to sell she said she meditated on it and my face appeared. And I'm glad it did!
Now that you own the business, what are you doing differently?
Sue built a great place to practice yoga for the Charlestown community. I plan on expanding on that success by adding classes like Hot Yoga, Family Yoga, Baby Yoga, and Yoga on the outdoor deck once the weather gets warmer. We are also excited to host various wellness nights, workshops, and trunk shows along with offering yoga-related adult and baby clothing.
What have you liked about the Charlestown community since taking over?
The community has been so welcoming since I took over the business in February. , our neighborhood coffee shop, sent us a gorgeous display of flowers. We have teamed up with the Harborside to offer special deals on packages, and I've already received so many compliments about the newly painted studio and the changes that were made to the check-in area. Charlestown is a wonderful place to be and practice yoga.
If you weren't in the yoga business, what business would you be in?
My background is in Marketing. I went to Boston University and received a Communications degree with a concentration in Public Relations. I lived in New York City and worked in Product Marketing for Martha Stewart and very recently for Safety 1st in Foxboro which is best known for their child-proofing business and the "Baby on Board" sign. Yoga has always been a part of my life but this last month I've had a great time meshing my passion with my work. I can truly say that I love what I do and do what I love.
What's one thing, long-term, that you would like to do in Charlestown?
I want to make Charlestown Yoga a haven for yoga practitioners of all levels—beginners to advanced. I would love to see the parents in Charlestown use our studio has a place to grow and bond with their children and I want to make our beautiful outdoor space a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city living.