Nashville native Liz Veyhl
Nashville native and Small World Yoga Executive Director Liz Veyhl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TN Tribune) –Small World Yoga (SWY), a nonprofit organization created by Nashville native Liz Veyhl with the mission of connecting people and creating community by increasing access to yoga, has a new studio location at 1119 12th Ave. South in Nashville.

“We are thrilled about the new studio and this next stage of growth for Small World Yoga,” said Small World Yoga Executive Director Liz Veyhl. “Our team and community have been a catalyst for our consistent growth over the years, and we feel this studio expansion is no different. We are so excited for all the great things this new space will be able to provide for the Nashville community.”

Originally founded in 2014, SWY is based on the belief that everyone should have access to the mental, physical and emotional benefits that come from regular yoga practice. The nonprofit connects 100 volunteer instructors with students of all ages and backgrounds at more than 75 community outreach locations, including other nonprofits, schools and community spaces. Each month, SWY facilitates nearly 265 yoga classes across the city and serves over 3,000 students.

The new studio space will allow SWY to offer regularly scheduled yoga classes to a broad range of incomes and populations, while also continuing its work and impact out in the community. The new studio will include two studio rooms. Studio A will be a larger, heated studio for power flows. Studio B will be a smaller, unheated studio for a wider variety of classes. It will also count as a flex space for meetings and teacher trainings. Every class will be open to all levels of students, ranging from beginner to more advanced practitioners.

“As its very apt name suggests, the tremendous value of SWY to these communities can be found in the ways in which it teaches individuals of all ages and walks of life the core values of gratitude, mindfulness, and caring for oneself and for others,” said longtime student and Vanderbilt professor Jon Hiskey. “With these lessons taught to so many in such a loving way, Small World Yoga impacts the lives of its many students and, importantly, their circles of friends and relatives – and in the process, Small World directly helps build a stronger, more connected, more caring community. I can think of nothing our society needs more of these days than the understanding and compassion that SWY nurtures in the hearts of the many students it reaches through its extensive outreach program.”

The new studio will officially open in June, following renovations. SWY will be hosting a weekend of free classes for the community June 10–12. Stay tuned for additional details. All the revenue generated through the studio will support SWY’s extensive community outreach work across Nashville and surrounding areas.

More information about the studio, including class schedules, will be available soon. To learn more about SWY or to get involved, visit https://www.smallworldyoga.org/.