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When Health Yoga Life opens its doors in Kendall Square next week, co-founder Vyda Bielkus hopes the studio will help the area’s innovators and educators find balance—and not just in their crane poses.
“I don’t think people even realize how much is happening in terms of startups and biotech and just the brainpower, basically, that’s coming out of there,” says Bielkus, who runs HYL with her three sisters. It’s a fast-paced neighborhood full of busy, hardworking people, which she says made it a natural choice for the siblings when they decided to expand beyond their location in Boston’s Beacon Hill, since yoga can reduce stress, decrease pressure and help people achieve a literal work-life balance.
Mindfulness is the wellness watchword of the day, but that wasn’t the case when the four Bielkus sisters were growing up. “We were raised by a mom who meditated before it was very popular,” Vyda Bielkus recalls. “It was not something most people had heard of
Winter is upon us, which means any outdoor exercise will require some serious bundling up. If you’re wary of braving the cold, however, you can still get sweaty in the comfort of your own home. Just use this indoor workout developed by Vyda Bielkus, co-founder of Health Yoga Life.