Yoga business makes the move from Geneva to Jefferson


JEFFERSON — A yoga business celebrated a move to the village on Friday morning as area political and business leaders gathered at 27 Wall Street for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We are welcoming them to Jefferson. She is already getting involved in doing some classes at the rec center,” said Patricia Fisher, president of the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce.

Leah Hartman, owner of Shanti Yoga Love, has been operating out of Geneva for several years, but decided to move the business to Jefferson after a successful Sunday morning class at the Wall Street Coffee Company. She said a 6:30 a.m. class drew a lot of people so she figured there was a market for her services.

Hartman tried yoga to improve her balance and it opened up a new career path.

“I fell in love with it,” she said.

“I teach every day except Friday,” Hartman said. She said she also sells balms and sprays.

People interested in signing up for a class can go to the business website at to pick a class

One of the specialty classes involves using yoga to recover from trauma and loss.

“My trauma class is donation only,” she said of the importance of helping those who struggle with post traumatic stress disorder and other debilitating conditions.

Hartman features a variety of classes ranging from yoga for stretching, restorative yoga and chakra yoga (the yoga within).

She said she eventually hopes to have a massage therapist on site in the future.

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