FORT WORTH – Indigo Yoga, one of the longest-running and most popular yoga studios of North Texas, will relocate from its current location at 4812 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth to a larger, custom studio next month. Founder and co-owner Brooke Hamblet will move her studio and its 25 teachers to 5100 Pershing Street, the former site of Fazeke’s Fitness.
A 10-year anniversary celebration and grand-opening weekend will be held May 28-29, and will include an exclusive Music & Flow class for members, friends and family. Open for business at its new location on Saturday, May 28, the larger studio will offer free classes all day.
Indigo’s larger studio will boast:
- A larger space overall – 4,800 square feet – with more than 80 dedicated parking spaces as well as ample street parking.
- Men’s and women’s fully-furnished custom locker rooms, including showers.
- A large practice room with custom wood flooring that will accommodate up to 150 students on their mats at once during mega-classes.
- A custom, retractable glass studio door, which allows for the single space to become dual-use for simultaneous programming.
- Two unique roll-up glass garage doors on the wall of the studio, allowing for a one-of-a-kind outside class experience while still practicing indoors.
- Yoga mat storage.
- An expanded schedule, including a brand new meditation series, along with additional restorative yoga classes, beginner “This is How” workshops and a more comprehensive Indigo U: Kids Yoga program.
“When I was 16, I was living in the Midwest and found a book on my mother’s bookshelf about yoga,” shared Brooke Hamblet, 42. “Yoga drew me in as if it was a calling, and from then on, I searched out yoga everywhere I went.”
In 2001, Hamblet began teaching yoga classes to eight students out of her garage. In 2006, long before there was a yoga studio on every corner, Hamblet opened a 1,100-square-foot studio on Camp Bowie. Since then, Indigo has expanded three times at that same retail center, where it now occupies both 4808 and 4812 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
In 2015, Hamblet invited fellow yogi and Fort Worth entrepreneur, John Cornelsen of Evolving Texas, as an equity partner into her business. Cornelsen, 47, co-founded the engineering firm in 2009, as well as Juggle, Inc. in 2014; he also helped launch the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in 2012, which eventually led to his partnership with Hamblet.
Indigo will continue to offer the $88 per month, no contract Limitless Yoga at its new studio. In celebration of Indigo’s 10 year anniversary, they will also offer $10 drop-in classes for friends of members who are new to the studio throughout the month of June. The studio will also keep its popular “First Free Wednesday” promotion, where every class on the first Wednesday of each month is always free to anyone who wishes to attend.
A recent study by the Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal shows the number of U.S. yoga practitioners has increased to over 36 million, up from 20.4 million in 2012. Practitioner spending on yoga classes, clothing, equipment and accessories rose to $16 billion a year – up from $10 billion over the past four years.