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Five Pillars Yoga
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Our Mission

We seek to live by, and share with our community, the Five Pillars that constitute a balanced lifestyle that ultimately promotes good health, energized well-being, a clear and positive attitude, and a mindful and engaged approach to life.



Founders

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

Five Pillars Yoga was founded by Karen Mehiel, a self-described yoga devotee, and Olga Palladino, an experienced yoga teacher and practitioner. Karen and Olga yearned for a studio in their own neighborhood that would bring a more meaningful and balanced approach to the practice of yoga. They desired a deeper context as well as to share yoga “off the mat,” and founded Five Pillars in answer to this need. With an eye towards aesthetics and ambiance, they designed the studio space to be bright, inviting, and warm — a beautiful atmosphere in which to explore the beauty of yoga.
Karen and Olga met while working together in support of an NGO bringing comprehensive health care to a remote island community in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a shared passion for service, they strive to continue supporting worthy environmental, humanitarian and charitable initiatives through fundraising and awareness building through yoga.


Studio Philosophy

Five Pillars Yoga is a welcoming and beautiful sanctuary where we can “Go Deep” cultivating emotional, spiritual and physical harmony. We seek to share ancient teachings and inspiration in an accessible way that is applicable to our modern lives. Our studio model is to educate our students by teaching yoga, not simply leading sequences, with a priority on individualized attention that facilitates a safe and powerful practice at all levels.

We honor the concept of Dharma, of walking our right path, exploring fulfillment for ourselves that also benefits others whose paths cross our own.



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The Yoga Shop

The Yoga Shop features a curated selection of apparel, accessories and lifestyle pieces to bring your yoga off the mat and into your daily life. We carry chic, unique and comfortable workout clothes and a select collection of body and beauty products to support both inner and outer radiance, and refreshing herbal elixirs. In keeping with the Five Pillars ethos, we source only from designers and companies whose values are in alignment with Right Intention — we believe in supporting small businesses that manufacture mindfully in the U.S.A. The selection at the Yoga Shop will be ever-evolving, but the intention will remain the same: to offer special items that help support a 360-degree yoga lifestyle.
The Yoga Shop is located within the Five Pillars Studio, and open during regular studio hours.

 


MEET THE TEAM

David Marshall
STUDIO MANAGER
DAVID@FIVEPILLARSYOGA.COM

Erika Mehiel
LIFESTYLE & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
ERIKA@FIVEPILLARSYOGA.COM

Karen Mehiel
CO-FOUNDER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
KAREN@FIVEPILLARSYOGA.COM


 

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Olga Palladino
CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING TEACHER
OLGA@FIVEPILLARSYOGA.COM

Julia Ambrose
STUDIO COORDINATOR
JULIA@FIVEPILLARSYOGA.COM


 

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM? CONTACT STUDIO@FIVEPILLARSYOGA.COM