Our lofted studio is located in the arts district of Parkville, Hartford.

 

We’re not just a yoga studio,

We’re a community.

We’re not just an organic spa,

We’re an experience.

We’re not just a self-care routine, 

We’re a ritual.

Together, we’re changing the culture around self-care, encouraging you to savor it and make it non-negotiable. Our team + offerings at VASU are insurance for your soul. 

 

Come as you are, and join our community of supportive + authentic friends, because wellness is a shared experience.

 

All identities. All bodies. All levels. All ages. All backgrounds.

All are welcome here.

 Live In Your Light and inspire others to do the same.

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Meet The Founders

Holly Wheeler

I’m a Holistic Aesthetician, Massage Therapist, and Herbalist. My deep passion for beauty + healing has brought me around the globe- studying herbs + ancient massage in China, botanical skincare in Europe, and herbal plant medicine from various traditions. I have a love for the mystical world, which has led me to study lunar astrology with The Wild Woman Project, Goddess traditions, and sacred rituals. My medicine and offering to you is using the healing power of earth + plants, the intuitive wisdom of the moon + stars, and my own strength + heart, to hold space for your healing process and encourage you to savor yourself and life more deeply.

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Natalie Wheeler

When I was travel nursing in California and Puerto Rico, I deeply craved connection, community, and a sense of belonging. Yoga became my home. My breath became my anchor. Soon after, I received my 200-hour certification in Bali, Indonesia. As an APRN and Nursing Professor, I utilize my knowledge of human anatomy and passion for teaching in my class design + the perpetual inspiration from the world around me as my muse. I believe that yoga is the sacred space where we can learn self-compassion, kindness, + understanding. My style consists of a soulful mix of asana, pranayama, meditation, + self-reflection.

Meet Our Team

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"We're all just walking each other home." Ram Das

Sara Balkun

200hr RYT

"So let this be the time you seek freedom to unwind from the pull of expectation of all that needs to be just right' Morgan Harper Nichols

"Be the best you can be."

Anonymous 

Lindsay Gaedt 

200hr RYT 

Jessica Crane

200hr RYT

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"Comparison is the thief of joy."

Theodore Roosevelt

 Becky Temkin

200hr RYT

“I move my body as a prayer for the persons I want to be and the world I want to help create.”

Bonnie Weeks

 

 

Jane Krantz

200hr RYT

Lisa Gaumond

200hr RYT

“Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high, and you’ll be on the threshold of bliss.”  BKS Iyengar ​

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Erinn Iorio

Licensed Massage Therapist

Shadia Heenan

500hr RYT

"When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work." Thich Nat Hanh

"Onwards, onwards, this is your path." Hermann Hesse

"The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others"

Omar Suleiman

Irene Todd

Holistic Skin Therapist