Tysons is a fashion center with shopping, the Boro, and the Silver Line, and coming this weekend, Tysons will soon have a new Honest Soul yoga studio to get in touch with the namaste too.
On Saturday, April 15, Tysons Honest Soul will kick off with a couple of early morning classes to get the yoga juices flowing, and then a grand opening party with Brad Druminyasa providing the soundtrack with his drums and other percussion instruments. He’s based out of Richmond, but is familiar with Honest Soul and has drummed at a few events they had, including the studio opening in Falls Church recently.
The Tysons yoga studio will be in a renovated space in a building over by the Boro and will feature everything that has made Honest Soul the go-to spot for area yogis. This includes classes galore, workshops, a boutique, floor to ceiling windows, gongs, chants and crystals that create the yoga atmosphere.
“We’re creating a sanctuary in the middle of busy Tysons Corner,” said Jade Norris at Honest Soul. Norris started out teaching yoga at their Falls Church location, which was their latest addition, and now she’s in the marketing department. “This new studio is a fresh vibrant space for people to come and practice,” she added.
The Boro is an up and coming area of Tysons geared towards the more active visitor, with lawns, cafes, eateries and meet-ups that they call "Your Happy Place." It's a neighborly gathering place. Now there's somewhere else to go besides the two indoor shopping Meccas.
It's a space between Tysons I and II, and that's where the yogis can stop for a class too.
In Tysons, the International Drive area is a professional area dominated by offices in sleek new buildings but in every cubicle, there’s a yoga enthusiast dying to get out. Why not a class during lunch hour? Honest Soul is aware of this need and “will have noon classes every day,” Norris added.
Honest Soul Yoga was the brainstorm of Suzie Mills, a local yogi with a connection to the military and Fort Belvoir to help the spouses of soldiers transferred to Fort Belvoir. She opened a studio in the Mount Vernon District off Beulah Road and another in West Springfield next to the Whole Foods at Old Keene Mill and Rolling Roads. When the pandemic hit, the studio on Beulah closed but over the last few months in early 2023, yogis are back at it and Honest Soul has picked up the pace to help everyone find their Zen.