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A Yogi’s Dream: New owner takes the lead at Grass Valley Yoga

Whitney Triplett became the new owner of Grass Valley Yoga, on Alta Sierra Drive, last November.
Emily Lavin/elavin@theunion.com |

There’s a new yogi in charge at Grass Valley Yoga.

Whitney Triplett took over ownership of the studio, located at 10052 Alta Sierra Drive, in November. There are currently eight yoga instructors teaching at the studio, which offers a variety of classes Monday-Saturday, including hatha yoga flow, gentle yoga and restorative yoga, for all ages and experience levels.

The studio is offering a new student special: one week of unlimited classes for $20, or one month of unlimited classes for $50. Regular fees range from $15 to drop in on a class, to $120 for an unlimited monthly pass; four-class passes are available for $50, and eight-class passes are available for $100.



On Jan. 31, the studio will offer a free introduction to yoga workshop from 3-4 p.m. The class is limited to 12 participants; to register, call 530-830-1913.

Triplett has been practicing yoga for about 15 years. About five years ago, she decided to become a yoga instructor.




“I’ve always loved teaching, helping people, inspiring people, so it definitely aligned with my truth,” Triplett said.

She and her family, which includes her husband and son, relocated from Phoenix to Grass Valley last May; she started teaching at Grass Valley Yoga, which opened in 2010, in June.

Shortly after, the previous owner of the space asked if Triplett would like to take over the business.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to own a yoga studio, and now the stars have aligned,” Triplett said.

She said Grass Valley Yoga prides itself on being a smaller studio, where teachers can offer more individualized attention to students. Most classes cap at 12 students, and instructors make it a priority to create a non-intimidating, relaxed environment for all skill levels.

“Feel free to just come as you are, leave feeling restored and renewed,” Triplett said, quoting the studio’s philosophy.

One of her favorite aspects of teaching is welcoming those who have never tried yoga before, and watching them progress ­— both in physical ability and in attitude, she said.

“I want this to be a space where people can just come and, wherever they are in their life journey, allow their yoga practice to take them there.” Triplett said.

As Grass Valley Yoga’s new owner, she hopes to increase the studio’s presence in the area.

“Keep the energy, keep the love, keep providing yoga to people around the community,” Triplett said.

For more information about Grass Valley Yoga, visit grassvalleyyoga.com or call 530-830-1913.

To contact Staff Writer Emily Lavin, email elavin@theunion.com or call 530-477-4230.


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