Yoga studio seeks zoning relief to open in former dry cleaning space on East 8th Avenue in Conshohocken

On the agenda for the December 20th meeting of Conshohocken’s Zoning Hearing Board is an application for a special exception sought by Kerri Hanlon, the owner of Yoga Home, to open a yoga studio in a space previously occupied by a dry cleaner at 148 East Avenue. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the borough hall at 400 Fayette Street.

A special exception is necessary to operate the business at this location because the property is located within a residential zoning district.

From the application:

Yoga Home is an established community business, operating since 2014, providing yoga and meditation classes. After closing due to the pandemic, we’re seeking new space to be of service to our community. Classes are by appointment only with limited number of students in each class. History shows we have a large community that walks to class, which minimizes parking needs. All classes are indoors, with noise kept inside the studio.

Out former space at 424 E. Elm Street was significantly larger, with 2 studios and a community gathering space. We are transitioning to a small space to create a more intimate experience. While previously we may have had upwards of 60 people in space at peak times, we anticipate class size will be 5 – 15 students with COVID protocol, possibly more at a later time. Our business hours will typically be M-F 9:30 a.m., noon, 6:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., with possible 6 am classes a few days/week. Weekend classes will be 9 am – 12 pm, with possible afternoon specialty programming. We share this level of detail to demonstrate our interest in being transparent with our business plan to demonstrate we believe we can minimize concerns about noise and parking.

The full packet of information on this application can be found here.