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Revolution Power Yoga settles into new digs at Traer Creek Plaza in Avon

AVON — For more than four years, Revolution Power Yoga was crammed into the second-floor office space in the R.A. Nelson building in Eagle-Vail. Owner Julie Kiddoo and her staff made it work, but when they started turning people away due to a lack of space, it became obvious the studio needed to find a new home.

On July 1, Revolution unveiled its new digs in Traer Creek Plaza in Avon, boasting a back office area, two larger class spaces — one that holds 25 students and one that holds 60 — expanded retail space and showers. With the move, Kiddoo said the studio is able to better accommodate its yogis and upgrade its class offerings.

"We were able to add more classes and offer kids' yoga classes," she said. "We offer privates with companies, and by having a bigger smaller room, we're able to offer them privates while we have classes going in the bigger room. … We're going to be bringing in other teacher trainings. We're able to reach more people, too."

A nature lover, Kiddoo has brought the outdoors into the new studio, with beetle-killed pine softening the industrial feel of the concrete floors and plumbing-pipe fixtures. Large windows illuminate the brightly colored walls, completing the "modern yet classic" look, Kiddoo said.

"I think people really like it," she said, adding that a lounge space near the front desk is also in the works. "As a business owner, I took a risk to do something bigger and better for the community. One thing people really like is the feeling of community — the space is bigger and there's a better flow, places for people to chat and hang out.

"People do love the showers, who use them. They said, 'before I couldn't come to this class because I'd have to go home and shower; now it's great that I can shower and go right to work from yoga.'"

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As a Baptiste yoga affiliate studio, Kiddoo said the classes at Revolution focus on Baron Baptiste's blend of "hot, sweaty power vinyasa yoga."

"It's yoga for every body, and we want everyone to feel included, and it's a good physical workout," she said. "We live in such an active community that the style of yoga that we offer is complimentary to biking, skiing, running — things like that.

"There's also the mental aspect, where people come to feel well mentally. I do yoga for the physical practice, and it's also part of my mental health care. I think a lot of people come for that, whether they deal with depression or stress. … It's really individual."

Kiddoo said Revolution's mission is to elevate, transform and empower people so they live with possibility, connection and purpose.

"With Revolution, I want this to be a place in the community where everyone feels welcome, regardless of what color, size, shape that they are, and that they get connected to their own purpose, their own gratefulness, whoever they are," she said.

"You don't have to have a fancy yoga outfit. Just come as you are and this is a home for you, no matter what you're dealing with or have dealt with in the past or are dealing with in the future. And it's fun — one of our core values is fun."

If you go …

What: Revolution Power Yoga.

When: Open seven days a week; class schedule varies, with about 40 classes per week.

Where: 101 Fawcett Road, Traer Creek Plaza, Avon.

Cost: Introductory new-student rate is $49 for the first month, standard monthly local membership is $99, and monthly corporate memberships are $80 per person (five to nine employees from same company) or $70 per person (10 or more employees from the same company). Drop-in rate is $20 per class, or purchase a five-class punch card for $90 or 10-punch card for $150; punch cards are good for one year.

More information: Call 970-748-3176, or visit revolutionpoweryoga.com to view a complete class schedule.