News : Green Lotus Thrives Despite Tough Economic Times

Nov 2, 2012

From The Granite State Sentinel

By Jim Cavan

DOVER—Launching a yoga studio—any business for that matter—in the midst of the worst economic downturn in generations is one thing. But opening your shala mid-recession in a region boasting one of the nation's highest yoga-studios-per-capita?

Talk about high risk.

But three years after cutting the ribbon on Dover's Green Lotus Yoga Studio, owner Lona Kovacs isn't looking back. To the contrary, Kovacs says the decision to make good on a long-held dream was the product of a confidence honed in large part through her own yoga practice.

“I just knew it was the right time to open an Ashtanga studio, and Dover seemed like a great fit,” recalls Kovacs. “Dover has a very unique cross section of old and young, experienced practitioners and people who are newer to the tradition, which makes for great class dynamics.”

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