News : Gateway Updates Studio Space With Focus on Sustainability

Apr 21, 2014

Published in Seacoast Online

BY PATRICK MARTIN

PORTSMOUTH – The centuries-old arts of taiji (tai chi), qigong (chee kung) and yoga are practiced by an ever-increasing number of people. Participants quickly catch on to the benefits they can derive from setting aside a portion of the day to relax and enjoy themselves. After only an hour you can leave feeling better, moving more freely and sensing a deeper energetic connection within. It just may be the best morning investment since the cup of coffee.

Bill Buckley was a strong advocate of these benefits when he opened Gateway Taiji, Qigong and Yoga back in October of 2012. He set out to provide his clientele with a warm and inviting judgment-free atmosphere – and he delivered. Gateway houses two large sunlit studios and an unusual array of classes that encourage people of all ages and skill sets to express themselves freely while exploring something new – or familiar.

However, Buckley wanted to create more than just a comfortable studio space in the former furnace oven room of the Button Factory on Islington St. He also wanted the space to be environmentally conscious. Buckley has taken it upon himself to invest in solar energy and more efficient lighting for a greener business.

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