Collegeville Yoga Bar Recognized as Emerging Business of the Year

Photo of Stefania Davidse, owner of the Collegeville Yoga Bar, courtesy of Lauren Little, Reading Eagle.

YogaStefania Davidse did not expect that her first visit to a studio for a yoga class would lead her to a successful business venture, writes Susan L. Pena for the Reading Eagle.

However, after discovering all the benefits, the Montgomery County native started taking six yoga classes a week while maintaining her teaching career.

She then took a summer program to earn certification as a yoga instructor, and after teaching in various gyms and studios to gain experience, she decided it was time to bring things to a new level.

“I noticed that Collegeville had no yoga studio at the time,” she said.

That prompted her to rent a space in the Collegeville Shopping Center in January 2013 and start her own business. After accumulating the 1,000 hours of teaching experience required, she became licensed to train yoga instructors and also started offering a teacher-training program.

Now, the Collegeville Yoga Bar was recognized as the emerging business of the year by the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce at its PV Stars Awards Gala.

Davidse, together with her four other instructors, teach between 80 and 100 students a week, provide yoga classes for kids ages 5-12, and provide a work exchange program where clients can work the reception desk in exchange for free classes.

Read more about Collegeville Yoga Bar in the Reading Eagle by clicking here.

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