Ribbon Cutting at The Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center
The Apple Valley Chamber hosted its first ribbon cutting since early March before the COVID crisis. Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center is located in a recently built building on the corner of Pilot Knob and 160th across the parking lot from Target almost behind Think Bank. Chamber President Ed Kearney said, “this first ribbon cutting felt like a rainbow finding its bright colors appearing after a long storm. Or the ribbon cutting seemed almost like a new wild flower appearing soon after a forest fire. Owner Tania has brought much needed healing at a perfect time to our community, right when we all need healing and stress reduction the most.” Joining the Chamber was Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland who spoke eloquently, The Mayor told everyone to take a deep breath since this pandemic has taken the breath away from us for far too long. “I appreciate that Green Lotus and Healing Center is a unique place where people can come to heal. I’m grateful to Tania for investing and believing in our community during this uncertain time. Tania Stephens is leading the way for more investment in Apple Valley. She is proving that even during a pandemic, Apple Valley remains a destination place. We are a community that is healthy to the core and fit for life.”
The Chamber hired Ellickson Photo of Apple Valley to take the drone footage of the entire event in order to accommodate proper social-distancing by taking the photo from above plus adding in high footage of Cobblestone Lake and the entire surrounding commercial and residential area.
The owner of Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center Tania Stephens is originally a customer of Green Lotus for over a decade before starting her own location, one of six in the metro region. The Mayor added “the best owner of a local franchise is a devoted customer like Tania.” Originally started in 2007 by Co-Founders Marcia Appel and Merry Beth Freienmuth, they offer everything for healing mind, spirit and body including yoga, infrared sauna, nutrition, skin & facials, acupuncture, spa packages, reiki, pilates, meditation, life coaching and a few other services as well. After Chamber President Ed Kearney and Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland words, Co-Founder Marcia Appel (pronounced so fittingly “Apple”) spoke along with Tania Stephens before the ribbon was cut before a good crowd especially after such a crisis. Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center can be seen online at https://www.greenlotusyogactr.com.