Trailhead Healing Arts Center has merged with FLOW Midwest Yoga & Meditation, a yoga practice that opened at the beginning of the pandemic.

In March 2020, Beverly Hopkins and Ashley Krstulovich, yoga instructors who had taught at various studios in the Springfield area, launched their own business in a space at 1921 W. Iles Ave. However, the in-person classes they planned to offer had to be put on hold, as the statewide stay-at-home order took effect that same month.

“When the pandemic happened, we shifted gears and went to virtual classes,” said Hopkins. “We were able to maintain things fairly well through our mind/body app we run through the studio and keep up our outreach to the community.”

The studio offers yoga classes for all ages and abilities, along with meditation and mindfulness classes.

Then another change came about in August 2021 when Krstulovich decided to leave her yoga practice at FLOW Midwest and Hopkins continued to run the business on her own for a time.

About six months ago, she said she reconnected with Justina Schacht, owner of Trailhead Healing Arts Center. “That’s where I took my teacher’s training in 2016, and I had also taught at the studio with her,” said Hopkins. After discussions, the two decided to merge their practices, and Trailhead Healing Arts Center left its space at 301 South Grand Ave. West as of Feb. 1.

Hopkins said she and Schacht will be working together to provide training for other yoga teachers and plan to offer the first 200-hour teacher training in April. There are a total of 12 instructors, and Hopkins said that allows FLOW Midwest to offer very diverse classes.

An open house is planned for Saturday, March 26 from 1-3 p.m.