Friday, January 4, 2013

RI Company Paves New Road to Wellness

Contact: Jennifer Spaziano, Co-Owner, 401.684.1789,,

RI Company Paves New Road to Wellness
Rhode to Wellness launches RI Yoga and Pilates Passport 2013

Rhode Island Statewide Initiative ~ January 3rd, 2013: With a great influx of yoga and Pilates studios throughout the state, it’s daunting – and expensive – to decide where to start, or grow, your practice.  A Rhody-grown project, the Yoga and Pilates Passport, connects locals with hundreds of hours of yoga and Pilates at numerous studios statewide at an affordable price just in time for New Year’s resolutions.

“As a yoga teacher, what I’ve heard from students is that the hardest class to attend is the first one,” explains Jennifer Spaziano, co-founder of the Passport.  “And with so many different styles and levels, it’s confusing to know what’s best for that person.  Our mission is to reduce those barriers – time, money, confusion – and get people to take the first step.  Additionally, the Passport seeks to support the growing, yet fragile, wellness industry in the State.”

In a local coffee shop early last year, she described an idea to overcome these barriers while building camaraderie among local wellness businesses; to friend, yoga teacher and now co-founder of the Passport Jenn Thomas.

“What I saw was an opportunity to create a platform that supports an individual’s personal ‘Rhode to Wellness’”, Thomas said hinting to the parent company actually launching the Passport.  “The Passport inspires people to explore all that yoga and Pilates has to offer locally – even for the current student who may be stuck in rut and needs motivation to explore new styles and teachers.”

In addition to the vast benefits students will experience from practicing yoga and Pilates, Spaziano and Thomas have a vision to improve a studio’s financial sustainability through increased visibility.  Indeed, the two have launched a partnership with the Greater Providence YMCA and are offering the Passport at a discount to all Lifepsan employees through an internal wellness program.  They hope to expand their partnerships to employee wellness programs at local companies throughout Rhode Island.

“We’re also offering deep discounts to nonprofits serving our local community and bringing on local businesses as vendors, furthering the Passport’s reach and impact,” explains Thomas, who directly interfaces with the businesses offering the Passport to their employees and customers.  “We’re excited for people to embark on a new journey towards health and well being – be it their first step or the next step in a new direction.”

To support people in making this important decision, Rhode to Wellness is offering a 20% discount in January with coupon code A1780-12 at

Participating studios from across the state:

Santosha Yoga Studio & Holistic Center
14 Bartlett Ave. 2nd Floor
Cranston, RI 02905
Bellevue Barre
94 William Street
Newport RI 02842
High Street Yoga
44 High Street
Westerly RI 02891
North East Power Yoga
38 High Street
Westerly RI 02891
Ocean State Bikram Yoga
560 Mineral Spring Avenue #104
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Iyengar Yoga Source
200 Allens Ave. Suite 4A
Providence, RI 02906
Grace School of Yoga
35 Weaver Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Bristol Yoga Studio
676 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Focus Yoga
63 Cedar Avenue
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Eyes of the World Yoga
One Park Row
providence, RI 02903
Providence Power Yoga
51 Bassett Street
Providence, RI 02903
Yoga One Inc.
599 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Breathing Time Yoga
541 Pawtucket Ave, 2nd floor
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Tenth Gate Center for Yoga and Meditation
Glen View
1046 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
All That Matters
315 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
The Heart Spot
700 Greenville Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
One Yoga Center
142A Danielson Pike
Foster, RI 02825
Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation
Middletown Commons
850 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
Body Dynamics
1764 Mendon Road, Unit 5
Cumberland, RI 02864
Motion Center
111 Chestnut Street, Ground Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Jen McWalters Studio Pilates and Beyond
999 Main Street
Suite 111
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Bayside Family YMCA of Greater Providence
70 West St
Barrington RI 02806
Cranston YMCA of Greater Providence
1225 Park Ave
Cranston RI 02910
East Side/Mt Hope YMCA of Greater Providence
438 Hope St.
Providence RI 02906
Kent County YMCA of Greater Providence
900 Centerville Rd
Warwick RI 02886
Block Island, RI 02807
True Balance
71 Maple Ave
Barrington, RI
The Yoga Loft
16 Cutler Street
Warren, RI 0288
Newman YMCA of Greater Providence
472 Taunton Ave
Seekonk MA 02771
South County YMCA of Greater Providence
165 Broad Rock Rd
Peace Dale, RI 02883
West Bay Family YMCA of Greater Providence
7540 Post Rd
North Kingstown RI 02852
Jude Monteserrato
240 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Heart of Avondale
93 Watch Hill Road
Westerly, RI 02891
Elevation Studio & Cafe
72 West Side Rd
Block Island, RI
Time For You Yoga
2155 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
Simplify Yoga
1050 Tiogue Avenue
Coventry, RI 02816
545 Pawtucket Avenue (Carver Street Entrance)
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Pulse Newport
1 Casino Terrace #8
Newport, RI 02840

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