Brown Dog Yoga Opening at Huntington’s Heritage Station

Special to HuntingtonNews.Net

Huntington, WV - The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District announced today that Brown Dog Yoga will become the newest tenant at Huntington’s revitalized Heritage Station. The innovative yoga studio will open in January 2013.

Brown Dog Yoga will be located in Heritage Station, 210 Eleventh Street, Shop 11. Brown Dog Yoga will offer a daily schedule of yoga and fitness classes for all levels, including: Yoga Basics, Mid- Morning Flow, Lunchtime Flow, Bust Your Asana, Restore and Renew, Yoga Hour, and Men at Work!


The studio is the brainchild of Katrina Mailloux. Katrina currently provides personal training, yoga instruction, and personal fitness instruction at a number of facilities in the Huntington area. Katrina left a professional life as lawyer and business woman in 2007 to pursue her passion for health and wellness. She has been involved in fitness instruction for 25 years, starting at 15 as a group exercise instructor. She became a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) in 2008 and is currently pursuing her RYT-500, and practices her passion for yoga daily.


Explaining why she left a successful legal career to become a fitness instruction and now open her own studio, Katrina quotes Howard Thurman, "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Katrina hopes to share her passion and aid individuals in finding their own inner vitality with Brown Dog Yoga.

Brown Dog Yoga joins several other locally owned small businesses at Huntington’s revitalized Heritage Station: The Wild Ramp, a local-source food market, Brand Yourself, a design-your-own clothing and gift shop; Sip Wine Bar; Finds and Designs, a mid-century gallery and vintage clothing store; River and Rail Bakery, an artisan bakery and coffee shop; craft beer and cheese store, Bottle & Wedge; Jameson Cigars, a locally owned cigar store; Morrison Studios a studio and gallery specializing in custom, local, and statewide photography and videography; Esscential Gifts, a studio featuring handmade jewelry and candles; Common Ground Shoppes, offering handcrafted, inspiring, and uncommon goods for the home and garden; Heritage Arts Station/A MiAppa Artisan Place, which offers locally made artisanal products and services to artisans; All About You Hair & Nail Salon; Sadler & Smith furniture studio and Event Solutions; and The Red Caboose, a gift shop and gallery featuring the works of many local artists and artisans.

Kevin Brady, Director of the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District said, “Brown Dog Yoga is the perfect addition to Heritage Station. We are very excited that Katrina is joining us to continue creating a unique and wonderful destination.”

The Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District announced the redevelopment plan in the summer 2010. The plan called for Heritage Station to become an artisan retail center where local residents and guests can shop locally-owned shops, galleries and boutiques and be entertained by local artists and performers.

For information about the redevelopment of Heritage Station, contact Tyson Compton at 304-525-7333 or Stacy McChesney at


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