Among all the vibrance and energy of Deep Ellum, there are places of calm. The eastern side of Main Street at 10 in the morning on a Saturday. The bark park when you beat the after-work rush. Blues Alley as the bustle of Canton and Commerce swirl around it.
And now, there’s another one, in a naturally lit room in an unexacting corner of the Life in Deep Ellum building.
Baranda Fermin has long been consulting for a number of things, one of them involving one-on-one yoga. And now, they’re sharing that with Deep Ellum in the form of Honeycohmm Collective.
“Life in Deep Ellum has had the prayer and practice room since just before the pandemic, and because of pandemic life, it hasn’t gotten much use and people don’t know about it,” Fermin says. “Combining a space that doesn’t have much use and offering yoga to folks in the neighborhood who are craving classes and need a place to drop in after us doing pandemic life, spending so much time in our homes and doing things in our homes, it seems like great timing.”
Fermin expects to have more teachers as part of the collective, and for now they’re having classes at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Friday — with a happy hour after that last one.
And for now, the yoga in this room is intentionally calming.
“That’s the core rhythm of what we’re doing, more mindful moment and yen yoga,” Fermin says.
Expect breath direction with thoughtful physical instruction. The intended result is balance.
“Music, creativity, visual artists, writers, there’s a ton of demand put on the bodies and minds of people in Deep Ellum,” Fermin says. “A place to zen out and calm down so we can keep doing creative stuff is necessary.”
Honeycohmm Collective classes are held in the prayer and practice room of Life in Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St.