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Shoptalk: Samyama is a lavishly adorned yoga studio

Original post made on Apr 7, 2013

Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood is about to become home to one of the city's more unusual projects. Spanning two floors at almost 7,000 square feet, Samyama is a notably large yoga center with unusual flair.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:31 AM

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

Nice. You misspelled the subject in the headline. And the way you throw punctuation around within the quotes is questionable.
Lucky Palo Alto, this looks like a real enhancement to the community - oh wait, I had to look it up on Facebook to find pictures of the building and the interior.
Best of luck to Samyama's grand opening today.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

Very upscale in an area with many exercise options already (2 or 3 in Midtown and the Y and JCC).

I give it 6 months, like Mikis, unless they start heavy saturation advertising, marketing, etc.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I found the Facebook cover photo off-putting and the grand opening pics confusing. The tea lounge sounds lovely and I understand why they've outfitted it so beautifully. A different aesthetic, but it reminds me of when Watercourse Way redid their interior. Places of contemplation, beauty and community are needed - I hope that they thrive!

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Posted by PaloAltoCouger
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The yoga studio sounds a little too posh. I'll stick with YMCA or the Elks lodge or even the JCC. Those places at least give back to our community.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm

By the looks of things this afternoon, parking will be a problem. Hopefully, all the yoga people also ride bikes.

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Posted by Mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I would prefer to shop at a store with a less sexist name like Honeys and Heroes. Those folks must be tone deaf.

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Posted by Uh-Oh
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Honeys and Heroes is out of business!

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Posted by Fluffy
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm

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Posted by Lin
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm

A real on site rustic European bakery would be the very best thing for a bakery. Just got back from the Bovine Bakery at Point Reyes. The last great TRUE bakery that I remember was the original Saint Micheal's Alley - bakery and desert heaven. Mayfield's and Califia are good in a pinch.

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Posted by Eagerly Anticipating
a resident of South of Midtown
on Apr 10, 2013 at 1:52 am

@Lin: Note that it's the "Corner Bakery CAFE". It does sell baked goods, but is primarily a restaurant. We vacationed in Chicago last summer, and ate several times at a Corner Bakery outlet close to our hotel. Good salads, and very good and generously-sized sandwiches, plus desserts and such, and the prices were very reasonable (although who knows, they might be higher here; Chicago is generally cheaper). If it's as good as the one in Chicago, we'll be regular customers, unlike we were with the Boston Market, whose food was all too heavily salted for me.

The nearest analogue to the Corner Bakery Café that I know of in this area is La Boulangerie, which sells soups, salads, and sandwiches along with baked goods. The Corner Bakery Café has a greater emphasis on the restaurant offerings, and IMHO, the restaurant food is a fair bit better than at La Boulangerie.

And, Lin, for an excellent local bakery, try The Prolific Oven downtown, especially for desserts. (And I still mourn the late Harmony Bakery of some years back.)

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