Ancient Knowledge, Modern Convenience and Old Fashioned Fine Service
All Come Full Circle with the Joining of Services
of the 112-year old Willcox hotel and Just Breath Studio
The owners and management of The Willcox hotel and Just Breathe Studio announce a sharing of their exquisite services for the enjoyment of their clientele and those interested from the general public, starting Monday, May 17.
Guests of The Willcox will have the luxury of taking Yoga, beginner’s Tai Chi and Water Aerobics classes in the hotel’s beautiful and cloistered pool area, taught by the highly accredited instructors of Just Breathe Studio. What’s more, if they choose to, hotel guests will automatically be regarded as members of Just Breathe Studio at 1501 Whiskey Road, and able to make use of their full range of classes in Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and much more. There is no charge for hotel guests.
Aqua Aerobics classes are to be taught in the Willcox pool at 3 p.m. on Mondays. Classes of beginner’s Tai Chi will meet by the pool at 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Yoga classes will meet Thursday’s at 10 a.m.
For these three sessions a week, Just Breathe Studio’s members will be able to enjoy their classes outside in the Willcox’s beautiful pool area. “It is such a beautiful, serine setting with the soothing sounds of the waterfall and fountains,” says Just Breathe Studio proprietor Kay Dillon. “It is such a peaceful environment, so conducive to the spirit of Yoga and Tai Chi.”
You do not need to be a guest of The Willcox to take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy the finest of instruction at this most serene of locations. The public may take advantage of this wonderful marriage of fine services for the cost of only $12 per session or 10 for $100.
“We are bringing new levels of excitement and value to the hotel with the aim to make The Willcox the living room of the community,” says Shannon Ellis, co-owner of The Willcox with her husband Geoff. “Our great desire is to welcome the people of Aiken into our care for so many different enjoyable reasons and to do so with a flair for the finest of service and accommodation. We want people to think of The Willcox as the place where they are welcomed, entertained and appreciated.”
Mrs. Ellis continued saying, “Kay Dillon has put together the most talented staff of instructors, whom together, have created opportunities for their clients to enjoy the highest levels of the exercise arts amid an oasis of tranquility. Just Breathe is a wonderful place to reinvigorate your mind and body and we are thrilled to be able to share our services with our clients and theirs.”
“The Willcox and Just Breathe Studio are perfect fits for the value and level of excellence that we are both dedicated to bringing our clientele, most of whom, after all, are among our best friends,” said Just Breathe owner Kay Dillon.
“The Willcox is among my favorite places,” says Dillon. “I’ve attended their Tuesday evening piano night for months. It is such a treasure for our community and the vitality of the Ellis’s is palpable in this revived icon of Aiken. Bringing our classes here says something about our level of professionalism and about their willingness to reach out and bring more fine benefits to their clientele.”
The Willcox also offers a full service Dermalogica spa and a renowned, and quite beautiful, restaurant. Diners are not restricted to the confines of any space. They are encouraged to dine in the extraordinary lobby, be served by the beautiful new pool area, in the sports pub down the hall or even in the private library. The library doubles as a board room for group meetings and private parties.
In addition to Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Aqua Aerobics, Just Breathe Studio also offers Vinyasflow, Tai Chi Fan, QiGong/Tai-Chi, Guided Meditation, Meditative Yoga, YogaStretch, Gentle Stretch/Restorative, Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Zumba, Chiogalates (Tai-Chi, Pilates, Yoga), Yoga for Scoliosis and Yoga for Spinal Health. See www.justbreathestudio.com for more.