Celebrating with a ribbon cutting and a big party at Community Park, one of Snoqualmie’s newest businesses on the Ridge, Pineapple Life Yoga and Barre Studio, held its grand opening celebration on July 28.
Started by longtime Snoqualmie residents Brandi and Brian Cohen, Pineapple Life is a studio designed for all skill levels and ages. Brandi, a former financial adviser, got into barre and yoga exercise in 2013 and wanted to bring the positive effect it had on her to more people in her community.
“A lot of us deal with anxiety,” she said. “So yoga for me is the only form I’ve ever found that works my mind too.”
Pineapple Life plans to offer several classes with some unique inclusions such as aerial yoga and yoga reiki. Of course, they will also offer hot yoga, kids yoga and more in all different styles and for a variety of skill levels.
Brandi also said they plan to have themed classes in certain parts of the week such as a “spicy bar class,” with a burlesque theme. She also mentioned closing out Friday nights with a candle lit “chill yoga” session.
The Cohens hope to make a positive impact on the community culture and promote positivity.
“I want Pineapple Life to be a place where everyone feels welcome, celebrated,”Brandi said. “It’s all good, as long as you are trying. You are going to be supported and welcomed here. That point is hammered into each of our staff. Kindness comes first.”
The grand opening featured large bounce houses for kids, yoga and barre classes in the park and a beer and wine garden with all proceeds going to the non-profit humanitarian group M6 Global Resources.
With the Saturday’s grand opening event, Brian said the renovation of the studio is almost complete and is planned to be fully open for business on Aug. 6. Originally, the Cohens were looking at a space in historic downtown Snoqualmie, but due to space constraints went searching elsewhere. They found the two offices of Remax and Big Star Studio on Center Street and were able to combine both spaces into one expanded studio.
One of the unique design elements of the studio are Himalayan rock salt bricks used around the building and featured most prominently in the main yoga room, which has one wall entirely covered in the bricks with a multi-colored lighting system behind it to allow for custom colored lights in the room.
Brian said that the construction of the custom elements like the rock salt wall and the reinforced ceiling structure for the aerial yoga caused some delays in construction and that construction has been going on for five or six months when it could have been completed in three. He said he was very grateful for the community’s patience for their construction to be done.
Pineapple Life Yoga and Barre Studio is located at 7725 Center Blvd S.E. in Snoqualmie. More information can be found on their website at pineapplelife.com.