Down Under Yoga
Fitness center interior renovation, 800 sf
A yoga studio in the upscale Brookline neighborhood outside of Boston. The space harnesses light, natural materials, and open-floor plans to create a sense of calm while respecting existing historic site conditions.
Hansy Better Barraza
Anthony J. Piermarini
Norian / Siani Engineering Inc.
Custom Fixtures, Glowing Ambience
Birch Wood Benches
Historic Meets Modern
Limestone Façade, Modern Frame Windows
About the Yoga Studio
The design goal for Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline was to create a tranquil space that would facilitate a mindful yoga practice for students. The site features an open reception area and two separate yoga studios. Repurposed birch tree trunks support beautiful wood planks in the entry space for a grounding, earth-forward feel, while a custom metal railing leads from the ground floor to the sub-level. In the studios, custom solar-inspired light fixtures produce a natural glowing ambiance ideal for a meditative space. A renovated exterior accommodates modern aluminum frame windows, inviting additional natural light while preserving the historic limestone façade.