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Birds of a Yoga Feather Flock Together At The Prancing Peacock

By Pamela Sosnowski

A common refrain among former yoga students of The Prancing Peacock that have relocated is that they've never found another studio quite like it. With two beautiful locations in Yardley and Langhorne, it's easy to see why. The Yardley studio is surrounded by picturesque farmland complete with a pond, woodlands, and historic homestead while the "Wellness Castle" in Langhorne calls to mind an English manor. But according to owner and "chief peacock" Liz Conner, there's much more to the yoga studio then just aesthetics.

"It's so much more than surface level that separates our studio and community," she said. "We've created something magical at the Peacock, and it's extremely present on and off the mat. Our students care about each other, their community, and the world they live in."

At either location students can partake in several forms of vinyasa flow yoga for practitioners of all ages and fitness levels, as well as meditation, reiki, and barre classes. Both locations also offer massage therapies that include hot stone, prenatal, and Thai yoga. (Only the Yardley location, however, is home to an actual peacock.) Classes are held seven days a week.

Conner realized her dream of opening up a yoga studio after starting her training in reiki. The energy training, she says, opened up her heart and gave her clarity that she should be sharing her lifestyle with the community. What started out as Conner teaching a handful of students has grown into an award winning, full service yoga business. She founded the Yardley location in 2005; the Langhorne location followed in 2014, and now oversees both with the help of her daughter, Katie Conner, who is also a yoga instructor.

At both studios students are greeted by a warm, welcoming staff that is comparable to being surrounded by family or old friends. In addition to the group classes, private training is available in yoga, barre, fitness training, and body reading, a practice that involves assessing one's movement and posture. For those interested in becoming certified instructors, 200 hour training is taught at the Langhorne studio, and additional programs in specialized areas such as prenatal yoga are also offered.

The Prancing Peacock is a family yoga studio, which means the youngest yogis are not left out. The Peacock Nest is the studio's community for babies, kids, preteens, and expectant mothers, and includes classes for each of these demographics. The Mommy + Me class offers mothers with babies as young as six weeks old to connect via yoga poses.

Rounding out the studio's offerings is its fully stocked boutique featuring an array of colorful yoga mats, clothing, jewelry, essential oils, and other gifts. All products are ethically sourced whenever possible and help support the environment. The studio also hosts paint nights in the Nest room at its Langhorne location.

Conner is immensely proud of the community and reputation her studio has created.

"The studio has held space for friendships to form, love to blossom, practices to deepen, and minds to open," she stated. "Expect teachers who know your name, kindness you can feel the moment you walk in, and instruction that's backed up by rigorous training and intuition. Its light is hard to miss, and hard to leave behind."

Photos by Kristen Russo
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Pamela Sosnowski is a freelance writer, social media manager, contributor for REBEAT...

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