Berkley-based Shanti Yoga blends yoga with financial advising

Rebecca Bayes has brought together her two passions into one business in downtown Berkley.

It’s an unlikely pairing, but Bayes, a longtime financial consultant and yoga practitioner, believes mixing the two fields and helping her financial consultants get in touch with their emotional, spiritual, and physical sides is the next frontier in finance.

She’s exploring it through her newly opened Shanti Yoga on Coolidge between Catalpa and 12 Mile roads.

“It’s my fantasy,” she says. “It’s amazing to see it come together.”

Shanti, which means peace, opened July 2 in a 1,300-square-foot renovated building that now has offices, meeting rooms, and yoga studio in one.

Bayes, who was a longtime financial consultant for Comerica Bank before going out on her own two years ago, already plans to expand to physical therapy and reiki.

Source: Rebecca Bayes, owner, Shanti Yoga
Writer: Kim North Shine