Firefly Yoga Studio to open in former Bradley Paper space at Shops at Tallgrass

Firefly Yoga Studio owner Nickki Head.

WICHITA — Former  Siva Power Yoga teacher Nickki Head is opening her own studio in the former Bradley Paper space at the Shops at Tallgrass.

“I just wanted to spread my wings,” she says of opening Firefly Yoga Studio in May.

Head says she still has a great relationship with Siva, which is where she trained and got certified.

Firefly’s tag line is “Find Your Yoga Glow,” which Head says is a reference to “this kind of glow you get after class.”

“At the end of my class  . . . I always say that I hope they take this yoga glow with them throughout the rest of the evening and into a peaceful night sleep,” Head says.

April Reed of Slawson Cos., the Tallgrass developer, handled the deal for the 3,542-square-foot space.

Head’s website,, and Facebook page will be ready in a week or so.

She plans to teach a variety of classes seven days a week, such as a beginner’s class, prenatal yoga, a hot yoga series, which Head says “allows your body to immediately detox,” and a vinyasa flow yoga, which “is kind of relaxing, kind of just (to) get your blood flowing.”

Head even plans some classes by candlelight and with live acoustic music.

“There’s so many different styles of yoga, and I just want people to know this is just . . . laid back,” she says.

“Everybody’s welcome.”

Bradley Paper to close at the Shops at Tallgrass; business to move strictly online

WICHITA — Bradley Paper owner Frank Clifford sent customers word of a big sale weeks ago but wouldn’t return numerous calls for comment about it.

It looked like the store at the Shops at Tallgrass could be going out of business since Clifford was selling most everything, including fixtures.

Now, he’s sent customers an e-mail to say he’s taking his 5-year-old business online after July 31.

Jerry Jones of Slawson Cos., Clifford’s landlord, says Clifford wanted less space.

“We tried to work with them on that,” Jones says. “We weren’t able to come up with a mutually agreeable . . . solution.”

In his e-mail, Clifford references possible future stores and says they will be smaller in size — his current store is 3,500 square feet — and in assortment of merchandise.

Jones says others are now looking at the space.

“We’ve got a couple of people interested.”