Lululemon Athletica trunk show could eventually lead to showroom and storefront

WICHITA — A trunk show today, a storefront tomorrow?

It won’t happen that quickly, but the fact that Lululemon Athletica is having another trunk show here today gives hope that Wichita one day will have one of the stores here.

“If the trunk shows do well, they think about putting in a showroom in Wichita,” says Nickki Head, whose east-side Firefly Yoga Studio is hosting the show.

“That’s how it works,” she says.

After a few trunk shows, Head says, “Then the next step is a showroom.”

That’s a small retail space that’s open Thursday through Saturday only.

If that’s successful after a year or two, then there’s a chance for a permanent storefront.

“There’s, like, this huge process,” Head says.

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Firefly Yoga Studio owner Nickki Head to open west-side studio

WICHITA — A year and a half after opening Firefly Yoga Studio in the Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock Road, Nickki Head is preparing to open a second studio on the west side.

“We just got such an enormous amount of requests for a west-side location,” Head says. “You know Wichita. It’s so east side and west side.”

Firefly Yoga Studio West will be in 1,200 square feet at 2313 Zoo Park Blvd., which is across from the entrance to the Sedgwick County Zoo.

“We’re kind of marketing it as, like, simple space, no distraction,” Head says.

The first class will be Dec. 1.

Head says her initial plan was to start small with one location and see how people liked the yoga she offers.

“It’s blown up. People are loving it and loving the benefits of it.”

So what’s next? Downtown? Delano?

“Stay tuned,” Head says. “That’s every owner’s dream to try to be in each little nugget of the Wichita community.”

She appreciates that there’s interest.

“I’m lucky enough that the Wichita community has supported us this far … that a second studio is even an opportunity,” Head says. “Best-case scenario is what’s happening here. Dreams come true.”

You don’t say

“No, I don’t think that would be possible. Maybe with some Photoshop.”

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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, www.fireflyyoga.com, 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.”