A Monticello yoga business has opened a permanent location.

Yoga Off the Square operated as a pop-up in downtown Monticello for a long time, but it now has a permanent location at 208 W. Washington St.

Owner Josie Heck, who teaches classes with the assistance of Jane Kupp-ler, said she moved into the space on June 1.

We also have two more teachers who will start in August: Lori Lilly and Danielle Click,” said Heck.

Yoga Off the Square offers at least one class a day, with two classes on Saturdays.

If you have never tried yoga, you can come in and try a class,” Heck said.

If you drop in to do yoga, a class costs $12. Heck describes her classes as “beginner-friendly.”

Her customers range from babies to an 80-year-old.

But we also offer class packs,” she said. “Students can buy a class card with five classes for $55 or ten classes for $100.”

Yoga Off the Square also offers senior discounts.

Heck said she started doing yoga eight years ago.

I was looking for a fitness routine,” she said. “I was on vacation and took a class a day. It was immediately eye-opening.”

Heck says she believes there is a strong market for yoga in Piatt County.

There is a need for a yoga studio in Monticello, and the town doesn’t have anything like it,” she said. “The people of Monticello have been beyond wonderful.”