Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mint Hill Yoga Publishes Class Schedule

As soon as Mint Hill Yoga puts the finishing touches on its studio in The Lofts at 7714, it will be offering a wide variety of classes throughout the week.  Stay tuned for class start dates but for now check out their weekly offerings:

Sunday 3 pm:  Fusion Flow – a combination of vinyasa, alignment and deep stretch

Wednesday 8:45 – 9:15 am:  Meditation (no charge – bring a cushion)

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 am:  Vinyasa

Wednesday 11:00 – 12:15 pm:  Gentle Flow – just like it says, slow gentle movement, accessible to all body types, shapes ans sizes

Thursday 8:45 – 9:15 am:  Mediation (no charge – bring a cushion)

Thursday 9:30 – 10:45 am:  Beginner’s Yoga

Thursday 11:00 – 12:15 pm:  Slow Flow – Vinyasa style yoga with longer holds and more stretching

Friday 5:30 – 6:45 pm:  Fusion Flow

Saturday 10 – 11:15 am:  Vinyasa

Saturday 2 – 3 pm:  Kid’s Yoga (Starts 10/20/12)

The studio is closed on Mondays.

Visit for more information.

Help Rebuild Local Economy this Saturday at Mint Hill Farmers’ Market

You’re Invited…

Join the CASH MOB this Saturday at the Mint Hill Farmers’ Market located within the Mint Hill Historical Village, across the street from The Lofts at 7714.  As part of the “Shift $20 Movement,” local residents are invited to support our local farmers, vendors and businesses at the market.  Fresh produce, baked goods and other locally grown and made items are availabe every Saturday at the market.

Date:  Saturday, September 22nd

Time:  9 am

Location:  Mint Hill Historical Village – 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road

Pottery 51 is Expanding its Space in The Lofts at 7714

Pottery 51, a long-time tenant within the building now known as The Lofts at 7714, is getting ready to more than double its studio space.  Now located in the 1400 square foot Suite C at the back of the building, Pottery 51 will soon move into the currently unoccupied street front space beside Spotlight Performing Arts Academy.

This non-profit arts group, whose members include potters of all ages, is currently arranging its new studio within the 3400 square foot Suite B.  They have taken the blank canvas of this former mill space and are truly making it their own.  They have painted the floor and walls, except for the exposed brick which highlights the building’s past, and are designing a showroom at the front of the space for the public to come and view their beautiful clay works.  According to David Bridge, a key leader in the group, Pottery 51 will be ready to move into its new space by the end of October, if not sooner.

The addition of Pottery 51 to the street front scene of The Lofts at 7714 will further add to its culture of “art for the body, mind and soul.”  Mint Hill Martial Arts feeds the physical and spiritual, Spotlight Performing Arts Academy nurtures the musical and dramatic arts, and Pottery 51 creates vibrant visual art through its kiln.  And within the interior of The Lofts at 7714, Asylum Digital records music of all types and Mint Hill Yoga also provides a physical and spiritual outlet through another discipine.

Come join us at The Lofts at 7714 and see the reincarnation of Mint Hill’s only textile mill.

Open Auditions This Saturday for Charlotte’s Web at Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Unleash your inner thespian and come audition for Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s first theatre production –  Charlotte’s Web.  All ages and experience levels are welcome at the auditions which will be held from 10 am to 12 pm tomorrow, Saturday September 15th.  Spotlight Performing Arts Academy occupies the anchor space within The Lofts at 7714, located at 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill.

For more information about the auditions call the academy at 704-545-7373 or visit

Mint Hill Yoga Hosting Meditation Workshop at The Lofts on November 2nd

On Friday, November 2nd at 7 pm, Mint Hill Yoga will welcome Ramesh Bjonnes to its studio in The Lofts at 7714 as he presents his Mindfulness, Breath and Chakra Meditation workshop. Ramesh is a co-founder of the Prama Institute in Marshall, NC. He has written extensively on tantra, yoga, culture and sustainability, and his articles have appeared in books and numerous magazines and newspapers in Europe and the US.

Meditation is remembering to be present in the moment. Yogic meditation uses the flow of the breath to facilitate more flow and harmony in life. In this class, you will learn simple meditation techniques using breath, mindfulness and concentration to facilitate the deep flow of inner transformation. Part practice and part theory, this class will introduce you to various techniques of yogic and tantric meditation, as well as the philosophy and science behind kundalini, chakras, pranayama, and mantras.

Come join Mint Hill Yoga for what is certain to be a life-changing event!!

$30 preregistration required…only ten spaces available, so hurry!!!  Click here for more information about Mint Hill Yoga and to learn how you can register for this special event.

Celebrate Arts in Education Week with Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Sign up for any class offered by Spotlight Performing Arts Academy between now and Saturday, September 15th and receive a special discount.  Classes include Show Choir, Kid’s Choir, Garage Band, Preschool and more.

Spotlight Performing Arts Center is located in The Lofts at 7714 (7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC).  Check out their website for more information about classes and this week’s special offer.  Or call the Academy at 704-545-7373.

Mint Hill Yoga Readies its New Studio in The Lofts

Mint Hill Yoga will soon have its new studio within The Lofts at 7714 ready and open for students.  Bettie Shea, owner of Mint Hill Yoga and a certified Yoga teacher, has been busy designing and decorating her studio since signing a lease in late August.  The 250 square foot space now has a fresh coat of paint on the walls and decorated ceilings.  Once hardwood flooring is laid, the result will be a serene and peaceful environment for the practice of Yoga.  Bettie anticipates offering several forms of Yoga through various Yoga teachers when the studio opens in October.  Stay tuned for more information about class types and times.

For leasing information for The Lofts at 7714, contact JMMT Partnership at 704-491-1472 or 704-968-8286.



Charlotte Observer Highlights Spotlight Performing Arts Academy

Spotlight Performing Arts Academy’s grand opening last weekend featured musicians entertaining visitors as traffic passed by on busy Matthews-Mint Hill Road in downtown Mint Hill, a first for The Lofts at 7714.  The newly remodeled space within The Lofts at 7714 now features a baby-grand piano and stage in the central gallery, several music studios where students will learn and hone their talent, and a signature wall – the place of honor where all those who perform on the Academy’s stage can sign their name.

The Charlotte Observer highlighted the event in today’s South Charlotte News section in “Spotlight Academy Opens in Mint Hill,” by Marty Minchin.  Congratulations to Angela Gordon, owner and founder of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy!