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A new yoga studio has opened in Walnut Beach, Milford

Milford – Vernatha Montoute has spent five years helping people with holistic health and wellness services and products, especially through her home or traveling to her clients.

This summer, all that changed. Montoute now has a place where her business can call home.

“This is the first time I’ve ever owned a physical space, and I’ve been in this place for about two months,” said Montot, who held a recent grand opening for her venture, Peace of Royalty, located at 57 Naugatuck Ave. , in the Walnut Beach area of ​​Milford. “I’ve been working out of my house and going mobile too.”

Peace of Royalty offers comprehensive health and wellness products and services. So far, Montot said, she will go to clients’ homes or conduct virtual sessions from her home. She has also done health retreats for several organizations.

“It’s always been a goal, but this year I felt ready and started looking for space,” she said. “It took three to six months of research, and for a little while, I was doing an internet search on my own. Then the realtor asked me if I worked with anyone in one of the places I went that wasn’t, so he helped me by becoming a realtor. My own, and help me get that space.”

Montot, of Bridgeport, said she is well aware of Milford, including the Walnut Beach area.

“I went to school at Stratford High School and made my way to the beaches of Milford,” she said. “I’ve always known Walnut Beach and how beautiful it was.

“A few people have mentioned how the Walnut Beach area has come such a long way, and I’m happy to be a part of the transition by helping turn things around in the area,” Montot added.

Montoute can have more group sessions in the space and offer private sessions to clients.

“There were times when I had a few quiet days where I might not stop at anyone, and sometimes when I was wondering if I had done the right thing, the next day I had a couple of clients come to the site,” she said.

At Peace of Royalty, yoga isn’t the only service Montoute offers, although it’s the backbone of everything.

“I also offer other services like audio meditation,” she said. “The core of my services is to give you non-invasive ways to manage stress and have peace of mind.”

Montoute offers lessons every day of the week except on Mondays when the site is closed.

On Tuesdays, the studio offers evening classes, and on Wednesdays there are yoga classes for kids and teens, starting with kids 5-12 at 4:30 p.m., followed by teens 13-18 at 5:15 p.m.

At 6 p.m., she offers a “donation class” where people can come and pay whatever they can to be a part of the class.

“This is my way of giving back to the community because sometimes classes can be a bit pricey for people,” she said of the donation class.

On Thursdays, Montot offers lessons in Vinyasa, where people don’t need any experience. And on Fridays, at 6 p.m., she does restorative yoga and audio meditation.

“My clients have increased, but I know having space will help me grow my clients further, and that was one of my motivations for finding space,” she said. “This is the time a lot of people are looking for more holistic approaches and wellness in general, especially after all the stress and trauma we’ve endured in the past two years.”