Rise Well-Being Center to Hold Grand Opening, Offer Discounted Classes

by Anna Merod February 28, 2018 at 10:30 am 9 Comments

The Rise Well-Being Center is holding a three-day grand-opening event starting Thursday.

Rise, a studio for yoga and meditation that offers immersion into natural elements for well-being, will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday at 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 150.

Throughout the three-day opening, Rise is accepting $5 donations to its Well-Being Fund in exchange for unlimited access to classes for one day. The Lunch n’ Learns will cost another $5 as well as the mini One on One sessions. The Well-Being Fund will provide scholarships to those who cannot afford memberships as well as pay for “days of pampering” for those using local shelters and non-profits, saidLisa Goodwin, founder and owner of Rise.

Following the ceremony, classes will be offered in the studio until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. That same day there will also be a Lunch n’ Learn by James R. Jones entitled “Body Wisdom” where he will discuss quick and easy techniques that help people feel energized throughout the day.

On March 2 (Friday), more classes will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and another Lunch n’ Learn will be featured. Friday’s Lunch n’ Learn is entitled “Enhancing Leadership Through Mindfulness” and is held by Moira Lethbridge, an executive coach and former CEO.

The final day on Saturday will feature another full day of classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. where guests can also schedule mini one-on-one sessions. Later guests can take part in a “Special Sacred Heart Sound Healing” event starting at 6:30 p.m.

Rise came about because Goodwin saw a need for busy Washingtonians to connect with nature and feel better. The center took three years to come about, Goodwin said.

“I’m most excited about people to come in and experience the environment of the intentionally created space,” she said.

The center will also be holding pre-opening discounts where guests can purchase a one-month membership for $135, a three-month membership for $297 and six-month membership for $699.

Photos courtesy of Lisa Goodwin

  • Amy Sue

    Looks like a very nice addition to Reston. I definitely can’t afford a membership but wonder if they will offer opportunities to take individual classes. If not, this is definitely a place for the 1%, not for me. : – )

    • Mike M


      Perhaps you should don your cheap white plastic Guy Fawkes mask and camp out in front of the establishment and they might lower their prices.

    • JoeInReston

      I joined a gym once that offered a free training session upon joining the gym. Turned out, the free training session was an opportunity to apply high pressure sales techniques to peddle training sessions and nutritional supplements. The one thing that surprised me was how far they were willing to discount the price from the original sticker price. Had I been interested at the start, I would have accepted the sticker price and overpaid badly.

      The point of my post is not to warn you that Rise Well Being is going to apply high pressure sales techniques. They probably won’t. I have no idea. My point is to say that you may be able to receive a big discount if you negotiate. Then again, they may not budge, but it doesn’t cost you anything to ask.

    • Greg

      Reading is fundamental:

      “The Well-Being Fund will provide scholarships to those who cannot afford memberships…”

      • Amy Sue

        Uh, thanks. But usually these funds are for people who have demonstrably low incomes. I don’t. I’m in the middle. But I still can’t afford even $700 for a 6 months wellness membership….

        • Greg

          Usually isn’t always. Good luck with whatever you do (or don’t do) and take good care of you.

    • Anonymous Person

      You live in Reston and the USA. You’re already part of the 1%.

      Stop bemoaning your entitled state.

      • Willie Reston


  • Chuck Morningwood

    You can pay $700 for a six month membership if you want. But here at Morningwood Manor, the little sprouts will pull my finger for free.


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