Feel the Burn with Moksha Yoga

May 2011 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates’ client Moksha Yoga recently announced that its new Minneapolis location will officially open on May 28, 2011. This will be its first studio in the United States.

Moksha (pronounced: mOk’sha) hot yoga is a unique series of 40 postures that combine the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a special studio heated to 99-102 degrees Fahrenheit.

Working alongside partner Engelsma Construction, KOMA provided structural engineering, architecture, and interior design services for Moksha Yoga’s approximately 6,000-square-feet of space. KOMA designed two unique studio spaces (one large – the hot room – and one small) along with locker rooms and a retail-focused entryway and foyer. Primary design features of the space include a cork studio floor, a heating system that uses radiant heating panels, VOC-free paints, and filtered showers and faucets.

KOMA architect Marc DuBois, AIA, said, “This was a unique project and we really enjoyed working with owners Ryann and Phil Doucette, and with Engelsma Construction. Creating a space that fulfilled the need for a large, temperature-controlled studio while still keeping a more retail-focused point of entry meant giving careful consideration to variables like mechanical systems, material transitions and lighting.”

Benefits of “hot yoga” range from weight loss to improved athletic ability to a reduction in joint and muscle pain. Located near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, the studio is expected to open on Saturday, May 28. For more information, visit

Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, Inc., is a full-service architectural, structural engineering and interior design firm located in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Serving clients in a wide variety of industries, the firm delivers innovative ideas, thoughtful design and disciplined execution with an emphasis on balance and sustainable thinking. Founded in 1985, the firm is built upon the idea that open and honest communication with clients and genuine collaboration yield aesthetically pleasing, functional, inspiring, healthy places for people to live, work, play and worship. For more information about Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates, call 651-451-4605 or email