In 2018, Kelsey Root-Winchester and her husband Jason purchased an old and empty former community hall building in downtown Wells River. They have since worked to transform the building into a professional working space, Wells River Wellness Hall, which houses several tenants, including Kelsey’s own business, Rising Spirit Yoga.

VEDA provided financing through the SBA Community Advantage Loan Program, to help the couple continue this important revitalization project and support the expanded growth of Rising Spirit Yoga. The funds will allow them to make updates to the building, including LED lighting, updated heating systems, ADA compliance updates, and offer community classes and gathering spaces.

Rising Spirit Yoga offers classes five days a week, as well as yoga and wellness workshops, both in-person and online.