Hardware Retailing

MAR 2017

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HARDWARE RETAILING | March 2017 62 Bringing Peace to Town While Hermes enjoyed the everyday changes in the world of retail, in 2009, she was going through a hard time in her life personally. It was at this point that she was searching for an outlet to bring her happiness and strength. That's when the practice of yoga became a large part of her life. "I needed something to get me through some tough times, and I found yoga," Hermes says. "However, I was driving an hour away to take classes once a week." After doing this for nearly a year, Hermes decided she wanted to explore the idea of opening a yoga studio of her own in town. "I was searching for a building in town, and there was an old, abandoned gas station that had been vacant for years," Hermes says. "I decided to refurbish and create my space in this building using my hardware talents and knowledge." In 2013, Hermes completed renovations and opened her studio, Shakti Soul Yoga & Movement, in the old gas station. The property also offers space to another local business, and behind the studio, Hermes built a two-story loft space that she calls home now as well. " These two businesses work very well together, and my yoga studio gives me another outlet. " —Tyann Hermes, Kootenai Drug True Value Right: The Montana Ambassadors honored Hermes as the 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year at an award ceremony in early 2016. Top: Hardware manager Dana Wallace, owner Tyann Hermes and business partner and pharmacist Chris Hermes keep things running smoothly.

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