We believe that everyone has a true north even if they don’t know what it is. At Verge, we create a safe space for you to explore what lights you up and makes you feel the most alive, so that you can build the life you deserve.
We envision a world in which every individual has the tools and support to find their inner voice and live their healthiest and happiest lives.
Our mission is to empower individuals at any age or stage of life to become the best version of themselves from the inside out.
At Verge, we create a safe and inclusive space for all individuals to practice yoga and feel at ease in their own skin. Our approach emphasizes self-improvement, growth, and acceptance both on and off the mat. We cater to diverse backgrounds and physical conditions, supporting individuals in honing their integrity, resilience, flexibility, and strength to become their best selves. With expert-level guidance and classes for all skill levels, we help students reconnect with their inner selves, cultivate embodied awareness, and find balance from within.
Embracing the mantra "Yoga for every body," our community is dedicated to fostering connection, exploration, and support as individuals discover what truly lights them up. We guarantee that anyone who walks through our doors will leave feeling better and more deeply connected to themselves and their own sense of vibrant well-being.
Whether you're a seasoned athlete, a student, a parent, a grandparent, or have a chronic injury or disability, yoga can help you live happier and healthier in the body you have. Our job is to help you find the unique journey that’s right for you.
No matter what your age or skill level, our highly-trained holistic teachers are committed to helping you discover your unique approach to wellness and create a customized program that’s tailored exactly to your life, and your goals.
We believe that a strong sense of community is essential to your overall well being. That's why we work hard to create an environment for you to build meaningful connections and lifelong relationships.
At Verge, your wellbeing is our top priority, and we’ve designed our entire studio experience with you in mind. From top notch facilities, to sensible class schedules, to starting and ending on time, we give you our best so you can be at yours.
Verge Yoga was founded by Cara Bradley and opened in September 2004. She ran the program tirelessly for many years and built a reputation for quality cutting-edge programs. The studio has always employed exceptional teachers who have built a strong community of fitness and friendship. The same front door still swings open every day, and many of the original students who started their yoga journey at Verge still come in on a regular basis. You’ll notice that the blue awning with the original logo still hangs over the front window as a homage to our roots.
I was raised by a single mother in Central PA who worked as a nurse at the local hospital. I always looked up to her as "the world's greatest helper," and she inspired me to pursue a career in helping others. Initially, I wanted to follow in her footsteps and become a nurse, but I soon realized that I could make a bigger impact on people's lives by helping them get and stay healthy and avoid injury through exercise.
After college, I began a successful career in corporate fitness. While I enjoyed leading all kinds of group fitness classes during this phase in my life, I was inspired to explore the comprehensive world of yoga after taking an inspirational class at a fitness convention. I fell in love with how yoga combined strength and flexibility in a single program, which was a new concept for me as a traditional athlete.
I was drawn to the concept of mindfulness training and the use of breath as a tool for stress management. Although yoga wasn't yet popular in the fitness community, I knew it was going to be big. From that moment on, I decided that I wanted to become part of the movement to bring yoga into the mainstream.
After years of private instruction, teaching yoga to everyone from boutique studios to college sports teams, I realized that I wanted to run a studio that would offer a variety of yoga classes (and more) accessible to every body,
every age, and every stage of life.
My husband Scott and I have raised four amazing children, and when our youngest went off to college, I realized that it was the right time to open up my own business.
I launched True North Fitness Consulting in the summer of 2021, and soon after that, I purchased the studio. I am honored to be stewarding the next phase of Verge Yoga, a community that I’ve long been a part of, and that continues to inspire me every day.