Hampton Beach NH Yoga and Mindfulness caters to newbies,

HAMPTON — The recent partnership of teacher and former student is bringing the beach’s first yoga studio out of the pandemic stronger than ever, and re-branded from Retreat 339 Yoga to Hampton Beach Yoga and Mindfulness.

“I knew her; I taught her; I trusted her,” said Rianna Cordes of her new partner Susan Bezreh. “The partnership naturally fell into place.”

Hampton Beach Yoga and Mindfulness is offering cost-free classes to yoga enthusiasts or novices with Beach Yoga by the Half Shell.

In 2015, Cordes, who works full-time at a bank, opened her yoga studio on the first floor of the 339 Ocean Boulevard condominium building, appropriate to its previous name. During the summers, when Bezreh and her husband left their Wilmington, Massachusetts home for their vacation condo at the same address, she took classes with Cordes, enjoying the experience and Cordes enormously.

But as her yoga business grew in popularity, Cordes faced a turning point. A new mother of a baby girl in April 2020, and still holding down a 40-hour-a-week job at the bank, she felt she’d taken her business as far as she could.

“I knew I needed help to bring it to its full potential,” Cordes said.

Hampton Beach Yoga and Mindfulness is owned by Rianna Cordes and Susan Bezreh.

Enter Bezreh, who worked in sales for a financial institution, and took the opportunity during the pandemic to get certified as a yoga instructor. Bezreh was ready for a new adventure.

“I always had a passion for yoga,” Bezreh said. “I love this new chapter of my life.”

This January, Cordes and Bezreh became co-owners, partnering in the business and renaming it Hampton Beach Yoga and Mindfulness to signify the launch. Since then, the two said, it’s been amazingly fulfilling.