Yoga, cafe proving a good counterbalance

Operations manager Sonia Jones and cafe managerJuliette Smith look on as yoga teacher Rhyanna Van Leeuwarden stretches out. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d410290
Operations manager Sonia Jones and cafe managerJuliette Smith look on as yoga teacher Rhyanna Van Leeuwarden stretches out. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d410290

MosArts has opened a caf� ” Espresso at Camelot ” overlooking the outdoor cinema and yoga instructor Rhyanna Van Leeuwarden has relocated her classes from North Fremantle to the Lochee Street hall.

Operations manager Sonia Jones said the caf� was attracting people from classes in the adjacent hall but welcomed the community to enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks.

‘We had a lot of feedback that there’s not much around here like this,’ Ms Jones said.

‘Our focus is on food that’s locally produced or sourced with sustainable farming,’ she said.

Ms Van Leeuwarden said most of her clients hailed from the western suburbs and she loved the outdoor cinema (Camelot) at the site.

Chief executive Michael Jones said the aim was for MosArts to become financially self-sustainable through the cafes and attracting arts, recreation and other groups to the venue.

‘The building has a real connection to the community of Mosman Park and surrounding areas,’ Mr Jones said.

MosArts, which is seeking sponsorship, will host Sunday sessions from 3-6pm featuring music and comedy.