Our goal at Kinship is to offer you a beautiful, healthy, alive place to support your practice. First we removed the plaster hiding the original brick walls. Then we took down the ceiling so you can spend Sivasana looking at the hardwood beams and trusses that support the arched roof. During daylight hours, the many windows eliminate the need for electric lights and we chose energy-efficient infrared heaters for our hot classes. Those handsome benches that you see throughout the space were made with the Douglas Fir from the ceiling we removed. Wherever possible, we used no- or low-VOC and energy-star products.