1. Oak + Lotus Yoga Studio and artisan market opened in mid-August at 510 E. St Elmo Road, Ste. B-3, Austin. Owner Alia J. Khan, who calls herself a “recovering attorney,” said the studio creates a community where clients can practice yoga and buy locally-made products, including jewelry and self-care items. 512-240-2709
2. UFC, Modelo and nonprofit Rebuilding Together partnered to supply The Void Martial Arts with new mats; make drywall repairs; renovate the bathroom; and completely overhaul its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in September. The Void Martial Arts offers classes such as kickboxing and Brazilian jiujitsu. Free self-defense classes are offered for women and restorative yoga classes are offered for seniors at 4327 S. First St., Ste. 104D, Austin. 512-707-8977
3. The Shield Ranch Foundation, a family organization working to protect the Central Texas environment, broke ground on a new campsite for El Ranchito, a 15-year-old summer camp for children and young adults at its 6,400-acre campsite located 18 miles southwest of downtown Austin. The campsite will feature designs focused on environmental sustainability elements, such as landscapes to reduce water demand, solar panels and potable water supplied from rainwater.
4. Celebrate Dental & Braces will open at 111 W. William Cannon Drive, Ste. 200, Austin, on Nov. 1. Drs. David Ensley and Nazgol Gharbi offer general, children’s and cosmetic dentistry, including braces and clear aligners. There are 15 other locations throughout Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas and Missouri. 512-521-7000