by Anthony Stoeckert
Reprinted from the March 21, 2012, issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper
Deborah Metzger didn’t know anything about running a business when she decided to open a yoga center in 1996. But she had first-hand experience in the healing power of yoga, and a desire to share her knowledge with students and support them on a journey to health.
It would appear that Metzger was onto something. The Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, which she founded in 1996, has just expanded into spacious new quarters at 88 Orchard Road in Skillman, continuing to offer a wide range of classes in yoga and meditation, teacher training and holistic health services.
The new facility, in a center that is built around a 19th-century farmhouse with two more recent additions, is a space that has housed unconventional business models in the past. It was first occupied by American List Counsel in the 1980s, when the high tech direct mail management company ran a California-style operation, with pool parties, cookouts, and employees’ children dropping by to pet the animals that still occupied the working barn. American List Counsel moved — at first regrettably — to a traditional office at 4300 Route 1 when it outgrew the space.