Atop the Cork Factory in Station North.
Thrive Atelier is a southern light–filled art | yoga studio, wellness hub and exhibition space located on the fifth floor of the Cork Factory, a former industrial building. Founder Jordan Faye Block has created a haven for art, conversation, music and yoga. Thrive Atelier is home to music events, art exhibitions, openings, radiant body kundalini yoga and essential oils workshops, and also serves as Jordan’s studio. The studio is open for friends to come by view the current exhibition, find the right essential oil, peruse the shop, or just have a lovely conversation over an espresso or cup of tea. This space is multifaceted in that it serves not only to highlight work by artists that Jordan has worked with (some of over the last 16 years) and teach yoga in but it also serves as a studio for her to create in. We believe that art is an integral part of life and it changes the perspective of those that engage with it.
About Jordan Faye Block
An artist and curator, wellness advocate and yoga teacher – Jordan Faye Block after 20 years of running art galleries and earning an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, has chosen to apply her creativity to this new endeavor. Mentoring over 200 artists to improve their confidence, raise their knowledge regarding marketing and presentation of their work and themselves – is now expanding this to include helping people step into their higher self. After receiving her 100 Hour training in the Power of Prana with Martha McAlpine and her 200 Hour Radiant Body Yoga Teacher Training in Kundalini & Vinyasa with Kia Miller, Jordan’s mission is two–fold: bring an energetic yoga practice to artists, patrons, and the curious community, and as a curator and mentor, support artists curating independent exhibitions throughout Baltimore. This includes assisting one in finding a balanced, thriving and happy life both within themselves and inside their homes - as these two tend to be a reflection of one another. Jordan is fully engaged with her artists whom she’s been working with throughout her years as a curator, continuing to help collectors find new works for their collections, in addition providing installation and curatorial services to them. This mission enables her clients to make beautiful change in their lives, inside & out. She happily lives in Station North and works in Greenmount West. And if you can’t find her in the studio or at the local coffee house, she’s likely helping her partner, Ned Sparrow, at their shop, Station North Books.