In the building formerly known as the Sausalito Record Plant, history may not be repeating itself, but it’s certainly not being forgotten. At Harmonia, one can still find little nods to the legacy of a recording studio that once welcomed musical luminaries like Prince and Fleetwood Mac.
You’ll now also find an infrared and cedar sauna, a diverse array of classes, a premier event space, and wine on tap — all reflecting the vision of founder Jennifer Adler, who began leasing the space in 2013. “There have been many parties that have tried to buy the property,” she says. “I have a long-term lease, and I think it worked out because what I was doing really spoke to the current building owner.” A membership-based club emphasizing wellness and socializing, Harmonia is a well-kept secret Adler wants to share with the world.
After reopening in 2015 in extensively renovated form, with a redone garden and entryway and a new 1,800-square-foot movement studio/event area, the space appeals to Marinites for its mix of yoga, networking, massages, concerts and positive vibes. In keeping with the music-studio past, walls display portraits of Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and others, rendered in guitar picks by local artist Dominique Rojas. “I’m always thinking about how we can pay homage to the heritage of the space,” says Adler, who once lent her voice to a commercial recorded at the Plant in her youth.
She’s absorbed 18 classes from Yoga of Sausalito into Harmonia’s activity schedule after learning that that studio would soon be closing its doors. One day she’d like to find someone to team with her and buy the Record Plant site outright. “I really wanted a special location for Harmonia, because we’re not a typical business,” she notes, “and I’m still hoping I will ultimately find a partner who wants to collaborate with me on purchasing the property.”