Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Blue Honey Yoga
A busy bee might not seem like the most obvious mascot for a tranquil yoga studio—until you take a closer look. Bees are known for working together within a colony, nourishing their cohorts by gathering pollen and communicating through dance-like motions and the occasional haiku. Similarly, the busy bees at Blue Honey Yoga cultivate community within their own tranquil hive, building a supportive studio where students can come together and connect to each other and the world through yoga practice.
In order to build a diverse community, Blue Honey Yoga offers class styles that cater to yogis of all experience levels. Beginners build a foundation for practice in yoga basics, gradually moving their way up to more challenging classes such as power vinyasa. There's even a special runners series that shows runners how to improve their performance by incorporating yoga stretches into their workouts for better flexibility.