A Chat with Healthy Progressions Yoga
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The goals of our yoga classes are simple: to deepen our awareness of ourselves and to increase our ability to relax our bodies and our minds. The mind and body are connected. In class we use the body as a tool to affect the mind. When we release tension in the body, we release tension in the mind.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
I tell jokes and make them smile. We can’t hold on to tension when we are smiling.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To help people deal with toxic stress and tension by becoming more aware. I started working with patients in rehab hospitals and saw the tremendous effect yoga had on their recovery. I realized that my practice could help people no matter their age, level, or ability.
What do you love most about your job?
Teaching yoga and helping people relax and open their awareness makes me feel good. My clients appreciate the work I do. I was a high school teacher in Harlem for eight years and I didn’t always get appreciated for the work I was doing. It’s so rewarding to feel like I am helping others feel good.