What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our studio is about community. It's an all inclusive environment where everyone is welcome. We think your size, race, gender, age, sexuality and gender identity are something to be celebrated in a safe environment where you can explore the world of yoga on your terms.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
We offer massage, private yoga sessions, kettle bell classes, yoga workshops, private training to keep your routine fresh and allow you room to grow in ways unique to you.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
As someone who belongs to a minority I wanted a place where I could practice and feel safe to be myself. Its my goal, desire, and wish that everyone feels that when they walk through our doors they feel welcome and supported.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the students, camaraderie of the community and being immersed in yoga. I left my corporate job because I was drowning in life, but Yoga saved me and I am now swimming in happiness.
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