I never expected to be a business owner. When I was finalizing my college major, I scoffed in my dad’s infinitely wise face when he told me that choosing to study business would give me a good foundation for wherever my life might take me. I had decided years before that I was going to study fine art, so anyone that wanted to encourage me otherwise were wasting their breath. Right now, a part of me wishes I had taken at least one business class.
In the intervening years, I’ve been fortunate to learn the basics of human resources and how to hire and manage people when I worked at a staffing agency. My turn as an account manager at a marketing agency taught me how marketing works and how to help others use it to grow their businesses. My role as Director of Teachers at the first yoga studio I worked at gave me incredible and invaluable insight into what it takes to grow a yoga community. Looking back on the path my life has taken so far, I can see that no matter what choices I made as a stubborn 17-year-old, life/God/the Universe were conspiring for me to lead me to this moment: I am a business owner.
Plover Yoga exists to make yoga accessible to everyone. Yoga has changed my life in every way imaginable; I’m a better friend, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and steward because of yoga. I have a passion and vision to create a community around the practice that welcomes EVERYONE who wants to roll out a mat. I have the courage to take on a whole new practice – that of businesswoman – to make my vision reality. And I have so much gratitude for each and every one of you, who clicked, read to the end of this post, and are willing to share a part of your practice with this new venture.
From my heart to yours, Namaste.