East Wind Yoga
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Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
It definitely found me. I had been personal training at a location nearby, and my dear friend, Scott, opened a yoga studio in Roseville. My wife and I became amazingly close to the community of students, as well as the teachers. We embodied everything East Wind Yoga had to offer; it was a perfect fit for us. A year or so ago we joined forces with Scott and things have been amazing since.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
We just finished an event I created a few years back, Freedom Flow for the Hungry. It is a non-profit event benefiting the Placer Food Bank, where students show up and donate as their “payment” for the class. Between both studios, we had more than 100 people – all doing yoga at the Flower Farm Inn in Loomis. Yoga, the way we see it, is the epitome of customer service. I believe we are in the service business above all things; we are here to serve in more ways than I ever could have imagined. We become very close with many students and become a part of their families in a way. So I would say on a daily basis we are involved in whatever way people are willing to involve us. We attempt to always come up with ways to get more involved in what the community is doing, and use what we have created to make the community a better place.
What’s your biggest job perk?
The flexible schedule (great for my family, since I get to be home for lunch and those types of things), and the beyond-amazing people I’m honored and blessed to teach daily. Yoga is in my heart and is what I love.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Shady Coffee & Tea – great vibe, amazing food and coffee, and cool music-based community events!
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