Why Yoga

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  • #2291
    Jennifer Ainley
    Participant

    Why-
    Yoga Therapy combined with nature has been proven to help reshape our response to triggers on all levels of our being. Offering a platform that is inclusive to everyone suffering from mental health, PTSD, anxiety and depression that are looking for an alternative or conjunctive way to build strength, awareness and harmony in the mind, body and environment.

    Why customers-
    Regardless of who you are or what you do we as a country have all experienced uncertainty over the last couple of years. This uncertainty has allowed many of us to re-evaluate and reprioritize our lives. Each of us is looking for ways to connect and feel grounded or searching for a way to pivot and shift gears in our life. Yoga combined with nature helps us connect to this world by allowing you to rediscover your true authentic self.

    Why Business-
    I believe that we as a society have become disconnected from ourselves and nature. Research shows that people who are more connected with nature are happier in life and more likely to report feeling their lives are worthwhile or have purpose. Nature can generate a multitude of positive emotions, such as calmness, joy, creativity and can facilitate concentration. For example how many times have you heard a similar statement made that an individual is at home at the beach, woods or mountains. With so much evidence supporting the benefits of both yoga and nature, why not combine the two for an ultra healing experience by offering a journey of self discovery. However your journey has brought you to this point you can find true clarity. Your dictated to your path of discovery while reconnecting to yourself and nature.

    #2294
    Laura Svab
    Participant

    Hi Jennifer,

    I completely agree with your WHYs, and as a customer would really enjoy the experience of yoga outdoors. Depending on where you live, I could see sessions in local or provincial parks, on the beach or near a body of water, being quite beautiful. I was also thinking it could be cool in the winter to do yoga in a heated yurt in the forest somewhere. Maybe too outside the box, but it could allow for your business to go year round…again depending on where you live.

    If you wish to offer these classes to veterans as a form of therapy, there may also be funding or grants available to you through VAC, and also through MFRC.

    Let me know if you ever offer classes in Quebec or New Brunswick 😀

    Cheers,

    Laura

    #2298
    Jennifer Ainley
    Participant

    Hi Laura,

    Thanks for reaching out.
    I’m happy to say I plan on starting this venture in NB. I have personal reasons that have driven me to start this new chapter and can say that yoga combined with nature saved my life. I have experienced how this practice can help individuals suffering from PTSD, depression and anxiety can benefit from mindfulness.

    My goal is working towards purchasing an acreage that will offer an indoor practice along with space to bring the practice to the great outdoors while incorporating gardening, forging, bee keeping, outdoor activities like snowshoeing, paddel boarding, fishing ect. I would also like to incorporate classes that welcome service pets to engage in the practice as I have a services dog that accompanies me.

    I really like your idea of ventureing too different natural setting. This could be very enticing to potential clients especially all the beautiful hidden waterfalls NB offers.

    Looking forward to the big picture I’ll be offering retreats with the option to stay in bunkies, cottage or yurts. While collaborating with nutritionist, massage therapist ect to offer the complete wellness package.

    I started with the idea of serving just veterans and quickly realized many individuals are suffering with mental health and are desperately seeking a therapy that will help them find their true self and help realize they are not alone. This will offer an environment to surround yourself with like-minded people to help heal and grow.

    I’ll inquire into the funding and grants. I really appreciate your input so please keep it coming.

    Thank you for your wonderful input and suggestions I greatly appreciate them.

    Jennifer

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