Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather Eary.
Heather, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was born in Pennsylvania and moved various times growing up, ranging from New Jersey, Texas, Los Angeles and New York. Through my journey, there were times of feeling uncomfortable due to so many moves however I found joy in movement and began dancing at the age of six. In my 20s, my passion for movement continued through martial arts and then with 17 years working in the fitness industry. I originally embraced the wellness community to discover who I was and later evolved to wanting to help others. My lifelong ambition led me to YogaWorks two years ago where I get to combine my experience with the privilege of bringing health, wellness, and openness to students throughout the nation.
Has it been a smooth road?
I am a competitive person by nature and have had many times where I have not lived up to the standards that I wish to live by. I also have had times of self-doubt and I often felt discouraged when I moved to a new city as a child while trying to find a way to fit into a new culture. With that said, these experiences made me who I am today and gave me the confidence to live and work in any city and to appreciate differences in people and culture.
Business can be a lot like life and with a company that has been around for 30 years, like YogaWorks, we tend to face obstacles along the way. Yoga is booming across the world and with this growth comes more competition and different variations of yoga. Growing through these rapid changes has pushed us to evolve without losing the integrity of teaching that initially inspired us. We have also realized that different communities have different needs and, as with all things in life, choices often come with trial and error.
So, while we have tried things that have not worked we also take solace in what we have learned and take pride that we’ve always stayed true to our original mission. With the knowledge that we’ve learned, we now stand in a good position to not only continue to provide a standard of excellence but to also influence other yoga studios to thrive in their own communities.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Yogaworks – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
In 1987, Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller, and Alan Finger opened our first studio in Santa Monica, CA; they gathered many styles under one roof, which attracted the best teachers in Southern California. In 1900, with the help and inspiration of Chuck Miller and Lisa Walford, Maty created the world-renowned YogaWorks Teacher Training program.
We embrace diverse yoga styles and take pride in the philosophy that yoga is for everyone. Each of our classes shares a common theme – an excellence in teaching. Over our 30 years of teaching yoga we have grown from one little studio in Santa Monica to 65 studios nationwide…..and still growing. Our goal is to join other yoga communities into our family and to embrace their culture. Our intention is not to change who they are but rather help them bring Yoga to more people. Our eclectic family is something we’re proud of and what sets us apart from others.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
We absolutely love being part of the Boston community. To be embraced by a city so rich in history and to feel the pride of the community that emanates in Boston is a gift to us. The practice of Yoga also has a powerful presence in Boston with great teachers and respectable teachings at various studios. Bostonians love yoga and we believe that this the perfect time to be a part of this growing passion. We would encourage any new yoga studio to hold space in this beautiful city.
- Unlimited Monthly Options @ $100 per month
- 10 Class Package $150
- 20 Class Packager $260
- Address: 364 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
25 Boylston, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
1032 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
- Website: yogaworks.com
- Phone: 617-375-9642
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @yogaworks
- Twitter: @yogaworks