See how a family tradition of yoga led this woman to launch her own business to help women - especially moms - use yoga to increase health and decrease stress.
Yoga With Pooja
See how a family tradition of yoga led this woman to launch her own business to help women – especially moms – use yoga to increase health and decrease stress.
Pooja Malhotra grew up in India. There, her parents devoted their lives to yoga and holistic living. Malhotra was surrounded by the teachings of yoga and practiced it throughout her life.
“I realized that the childhood gift of yoga that I received from my parents helped me build coping skills for overcoming life’s challenges in the most effective way,” she says.
Today’s world is full of stressful situations and lifestyles. Because of the seemingly never-ending chaos, Pooja decided to open her own studio where she could share yoga traditions with people to help them navigate through everyday stresses in positive ways.
She opened Yoga With Pooja in January 2012 as a traditional yoga studio that helps people lead a conscious lifestyle, which can positively change one’s being and approach to life. “Our yoga studio offers the traditions of yoga for today’s lifestyles,” explains Malhotra. “Our classes implement a holistic approach toward physical, mental and spiritual integration for all age groups, fitness levels and ability.”
According to Malhotra, you’ll not only see life in a different way after practicing at her studio, but you’ll notice that it’s a warm and inviting place that fosters an invigorating, centering and calming attitude.
Malhotra is quick to thank others for the studio’s immediate success. She credits the yoga teachers for their great leadership, her clients for their continued support, her husband and two boys for being her backbone through this entrepreneurial journey, as well as her friends and family who believed in and supported her along the way.
When you attend a class at Yoga With Pooja, you can choose from offerings for those who are new to yoga, therapeutic classes for people recovering from a medical ailment or other health condition, traditional alignment-based yoga classes for personal yoga growth and yoga and meditation classes for stress management. In addition, you can enroll you children in kids yoga for those ages three and up, pre-teens and teens yoga classes, classes for special needs children, family yoga and mommy-and-me classes for toddlers.
According to Malhotra, those who take classes at Yoga With Pooja say it’s a peaceful environment that offers a personalized experience. Also, there’s no need to bring along any equipment, as it’s all provided for you in the studio.
There are multiple package options available at Yoga With Pooja. Drop-in rates range from $9 to $13 per class. In addition, Malhotra says, Yoga With Pooja is offering a New Year January special, which includes 30 days of unlimited yoga for $30.
Malhotra has a lot to look forward to in the coming months at Yoga With Pooja. She says that they’ll be offering yoga-themed birthday parties for kids, ladies night out events, summer camps for kids and a continuing education program for yoga teachers who are interested in becoming a yoga teacher.
Yoga With Pooja is located at 666 Reading Road in Mason and at the Kids First Sports Center at 7900 East Kemper Road in Cincinnati. To learn more visit www.yogawithpooja.com or “like” them on Facebook.