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Meet Ariella Dominguez of Grey Owl Mind-Body Studio in Johns Creek

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ariella Dominguez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Ariella. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
For as far back as I can remember, I have had a fascination and passion for natural healing and wellness for body, mind, and spirit. My formal study of yoga began in 1996 with a leisure course on Hatha and Kundalini yoga. This lit my fire for the practice and the possibility of transformation. In the years that followed, I began my professional life in “Corporate America” but kept yearning for something more personally fulfilling, some way to positively impact others.

In 2011, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training and began to more seriously consider opening up a space for wellness. After much contemplation, consultation and cheering on from family and friends, we decided to open up Grey Owl Mind-Body Studio as a community destination for yoga, meditation, and wellness. It could not have been possible without my family’s support and participation and the truly amazing team that has joined our mission to help others find transformation, healing, and wellness.

Has it been a smooth road?
Getting a new brick and mortar business started is certainly challenging as well as capital and time-intensive, however, I wouldn’t classify anything we experienced as a struggle but rather as learnings. I’ve tried to keep a positive outlook and employ massive amounts of patience with every aspect of the business and my life, which I believe helps power us through the ups and downs.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Grey Owl Mind-Body Studio story. Tell us more about the business.
We are a mind-body boutique studio with the mission to provide a welcoming space for education, transformation, and restoration. We offer a variety of yoga, meditation, dance and wellness classes, workshops and events. We are excited to be the first aerial yoga studio in the Norcross/Alpharetta/Johns Creek/Duluth area (north of Atlanta) and one of few locations offering Qigong for Health. We love providing our community with unique, fun and educational experiences and are lucky to have the flexibility to do so with our inviting, multi-functional studio space.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe we will continue to see a strong and growing interest in activities that bring balance, calm and a true break from the constant mental and emotional engagement of technology and our fast-paced lives. Meditation, restorative and mindfulness activities will offer a respite from the elevated, stressed and fast paced state of being, many of us find ourselves living on a daily basis.

Looking more at “physical maintenance”, I expect the desire to be physically active through efficient, fun, inspiring and unique group fitness classes such as yoga, aerial fitness, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and dance to continue in the coming years.

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