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Meet Emilie Cook of Find Your Center-Yoga Stduio in Gainesville

Today we’d like to introduce you to Emilie Cook.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I began practicing yoga in 1996, I continued practicing through all three of my pregnancies. I earned my 200-hr. yoga certification from Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta in 2007 and my prenatal and therapeutic yoga certification and 500-hr. from Asheville Yoga Center in 2014. My yoga classes focus on alignment and breath. We only get one body in this lifetime it is important to take care of it.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In hindsight, it has been fairly uneventful. I always just wanted to teach yoga… I never thought I would own my own studio let alone employ other teachers. Of course, that means I have had a very steep learning curve. On the job training for the business side of owning a studio. My biggest challenge to date was finding out I had to move in October of 2017. I had 30 days to find a new space, renovate and move in. Which I did without missing a single class, including installation of new wood floors. I look back at that and still am not quite sure how I accomplished it all!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Find Your Center-Yoga Stduio – what should we know?
I own a small yoga studio in Gainesville, Georgia. I teach people how to take care of themselves: mind, body and spirit. My approach to teaching yoga is gentle and therapeutic. I provide my students with individualized attention. To help them avoid injuries and find the perfect amount of effort for their class. I teach privates sessions and group classes. We are laid back and everyone that comes to our studio is welcomed as a long time friend. Our little studio is a community.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
My humility and humor are my best aspects. As a yoga teacher, humility and admitting that you do not have all the answers is key to the students success. It is not about you… it is not your yoga class, it is your students class and it is ultimately their studio. As long as I keep that in mind, I will continue to be successful.


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  • Restorative yoga $17

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