Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffanie Luellen.
Tiffanie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
After collecting a diverse set of professional experiences as a licensed CPA in Corporate America, I recognized that the solution to stability in one’s professional and personal life was mindfulness. Mindfulness is increasing our awareness of our mind-body-spirit connection, accepting ourselves as we are and becoming aligned with a higher purpose.
This realization prompted the creation of Jaiona’s Yoga Closet, where my mission is to enhance the overall health and well-being of my clients through body awareness, breathing techniques, yoga postures and creative pursuits. I became aligned with my purpose using mindfulness and my intention is to help others achieve the same.
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?
I’ve struggled for a long time in finding my purpose. Accounting is lucrative but I always felt like I should have been doing something else. Once I finally found my purpose, I created Jaiona’s Yoga Closet in 2015. From 2015-2017 one of my biggest challenges was deciding whether to leave my 9 to 5 to pursue this dream of helping others find their alignment.
In 2017, I finally made the decision to step out on faith into full-time entrepreneurship. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made to date because I feel so much freer to continue following my dreams. In 2017, I self-published ’60 Affirmations and Reflections for Entrepreneurs’. It’s based on a series of affirmations I used to build up my courage to finally quit my 9 to 5. It’s a 60-day process of meditation, visualizations, and reflections to motivate entrepreneurs.
Also, in 2017 I created the Quit Your Job in 90 Days Conference which is intended to encourage others to follow their dreams, find more meaningful careers and/or launch a business. So a lot of creativity has poured out of me finally facing my fears and struggles.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Jaiona’s Yoga Closet – what should we know?
I offer a variety of yoga and meditation classes and workshops in metro Atlanta. I am mainly based out of Atlanta but travel to Washington DC, Chicago and Los Angeles for special events and workshops. I specialize in offering yoga and meditation in the workplace and corporate spaces.
My style of teaching is meditative in nature so my classes tend to move at a slower pace with the intent of allowing students to quiet the mind. In the silence, we can hear a higher power and our inner voice more clearly, we can begin changing the way we think and view life. Meditation gives you a platform to create new opportunities and visualizes new possibilities. “For what we think, we become.”
I think what sets me apart is that I have navigated both worlds. I understand the demands of Corporate America. I also recognize the need for creating balance and reducing stress, these are the things that really lead to more productivity. When we are relaxed and in alignment, we perform at a higher level, we think we clarity. When we become attuned, we can allow our creativity to rise to the surface and our overall sense of well-being improves. My company provides a roadmap to achieving these things.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Having the courage to continuously face the unknown. Entrepreneurship requires you to stay self-motivated and you can’t be afraid to fail. There have been times when I have gotten it completely wrong. I’m still learning to be ok with not getting it right. One of the keys is refusing to take up residence in that space. I feel like every day I wake up I get another chance to get it right or make my business better.
- Website: https://jaionascloset.com
- Phone: 404-563-9791
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaionas_closet_yoga
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaionasYogaCloset
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaionasYogaClos
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