I AM You Studio

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    Vital reminder from my girl @therealeve 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
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    #monday #inspiration #laurenimparato #RETOX #meditation #mindfulness #entrepreneur #business #nyc #yoga #quote #fitspo #fitness

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    ⛈YEAR 4⛈B-Chy Burn Out. 2013. At this point I was teaching 30 classes a week, had cleaned over 15,000 mats on my hands & knees, was doing ALL of my studio management, PR, bookkeeping, content creation, web management, oh and TEACHING, learning and breathing on my own. And it was WAY TOO MUCH. But the new website and app had put me in an economic pinch and I had to work my way out of it (not call my parents or, yes, the still boyfriend) for 💰. So I worked and I worked and I worked, first class at 5am, last class ending at 830pm (pre clean up) 5 days a week with just 2 classes on Saturday. I ultimately had a melt down over a beer (another story in my book, RETOX) and began the process of scaling back but did make all the economics work all on my own which I am incredibly proud of. There is a romanticism to working in wellness/yoga/entrepreneurship which is sort of BS if you actually have to make ends meet. I pushed through but learned that when overworked I am no where near my best self, for me or anyone, but no one can take doing it on your own and fighting through the tough times away from you #RETOX #laurenimparato #wallstreettowellness (at New York, New York)

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    🌔YEAR 2.5🌔I.AM.PARADISE.🌴2010🌴My 1st week long #RETOX ESCAPE in a hidden National Park in Colombia. I had to arrange DONKEYS🐐to carry in everyone&rsquos suitcases, all the food, mats & supplies from the edge of the park to our house on the Beach. No wifi, just RETOX SUN AND SEA. I was so nervous about bringing 20 people to the middle of no where to deep dive into yoga, meditation, nourishment and themselves that I asked my boyfriend (same one) to take the very long trip down for the first weekend to hold my hand. Literally. Rest assured it went great, with many repeat trips, including our BARCELONA ESCAPE this summer. 🌴Moral of this story: don&rsquot be afraid to step into the jungle, but don&rsquot forget to meticulously plan and ask for someone to hold your hand if you need to. 🌴#RETOX (at Tayrona National Natural Park)

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    🌔YEAR 2🌔May 2010. I survived the 1st year !!! & even got asked to teach what was at that point NYC&rsquos largest outdoor yoga class. And my @lululemon window training had me thinking the short shorts & new short hair were a good idea&hellip Regardless, I refused to sit in front of the class & preach or pose&hellip I wanted to be walking around interacting, touching & helping the people. Afterall, my business was named I.AM.YOU.. This did not please the organizers much, but the students seemed to love it. The next time I ended up doing a mix, accepting that even as an entrepreneur you have to COMPROMISE💞#RETOX (at Bryant Park)

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    🌓YEAR 1.9🌓OFFICIALLY making a fool of myself.🙈Lululemon opened in NYC & fell in love w/ the studio & method, so much so they offered to have my studio name+tag line painted on windows for 2 months for 2 years in a row if I taught some free classes&hellip & stood in the window some times. As a self funded self starting hustler I of course said yes. This was FREE ADVERTISING IN SOHO OF NYC. Ok Maybe not free but it was in exchange for me laughing at myself in the window and teaching, and they even surprised me with that ❤. Sometimes in entrepreneurship you have to push your personal definitions & limits and let it get a little ridiculous (without selling out) to be able to get where you want to be. #RETOX (at Lululemon Athletica New York City)

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