A running injury brought me to my first yoga class ten years ago.
I didn’t think much of it, other than as a form of exercise. but, as I incorporated yoga into my routine -in an attempt to relieve a stressed out illiotibial band – i began to recognize that it was relieving more than my physical body. so, I began to explore other types of yoga. after yoga class I felt a sense of “all-rightness,” no matter what was going on in my outside life. Being on the mat made me pause; caused me to be acutely conscious. the experience of just being – engaging fully in what I was doing, became something I wished to extend to other areas of my life.
So I quit my corporate job, I went to art school, I went to work with a small rug design company.
I loved being creative, I loved being involved in a small business, I loved yoga.
As my practice progressed, I felt it was time to bring all of these passions together.
“Necessity is the mother of invention:” HYDE was born out of the need for natural, comfortable, yoga clothes that were stylish, fit well but still affordable. like many of my yogi friends, I wanted clothes that were as considered and thoughtful as my practice. I saw an opportunity to make graceful gear my business.
This is how yoga defined my experience.
How does it define yours?