Yoga and my faith have been constants for me. I was a
competitive soccer player and by age 19 my knees were
shot. While in college, I went into a depression, gained weight and
hardly wanted to get off the couch. Yoga saved me when I could no
longer run 10 miles a day. It only took me about a week to feel the
benefits of practicing yoga. I do my best to eat organic, and I love to
cook and try new foods. My business partner and I opened a new
green and environmentally friendly child development center this
past July. We teach yoga to the children and they love it!
Kids get the same positive benefits from yoga that we do.
JENNIFER VAN DYKE-MENSAH
34, Co-owner, Green Village Children's Academy
Enjoys Going to Yoga One and Yoga2
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