Ballantyne Magazine

WINTER 2016-2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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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 BALLANTYNE | feature 64 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-2017

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