Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenna Goble.
Alright, thank you for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us how you got started?
I’ve been practicing and teaching yoga for 10+ years, and for much of that time, cultivating a studio in STL has been swirling in my mind. In 2020 after some of my favorite studios closed, my husband Chris encouraged me to take my ideas and make them a reality. Even then, I didn’t believe it was possible. How would we find the money, time (we both have full-time jobs and five kids), and people to make it happen? But one thing after another kept falling into place, including finding our beautiful space in Midtown. We have always loved that neighborhood, and it is coming alive with new neighbors like Golden Gems and Egg. We are thrilled to be part of that growth and are honored to offer yoga to this community. After we found the space, we knew we needed to bring in some of the best teachers in our city – all of whom bring a different flavor and perspective on life and teaching styles. And that we did. We have been so fortunate throughout the building to have had some of the smartest and kindest humans show up ready to help. Most of those individuals came together to practice and celebrate in our new space a few weeks ago, and if that were a litmus test to how this adventure will go, sparks would fly, and magic will happen. You can feel something in the air right now. It was palpable. People are craving authentic connection again. I believe that this is happening at just the right time.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Ha! Um No. Construction has been a huge hurdle. Building and software and websites and social media – oh my. I never thought it would be easy, but I always knew it would be worth it. And my mantra throughout the process was Pada Pada, which in Sanskrit Pada = Foot, which means one foot in front of the other.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
We believe Fly is a state of mind, a feeling of freedom, an unleashing of your true self. These are things that aim to help our students explore and achieve through the practice of yoga. We want to build a community by truly connecting with the people that enter our space. We want to SEE you, learn about your practice, know your name, and for everybody to feel welcome and supported. The concept of ALL VIBES will always be an undercurrent of our space, so we don’t subscribe to toxic positivity and the good vibes-only notion. Humans carry with them all emotions, and we hope you’ll show up just as you are. We’ll offer you the opportunity to work through instead of going around the stuff that does not serve you. I am most proud of our teachers. All of them bring such rich wisdom and experiences. They are all beaming with glittery light and ready to share their love of this practice. Another thing I’m most proud of is our “All Bodies Rise” program – see.
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
In the context of yoga teachers – my number one piece of advice is to remain a student (first) for life—leverage social media. GO to the spaces you want to be a part of, listen and learn, and immerse yourself.
- Website: www.flyyogastl.com
- Instagram: flyyoga_midtown
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