Their yoga mats were an incubator. Seeking an escape from their fast-paced corporate jobs and the hustle and bustle of New York City, Arlet and future business partner Antonia, frequently found themselves in the same yoga class, repeating a similar mantra. Both dreamed of creating a welcoming space where people could come together in community (and focus on health & wellness, rather than coffee & red bull).
Wanting to extend the peace and tranquility found -away from their blackberries- in hot yoga classes, the two came up with a plan. After months of planning, they decided to make their daydream a reality. With little more than an idea, and a U-haul filled with their belongings, they left the crazy rat race behind and headed to North Bethesda, MD where extendYoga was born.
Years later, extendYoga is continuing to thrive and grow. Arlet has since become the sole owner, while Antonia moved back to her home town in Massachusetts. Since then, Arlet has turned to her yoga practice time and again to maintain balance while navigating the challenges- and rewards!- of her now dream job.