Hazel Grove Yogi, Helen Fenton, left a corporate career in marketing for a life of Zen and followed her passion by opening Orange Bloom Yoga Studio. Two children and nearly to studios later, business is booming and Helen and Orange Yoga are both staples in the community and are helping support through multiple types of yoga session each week.
Orange Bloom Yoga are on the verge of opening their brand new studio, a space that as the business has grown and the customers have stayed, Helen and her small team are ready for the move and the next challenge.
Helen talks about how Yoga has helped her own personal mental and physical health, from her very beginnings and her first few classes, she saw the benefit and her love for it grew as the benefits increased. She discusses how Yoga can help calm and destress while also providing a physical benefit of improving strength, flexibility and mobility.
We also discuss the importance of local business in the community, how her neighbours have missed the studio being closed during lockdown and how it’s important for local business to flourish together for the community. Final Helen also talks about outsourcing and letting go. As a business owner, it’s easy to try and do everything but Helen has found a supportive local group of likeminded business owners who encourage each other to not only live their business and passion, but to take time for themselves and if that means hiring somebody to do her accounts, then Helen can focus on what she is good at and enjoys, to help herself and the business bloom.
Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.
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