We had the good fortune of connecting with Abbey Yoder and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Abbey, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
As a creative from the start, growing up as a dancer. I have always felt a pull to be creative. Creativity keeps me endlessly inspired. As an artist, I decided to take that as my foundation in starting my own business. I wanted to turn my creativity into. a business through my products, and my services because I find so much joy in: making one of a kind designs, connecting with others through movement, inspiration, and story, and building other people up mentally, physically, and in their brands. You see, my passions are many but I know that I have a gift to share, and I know that everyone out there also has a gift. My thought process was as simple as that, My goal is to give people the tools they need in order to build themselves up and feel supported always. I want people to feel safe in knowing that we all have flaws but by connecting, sharing and growing together we are truly unstoppable. I am here to create a positive environment around and spark joy!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Hey everyone!

My name is Abbey Joy Yoder and I’m a lover of all things creativity, connection, and wellness. I’m currently a student at Arizona State University graduating with my degree in Communications, Integrative Health, Entrepreneurship and Innovations and Digital Marketing. I am also a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor and have my own Etsy shop and Digital Design Studio called TheJoyfulcoStudio. All of these speak to my passions and are represented in my site, The JoyfulcoStudio. Think of it as your one stop shop-you go-getter you 💫.

Here’s a little bit more about me!

I grew up in Frederick, Maryland and began dancing following in my older sister’s footsteps and found a passion. I continued on to go to the Rock School for Dance Education, and then progressed to the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. Dance for me was an outlet for my creativity. I loved the idea of having an impact on someone, sharing emotions, and telling a story. The lessons and experiences that I learned from dance have shaped me into the person that I am today: creative, inquisitive, and determined.

While dancing I also completed my 200 hour yoga certification and began teaching and exploring combining my knowledge from dance and yoga into one! I then decided to further my knowledge by starting at Arizona State University to complete my degree. However, I still felt that something was missing in my life and that’s when I found Remedy Pilates in Arizona. This is where I completed my PSC pilates certification. I love helping others achieve more balance within themselves and truly believe in the power of movement to heal.

Another form of expression for me is through my art, I began my TheJoyfulcoStudio on Etsy as a way to share my creations, my joy. I do hand embroidery, digital graphics and prints, and printed apparel. It is a little piece of me that I hope will inspire you! I also use my art in working for clients in telling their stories as companies and brands. I love making people’s dreams comes to life, whether that is through building a logo and website for them, creating a marketing strategy, or managing their social media. It all fuels me with connection and joy.

My goal is to give people the tools they need in order to build themselves up and feel supported always. I want people to feel safe in knowing that we all have flaws but by connecting, sharing and growing together we are truly unstoppable. I am here to create a positive environment around and spark joy!

I look forward to sharing more JOY with you!

Fun facts!

✨My humor involves dad jokes and puns
✨My zodiac sign is a Cancer
✨I can juggle
✨I have four tattoos on my insides and outsides of my ankles
✨I never go a day without tea
✨My family and friends mean the world to me
✨I started doing my digital art and embroidery only 2 years ago
✨I used to collect yo-yos
✨My favorite color is yellow
✨Gold jewelry is a must
✨Daily matcha is a must
✨I love podcasts and long walks
✨I get emails to know what “National Day” it is
✨I love taking baths
✨I’m a proud plant mom and name all of my plants
✨I’m a sucker for fresh flowers
✨My favorite store is hands down Madewell
✨Oh yeah.. I’m a grateful human being for all that I have in my life

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I absolutely love Phoenix, AZ! There are so many local spots that are filled with good vibes, good people, and unique products!

Shops

Truly blessed Jewelry
Creative Kind
Local nomad
The Fred
Form Floral
Vida moulin
Frances
Phoenix general
The Lifestyleco
Desert Dweller Co

Eats

Gooder goods
Chopshop
Flower child
Zinque
Ocotillo
Lucis
LGO

Sips

Gooder goods
Bardenas
Cartel
Royal coffee bar
Maverick coffee
Fame Cafe
Futuro
Cafe mollie
Window coffee bar

Things to do

Hike
Old town Scottsdale
Fashion square
Scottsdale quarter
Desert botanical garden
Churchill
Hot air balloon ride
Phoenix Art museum
Scottsdale museum of contemporary art
Papago park hole in the Rock

Stay

The Scott
Phoenician
Hotel Valley Ho
Mountain shadows
El Churro

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to dedicate this to all of my incredible people in my life! Number one starting with my biggest supporters- Mom, Dad, and Sister!

Website: https://thejoyfulcostudio.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajoy10/channel/

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/abbey-yoder

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