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

Hi Courtney, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
As a small business owner, it is very hard to find a balance between work and life. I live very close to my business so it is easy to be there all the time. However, our studio teaches our students how to care for themselves and I find it is best to teach things that you practice. I don’t have to deal with a commute time, I have found trustworthy people to delegate to, and I make sure I get out of town every now and then so I can have some real away time.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My teachers are what sets my studio apart. We have all come together as a like-minded family. They are the best in the business, constantly learning and growing and they work hard to keep our studio running and fun. They are all about improving the lives of others and setting a great example. We come together for professional development and I encourage them to follow their passions and integrate them into our studio environment. It has been fulfilling to watch them grow personally and in their careers. I have learned along the way that open communication is always best. Hard conversations are necessary to move forward and solve problems.

I want the world to know we are an ever growing and shifting community with acceptance for anyone and everyone

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.
Valley Ho, Chadwick’s Urban Market, Nonna Urban Eatery, the rooftop bar at Canopy are all must-visits!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We couldn’t do any of it without our students! They work so hard to learn and to strengthen and to grow. They rise up to the challenges we present them in classes, and they have formed a supportive and inclusive community.

Website: www.cayogabarre.com

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Image Credits
Adrian Lesoing Photography

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