We had the good fortune of connecting with Kary Sinkule and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kary, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
Yoga’s Arc was born out of a passion for outreach to help our communities. After practicing yoga for the last 25+ years, I began wondering how I could bring yoga to those who need it most- the overworked, the unable, and the under-served. To reach these people, convenience was the name of the game. The movement had to be fueled by flexibility and a willingness to join people in every step of the journey. So we thought outside the four walls of our studio and created Yoga’s Arc. We bring yoga to everyone, anywhere, anytime.
Today, we’re even more energized to keep changing the mindset of what yoga can look like. To us, yoga looks like coworkers sharing in morning rejuvenation. Yoga looks like a healing breakthrough for a stroke survivor in her own living room. Yoga looks like serving recovery groups at the local hospital or teachers at a local school. Yoga looks exactly how you envision it. With more than 30+ instructors across the Valley, we’re growing fast, and we’re excited to meet people wherever they are in their yoga journey.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have dedicated the last 30 years of my life to health, wellness, and education, and I have been teaching and practicing yoga for over 25 years. I spent 20 years in Public Education, which I have since retired from to follow my passion for sharing yoga through Yoga’s Arc. As Founder and CEO, I love to share the vision of Yoga’s Arc by “Providing Yoga for Everyone, Anywhere, Anytime”.
My new passion is to mentor new Yoga Teachers while they begin their journey in their yoga teaching careers. Stay tuned as we are working on starting our own Yoga’s Arc Teacher Training School, hoping to start in the Fall!
I will always have the passion to teach yoga even though I have taken a back seat, giving all of our Yoga’s Arc Instructors a chance to shine. I will always encourage my students and I have the ability to work with a variety of levels in a variety of classes. I truly care and it shows in my ability to help my students and teachers feel comfortable in their yoga journeys while being challenged at the same time.
As far as overcoming challenges, that is a daily occurrence in almost any leadership role. My relationship with God & Jesus shows me that challenges are part of the journey, it is how we handle our inevitable challenges that count. Every challenge that I have embraced along the way has made me who I am today. Reflection on how we have grown from our challenges also help us embrace them as they come our way.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start by taking them for a yoga session in the park in Downtown Chandler or Ahwatukee at either one of their farmers market. I would then take them around the farmers market to explore some local artists and farmers. We would then grab brunch at SanTan Brewing, Hillside Spot Cafe or outside at the Farm in Phoenix. I would end at My Wine Cellar on their patio for some live music and beautiful sunset views.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many to list I don’t know where to start!!!
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