Beverly MoorePublished 10:25am Monday, November 21, 2011
person featured: Beverly Moore
business: Healthy Balance Center for Empowered Living
address: 104 Palmer Street, Tryon
phone number: 828-817-1064 or 828-894-6390
Operating hours: We offer classes 6-7 days a week at various times, with special events and workshops offered on weekends. Appointments and private sessions may be made with any of the practitioners/instructors to suit your schedule.
nature of class: Healthy Balance Center for Empowered Living offers holistic healing arts to support you in your health and well-being, bringing more harmony and balance into your life.
Principal Owner/Manager and title: Beverly Moore, owner and yoga instructor
personal Background: When I experienced the health benefits of deep relaxation and reduced stress in my body by taking yoga classes, my health improved immensely. Yoga became a priority in my daily life. In 2003, I trained and received my yoga teacher certification from the Asheville Yoga Center. After teaching classes for several years and with the loving support of family and friends, I opened Healthy Balance Yoga in 2006. I teach gentle and mixed level classes and also offer private yoga sessions on request in the studio or at students’ homes. My life has been enriched by what I have learned from my students. I also studied at the Living Food Institute in Atlanta, an educational training center dedicated to the holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit through the preparation of living, whole, organic foods. Nutrition is a very important part of health and wellness, and we incorporate that concept at Healthy Balance Center by offering healthy cooking classes and nutritional workshops.
One thing you wish everyone knew about classes/work at the center: Yoga is not just about touching your toes. It is about deepening your connection to self and living a happier, healthier life. We believe that all ages and body types can benefit by practicing yoga with proper, individual guidance. Our classes are fun. You don’t have to be perfect. All you need is a willingness to try something new, the desire to feel better and a sense of humor.
Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: The dedicated holistic practitioners at Healthy Balance Center for Empowered Living are highly trained professionals who work together to support clients seeking a healthier lifestyle. We offer many health-supporting classes in addition to yoga, including Pilates, Nia (dance and movement), Stretch and Breathe, Defining Your Strength (with weights), Meditation and Healing Circles. There are workshops in breathwork and simple delicious healthy cooking classes in addition to special family events such as musical concerts.
advice to young entrepreneurs: If you are turning your passion into a business, do your homework, have a good financial plan, ask questions and learn from successful business owners, family and friends. Be grateful for all the life lessons you learn along the way. Creating a successful business is truly a labor of love.
my first job: I am a native Tryonite. Remember Blue Ridge Weavers? I also have fond memories of working at The Book Shelf and Caro-Mi in the 1970s.
The key to a successful business: Enthusiasm and passion for your business are essential to attracting and keeping customers. Surround yourself with professional, talented and knowledgeable co-workers and associates. They are a reflection of your integrity and your business.