Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Susan Proper, Founder of Susan Proper Yoga, located in Orlando, FL, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I'm a Wellbeing Coach & Yoga Teacher helping women learn to overcome the overwhelm of life and revel in their own joy again. Susan Proper Yoga offers yin yoga, hatha yoga, holistic coaching, yoga nidra, and women's retreats to help women on their path to joy and fulfillment. All of my classes (whether live or virtual), retreats, and workshops promote peaceful self-reflection and personalized self-care - something all of us deserve.

Tell us about yourself

Battling depression and burnout over seven years ago, I turned to yoga for help. After my first savasana, I never looked back. I was immediately hooked and began to feel a shift in my life within weeks. Receiving my Yoga Teacher Certification was an unexpected event for me that has led me down a path of helping other women who are overwhelmed, burned out, or feeling lost in their own life. I realize that many women are caregivers and caretakers for a good part of their life - while important and fulfilling in itself, it's also very normal to burn out, feel overwhelmed and wonder where the time went. What happened to dreams and goals? How do I thrive again and feel renewed and happy? If one story, one workshop, one post, or one moment of sharing can make a difference for someone struggling, I can feel complete.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

In 2021, I organized, led, and launched a 12-women summit called Thrive Beyond Burnout Speaker Summit, which included experts from around the globe to discuss and share their stories and knowledge about burnout and burnout prevention.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Too many ideas and dreams and not enough time.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Follow the experts in a field similar to yours.
  2. Understand that overnight success can take years.
  3. Get quality sleep and stay hydrated.

Where can people find you and your business?


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