Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in health and wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jennifer Sokolov, Founder of Tenth House Health LLC., located in Athens, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Tenth House Health is a wellness studio that offers Craniosacral Therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy, and Mindful Yoga. Our clients and students are interested in supporting their well-being through one-on-one sessions and small group classes that emphasize energetic healing, the mind-body connection, and self-mastery.
Tell us about yourself
In my early 20’s, I suffered from a back injury that wasn’t healing through conventional methods. I had the good fortune of studying Pilates from one of Joseph Pilates’ original students, which opened my eyes to the exceptional world of mind-body healing. I studied several disciplines rigorously, including Pilates, Yoga, Hanna Somatics, Reiki, Integrative Manual Therapy, and Craniosacral Therapy. Now as a Craniosacral Therapist and Yoga instructor, I’ve had the incredible privilege to stand beside hundreds of clients and students as they take a similar journey from physical/somatic pain to the freedom and confidence that arises with body intelligence and self-awareness.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I am deeply proud of and committed to the community that is forming around Tenth House Health. Healing magnifies when we are surrounded and supported by care. It is such a delight to see yoga students introduce themselves to one another, have coffee or drinks together after class, and follow up with each other when someone is in need. It’s also amazing to watch Craniosacral clients become so healthy that movement, breath, and meditation become an effortless and obvious expression of their commitment to expansion and growth.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
It is difficult to balance the creative work of sessions and to teach with the demands of physical space. In the messy middle, it can be hard to staff up on the operations side of things which leaves a lot of heavy lifting to the owner. That said, having a quiet, clean, neutral beautiful space is not something I ever take for granted.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Do it! That sounds simple, but it isn’t. There are a thousand reasons why it’s easier not to, but the rewards are incredible.
- Build something scalable into your business model from the start, even in a service-oriented practice.
- Learn everything you can about digital marketing. It’s the key to modern entrepreneurship.
Where can people find you and your business?
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