Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Joy Kakabeeke discuss the following:
- I understand you recently received a business award. Can you tell me about that?
- How did you get into the yoga and wellness business?
- Who can do yoga? Do you have to be really flexible?
- I know that there are a lot of different styles of yoga our there. Can you describe a bit more about the styles offered at Yoga Reflections?
- Word is spreading that you're offering a new fitness trend at your studio. Can you tell me about that?
Joy Kakabeeke has worn many hats before opening her studio in 2010. She graduated from Arizona State University in 1996 with a degree in Mathematics Secondary Education. She began teaching high school and college level mathematics in 1996 and while continuing her education at the University of Phoenix. She graduated with a Masters in Educational Leadership in 1999 and continued to teach in Phoenix, Arizona through 2001.
Joy moved back to Michigan in the summer of 2001 and began teaching mathematics at Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo. After giving birth to her daughter in 2006, Joy taught for just a while longer and then retired from teaching. Since then, she continues to work hard as a mother and she also works part time as a Caribbean and European Specialist for Paradise Getaways, LLC.
Joy has been practicing yoga since 2005. She found that, after a serious car accident and then being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, yoga far exceeded her expectations for better health. Joy Kakabeeke completed her teacher training and became a certified yoga teacher in the summer of 2010. Shortly thereafter, she opened up Yoga Reflections so that she can share the wonderful benefits of yoga with others.
All of the certified, experienced and trained instructors at Yoga Reflections truly understand that each person's abilities are different and have a varying degree of limitation. By focusing on proper techniques and alignment, the yoga and Pilates postures can benefit anyone. And, you don't have to be able to put your foot behind your head to achieve those benefits!
Whether you are an athlete, new to fitness and health, have arthritis or chronic pain, a consistent yoga and Pilates practice will benefit you.