Today we’d like to introduce you to Kerry Maiorca.
Kerry, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m not one of those yoga people who thinks everyone MUST do yoga. I love it and it has been my go-to self-care routine for 20 years now, but I know it’s not for everyone. However, I firmly believe that anyone CAN do yoga, no matter how fit, flexible, or experienced they are. That’s the “why” behind Bloom.
My husband and I opened the studio in 2004 to create a place where people of all ages and stages of life could get into yoga without feeling intimidated. It’s been awesome to witness the community that has built around this simple concept of making yoga and massage more accessible.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being a business owner has consistently presented me with all kinds of fun growth opportunities (read: challenges) over the years. While the business requires significant time, attention, and energy in order to thrive, I feel fortunate that we haven’t experienced any significant struggles along the way. I attribute the smooth ride to our fabulous and talented staff of teachers, massage therapists, and most especially to our stellar team of managers who keep the studio humming on a daily basis. Plus, our clients are the best – kind, supportive, and committed!
Please tell us about Bloom Yoga Studio.
Yoga is everywhere, and it can often be applied in a “one-size-fits-all” kid of way. I’ve hand-selected our teachers for their skill in individualizing the practice for students’ needs within a group class; our teachers use their training, experience, and creativity to find ways to prop and modify poses so they work for each student.
In addition to our more active and vigorous class offerings, we specialize in the softer side of yoga: we offer a variety of Gentle, Restorative, and Yin yoga classes that bring balance to our students’ practice.
We also have one of the most extensive and well-respected Prenatal, Parent/Child, and Kids’ Yoga programs in the city.
Bloom truly is all about yoga for every stage of life!
And I’m incredibly honored that Bloom has been voted Best Yoga Studio in Chicago 7 times in the Chicago Reader poll.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
One favorite memory was when my family took a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. We rafted during the day, camped out at night, and I was totally wowed by the gorgeous starry skies. At the end of the trip we hiked out of the canyon. I felt so tough and strong – I was the youngest kid on the trip but I loved the challenge. That trip inspired a love of the outdoors and a taste for adventure!
- Single class – $18
- 5 Class Package – $80
- 10 Class Package – $140
- 20 Class Package – $240
- Monthly Unlimited Membership – $99/month
- 60 minute Massage – $85
- Address: 4663 N. Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60625
- Website: www.bloomyogastudio.com
- Phone: 773-463-9642
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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