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Bronx Community Invests in Black Woman’s Yoga Studio After She Was Left Homeless, Struggling During Pandemic

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Bronx Community Invests in Black Woman’s Yoga Studio After She Was Left Homeless, Struggling During Pandemic

by Jeroslyn Johnson via https://finance.yahoo.com/

Bronx resident Yoasara is making waves in NYC for the yoga and dance studio she founded and struggled to maintain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yosara opened Sweet Water Dance and Yoga studio during a challenging period in her life that left her living out of the studio with her young son. In a profile by Humans of NY, Yosara shares her journey to business ownership and how her local community helped keep her doors open.

“When you walk in this space, you take a breath at how beautiful it is. Even if you’re tired and stressed—you’ll leave happy,” Yosara said of her Bronx yoga studio. “And that’s exactly what this community needs: a space to heal.”

Birthing a yoga studio in NYC’s Bronx area was no easy feat. Yosara struggled to make ends meet while raising her son from inside the studio.

“In the beginning, I was working 16 hours a day. I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t getting…

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