by Yoga Digest | March 14, 2020 7:55 pm
Audrey Cash is the Founder of Level3 Yoga, a mobile yoga studio that provides a strong workout while helping students find their zen. Yoga is not only good for the body, but the mind and spirit as well. Her yoga and fitness style provides a modern take on the traditional yoga practice. With boot camp, power yoga, and yin yoga classes, Cash aims to offer a comprehensive fitness program.
Traveling throughout Atlanta, Cash offers convenient and affordable exercise with unique class offerings like: “Trap Yoga,” a Vinyasa-based yoga class set to explicit music, and monthly yin and sound bath sessions.
Created to bring more attention to the benefits of yoga within the Black community, Cash put her own personal spin on the traditional forms of yoga. With a background in dance, she merged her love of both dance & yoga to create her version of Trap Yoga & Twerk Yoga. Trap yoga incorporates hip-hop in lieu of the more common meditation music typically played during yoga. Students often find themselves singing along, allowing the brain to focus less on the physical exertion which actually leads to them unconsciously holding poses for longer periods of time. Twerk yoga was created to not only work the lower half of the body, but to teach twerking techniques that can be used for exercise outside of a studio.
Yoga Digest: How did you get into your business?
Audrey Cash: I got into my business because I loved yoga and hip hop music, and I was interested in teaching classes that felt authentic to me and my culture.
How do you stay motivated and inspired to be the best you?
I stay motivated and inspired by surrounding myself with positive people who are working to make their community better and/or focusing on their personal development. My circle inspires me to keep growing.
YD: Why is it important to have a message, mission and intention?
AC: It’s important to have an intention so that you can remain focused on walking in your purpose. Distractions will happen every day, but setting an intention reminds you during tough times what you were created to do.
YD: What is the biggest challenge in your industry?
AC: I think the biggest challenge in the wellness industry and providing equitable practices for communities of color. Often times, wellness practices aren’t offered in lower income neighborhoods and that is something I am working to end through donation-based programs and community support.
YD: Where do you see yourself in the industry in 5 years?
AC: In 5 years, I see myself connecting with more corporate organizations to bring wellness practices into the workplace. One way that wellness can grow is by bringing programs wherever people are and an important way to do that, one that will also ease anxiety within the workplace, is to take it to Corporate America.
YD: What is your life motto?
AC: “Anything is possible.”
Level 3 Yoga is a mobile yoga and fitness studio that provides a modern take on the traditional yoga practice. With boot camp, power yoga, and yin yoga classes, Level3 aims to offer a comprehensive fitness program.
Level3 Yoga offers traditional Yin and Power/Vinyasa—Yin focuses more on the connective tissue, where poses are held for an extended amount of time allowing the body to fully stretch and release. Power yoga is the most strenuous form offered in which free weights are incorporated into the routine. Power yoga is a workout that builds strength & balance. At Level3, they close out classes with words of affirmations as students meditate & release the stresses of everyday life. They hope to spread the love & benefits of yoga throughout the community in a unique way.
Created to bring more attention to the benefits of yoga within the Black community, she has put my own personal spin on the traditional forms of yoga.
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