After working as nurse for 15 years and as an at-home quality auditor for the past seven years, Roxanne Jablonsky was looking for a change.
“I missed the interaction I had when I worked in the hospital, but going back to the shift work of a hospital nurse didn’t appeal to me either,” Roxanne explains.
A question from a friend led her to opening a yoga studio.
“She asked me what made my heart sing. I immediately replied, ‘Yoga.’ She said, ‘I think you have your answer.’”
With help from the Center for Business and Technology and a loan from an organization called KIVA, Roxanne recently opened Luminate Studios.
“We have two studios with space to hold large classes, but it’s a very welcoming space. Our talented staff offers more than yoga, barre, and Pilates. They also offer a place where members can build connections, and we can help them achieve their goals from the inside out.”
Roxanne says her clients will likely be mostly women, but she’d love to have a men’s yoga series in the future, as well as a program to empower teenage girls and help them be the best they can be.