The Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 5 to welcome Moonflower Yoga, located at 2093 Bellmore Ave., into their membership and the community.
Nancy Weshkoff and her husband, Robert, have been residents of Bellmore for more than 20 years. She is proud to be opening Moonflower Yoga in her hometown of Bellmore, and to be a new member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores.
Weshkoff is a baby boomer who discovered yoga more than 12 years ago and fell in love with her yoga practice. Not only did yoga enable her to develop greater strength and flexibility but it also provided something very important: a positive outlet for handling the many challenges that occur in life. Approximately a year ago, life presented some of those challenges when her husband lost his job of 30 years (he has now found a new position on Long Island), and then three months later, Weshkoff lost her position of 18 years in the music industry when her company was sold. Stay up to date with the latest business news in Bellmore. Follow our Business News group by clicking here.
Weshkoff decided to take a different career path. She enrolled in a yoga teacher training program and fell in love with teaching and helping others. Weshkoff graduated earlier this year and received her certification through the Yoga Alliance as a yoga teacher. Upon graduation, Weshkoff realized that opening her own small studio would enable her to provide the types of classes that she would like to offer, particularly to fellow baby boomers and beginners of all ages who have been afraid to try yoga because they are intimidated by complex poses.
“We get in a whole mix of people,” Weshkoff said. “For one of the programs, we actually had three generations. I had the grandmother, the mother and the daughter.”
Weshkoff’s philosophy is that everyone can enjoy yoga and a small class setting enables the teacher to give more personal attention to the students. It was with this concept that she opened Moonflower Yoga in Bellmore which offers very gentle classes for the beginner, as well as an interesting variety of classes such as yoga dance and candlelight yoga.
“I am trying to get women who maybe never tried yoga and may be afraid to give it a shot,” she said. “You start off easy. We have a gentle first steps class, and when you’re done, you can move on from there.”
Weshkoff also wanted to provide a community setting where people can meet each other and learn more on interesting topics, and Moonflower Yoga hosts a variety of weekly workshops on Friday.
Prior to Moonflower Yoga, Weshkoff worked for 18 years at EMI Music Publishing and then later moved to EMI Records. In those roles, Weshkoff was an Executive Vice President with extensive responsibilities. Those included managing a team of 50 people in seven countries, being responsible for copyright administration on more than one million songs and overseeing the department that negotiated and licensed EMI songs in commercials, films, TV shows, games, merchandising products and digital media.
“It’s a combination of everything,” she said. “We welcome anyone to come down and check it out.”
For more information regarding Nancy Weshkoff or Moonflower Yoga, please contact Nancy Weshkoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (516) 557-2206. Have you gotten a chance to visit Moonflower Yoga? Tell us in the comments below.
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