YogaByCandace LLC is a modern yoga lifestyle media company - you can think of it as your go-to place for all things related to a modern approach to wellness. We're a small team of people who work tirelessly to create innovative and useful content to keep you inspired and motivated to be your best self. We offer:
- YogaByCandace Blog: This is updated Monday - Friday.
- YBC Yoga Forum: This is the place to chat with likeminded YBCers!
- YBC App: Download it for free and stay in the yoga game anywhere you go. There is an exclusive section which is essentially an extension of the blog. You can opt-in and receive weekly exclusive content.
- YBC Mantra Box: Our quarterly discovery box highlights small businesses in the health, fitness and wellness industries. We only sell 150 per quarter, so you have to hurry and order yours before they sell out!
- Sweat DVD: Our 60 minute power yoga DVD will get you sweating!
- Video Bundles: These video bundles are for people looking to jumpstart their practice and take it to the next level!
- Online Yoga Classes: These downloadable classes are excellent for when you're traveling and don't have great internet connection.
- YouTube Channel: Subscribe to our yoga YouTube channel for new videos every week!
- International Yoga Retreats: We love traveling and we want you to come with us! We offer yoga retreats throughout the year for all levels.
- Custom Yoga Retreats: Want to go somewhere with your friends, family or co-workers? Let us put together a custom yoga retreat!
About Candace - YBC's founder
If you're a frequent YBC visitor, you probably know Candace pretty well. If you don't, she is an entrepreneur who believes nothing is impossible. She is a full time international yoga instructor, healthy living blogger, YouTube partner and the best-selling author of Namaslay. She is passionate about modern yoga, delicious food, and living your absolute best life. After a very long battle with Lyme disease, she is so grateful to have her health back, and that was what inspired her to start this company. Here are ten things about Candace (that have nothing to do with yoga).
Candace + Yoga
Candace fell in love with yoga at age fifteen, when her mom brought her to Kripalu Yoga Center. From there, she began taking yoga classes and workshops in the surrounding towns. At first, the practice was more physical for her, but when she began her career as a Spanish teacher, she started to really count on yoga to bring a sense of calm during especially chaotic days. Soon after, she began recognizing the benefits of a regular asana and meditation practice and continued to incorporate yoga daily- not just during times of chaos. She found herself feeling more energized, more compassionate, happier, and with more awareness. Her career as a Spanish teacher was put on hold shortly after when family work commitments eventually took her out of state and eventually to Europe. Now, she works full-time on YBC with a small team of people and couldn't be happier to do what she loves.
YBC Yoga Teaching Style + Training
Yoga is a great tool for self-inquiry and as an instructor, Candace encourages students to turn inward during their practice to experience a meditation in motion and be an observer of their bodies and minds. That being said, she creates classes with playful sequencing, and approaches the class with a sense of honesty, and humor. She caters to the physical needs of the students while making sure to deliver a practice that intends to unify the mind, body, and soul. You can get a feel for her teaching style on the YBC yoga youtube channel.
Candace completed a yoga teacher training in Thailand through Tribe, a registered member of the European Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance, and The Yoga Register. She's studied many different types of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, AcroYoga, Restorative/Yin Yoga, Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, Osho and Bikram. She is passionate about continuing her yoga education and takes workshops and master classes often. She takes elements from all of these practices to create her own dynamic flow and restorative classes.
About Lauren, YBC's Marketing and Events Director
Marketing wasn’t always on Lauren’s radar. From a young age, she always wanted to be a nurse. After graduating from a small town high school in rural Connecticut, Lauren was accepted into the nursing program at American International College for the fall of 2005. After a brief stint in the nursing program (one semester, to be exact), Lauren realized her true passion was not in the medical field and made the tough decision to drastically change career paths. She chose Marketing as her new degree on nothing but a whim and a sense that it just ‘felt right’.
Lauren spent her senior year interning for a semi-professional sports team in Springfield, MA where she discovered a few things (like being over-worked and under-appreciated #internprobz) but most importantly, she discovered her true love and passion for working in the sports entertainment industry.
After moving back to CT, Lauren applied for an entry-level position at ESPN (maybe you’ve heard of it?!) where she was hired just a few short weeks after graduating from college in 2009. After working as an assistant for 1.5 years, Lauren moved into a more relevant role as a project coordinator where she was lucky enough to work on technologies still used on ESPN’s broadcast today. To further strengthen and refine her skills to complement the global sports industry, Lauren went back to school to obtain a second bachelor's degree in Sports Marketing and Media. After a two year accelerated program, she graduated as Valedictorian of her class from Full Sail University in 2012.
At the end of 2012, Lauren made the decision to put her personal career on hold to move overseas with her fiancé, when he took a job there. After two years of traveling the world and making priceless memories, Lauren’s need to pursue her career came at just the right time. In December of 2014, YogaByCandace was looking for an assistant (clearly, a match made in heaven). In just a few short months, Lauren earned the Marketing and Events Director title where she’s helped to grow and strengthen YBC’s audience size and revenue streams. Lauren has worked on many new and exciting projects with YBC, including but not limited to The YBC Official Yoga App (which just recently launched!) and the YBC Mantra Box (a subscription based delivery service). If you’re a loyal YBCer, you may have caught a few of Lauren’s guest posts here and there (some might even refer to her as the queen of YBC DIYs).
Lauren lives with her fiancé, son Hudson, and small fur-child (a morkie) named Manny. You can connect with her via twitter.
About Allison Clayton, YBC's Contributing Food Writer
Allison comes from a background that embraces both food and the visual arts; her maternal grandfather owned and managed a restaurant for 25+ years, while her paternal grandfather was a filmmaker. A passion for food and the need to visually document it is firmly ingrained within her DNA. Growing up, she wanted to be many things - a nurse, an artist, a meteorologist - but the desire to become a chef stuck the longest. She was exposed to cooking and its techniques through many members of her family, whether it was marveling at her Italian great-grandmother's risottos and chicken soups or indulging her grandmother Mamie's schaum tortes and bowls of vichyssoise. However, as her freshman year college approached, culinary school visitations and a very short stint as a sous chef made her realize that, though her passion for food was strong, her desire to be a chef suddenly was not as strong. For a 17 year old that thought that she had to make all of her life's decisions as soon as college started, she felt crushed by this realization and was unsure of what to do going forward.
Luckily, she caught her footing quite well when she realized that she can do whatever she wants to do with her life! She has received two degrees from Bay Path University (formally Bay Path College), graduating with a BA of Liberal Studies with a concentration in Media Communications in 2006, later completing her MS of Communications & Information Management in 2014. She started her burgeoning post-collegiate career in 2006 at a start-up real estate brokerage in Northwestern Connecticut, helping to manage their web site, marketing, and photography for two years. In early 2009, she accepted a data collection and staff education role for the Department of Infection Prevention & Control at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY; she transferred to a data analyst role within that department in 2014. When she's not at work, she is working on developing satisfying and (mostly!) healthy recipes for her food blog, Seek Satiation, which formally launched in the spring of 2015. While data analytics pays the bills for the time being, Seek Satiation has allowed her to express her passion for food while building a community of followers that share in her culinary love. Thank goodness for the Internet and social media!
In her spare time, Allison enjoys awkwardly attempting HIIT routines at the gym, watching 1990s-era episodes of "The Simpsons", and searching for the hottest new food trends in NYC with her awesome friends and/or her fantastic boyfriend. You can connect with her via Twitter or Instagram.
About Dan, YBC's Concept Coordinator and video editor.
Dan comes to YBC from an entrepreneurial family. He is responsible for editing YBC's YouTube videos as well as working with small businesses on sponsored content. Dan also coordinates travel and accommodations for retreats and site visits. With a Master's Degree in education, he is helping design and implement our Namaslay® 200hr teacher training curriculum. You can connect with him on instagram.
About Jan - YBC's Accountant and Admin Support
Jan comes to YBC with entrepreneurial experience and la-la-loves numbers, so when YBC started growing, she came on board to do administrative and financial work. She heads the shipping and distribution for YBC Sweat DVDs, Namaslay merch, and YBC Mantra Box.
Past YBC Yoga Clients
We have worked with all types of people. Clients include professional athletes and dancers as a supplement to their training programs. We have also created custom yoga DVDs for people as part of their rehabilitation program when coming back from an injury. We have created yoga programs for people who have specific goals (better golf game, improved flexibility, etc). We have designed sequences for people facing a number of health issues and working with limitations. We have designed yoga programs for pain management for HIV patients and cancer patiences. Check out the testimonials.
YBC in the Press
In July of 2013, Candace produced and released our 60 minute power yoga DVD entitled Sweat.
In November of 2013, Candace was a featured teacher at the Dubai Yoga and Music Festival in the United Arab Emirates.
In February of 2014 and May of 2015, Candace was invited to teach a pop up class at Bhavana Yoga Studio in Athens, Greece.
In March, 2015, YBC was featured in Yoga Journal and attended the Yoga Journal LIVE weekend in New York in April, 2015.
YBC articles and posts have been featured on Buzzfeed, The Yoga Blog, MyYogaOnline, DoYouYoga and MindBodyGreen, Fiterazzi, and my eBook entitled Zen Digest: Yoga, Meditation and Recipes is available for free when you sign up for the YogaByCandace newsletter.
Candace's first book, Namaslay, was published in October of 2016, and quickly because an Amazon best-seller. The book is also available at Barnes and Noble, most major bookstores everywhere, and in an independent bookstore near you.
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