LiveYoga Wellness empowers students on their journey of personal growth, recovery and healing

Everyone’s business could use a little help these days, so every month we’re featuring a different small business to help promote shopping locally and to support community members. 

Since 2010, Teri Roseman has helped her students find balance through yoga at her studio LiveYoga Wellness on the campus of Holy Nativity.

While COVID has moved all her classes online to Zoom, that has not slowed Roseman and her team down from sharing their holistic approach to wellness and the benefits of yoga, no matter your age or physical ability.

Get the scoop on this month’s business spotlight by reading below! 

Teri leads a yoga session over Zoom.

Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. A. I am executive director and founder of LiveYoga Wellness. I moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1980 and have lived mostly in the Westchester area since then. I took my first yoga class in Baja California in the mid-1980s and became a devoted student while overcoming breast cancer in 2003. In the ensuing years, I have been in pursuit of the wisdom yoga brings, to live it, and share it with others.

After a rewarding corporate career in sales, marketing and management in the graphic arts industry, I followed my passion, returned to school, became certified as a yoga therapist through Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy Rx program, and opened LiveYoga Wellness in 2010.

It is my belief that at the core of our personal wellness and health care is self care. Yoga to me means balance, and goes way beyond a form of exercise. It integrates physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual elements to provide one with a holistic experience. 

I teach group classes, work one-on-one with clients, host workshops and develop course work for individuals, businesses and teacher trainings. Every class and yoga therapy session is tailored to the individual’s needs. What nurtures your nature?

Additionally, since my cancer journey I have been eliminating toxic chemicals from the foods and products I use, and have been incorporating essential oils into my yoga practice and general wellness regime for over a decade. 

A few years ago, inspired by the Holy Nativity and Emerson Avenue Community Gardens, I created a neighbor-stopping conversation starter with the transformation of my front and backyard of my Westchester home into a xeriscape/edible oasis. My slice of heaven is shared with my very adorable rescue dog, Izzi. Please say “hello” when you spot us walking our daily 10,000 steps around the neighborhood!

Teri and her team have some holiday fun.

Q. Please tell us a little bit about your business? A. LiveYoga Wellness combines the physical and philosophical teachings of yoga to empower students on their journey of personal growth, physical recovery, and healing. Our teachers provide students individualized attention with the tools they need, including  meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and asanas (postures). In addition to yoga and yoga therapy, we offer meditation, Tai Chi and pilates as well. Our community consists of students of all ages and physical abilities who are seeking to find balance both on and off the yoga mat.

Q. What do you like about running your business and being an entrepreneur? A. What I love most about running my business is the community that has been created as a result. During this unprecedented time, we have been able to expand our community beyond the four walls, and our geography. We now have friends and family joining us from around the globe, as well as people who simply found us online. My spirit is entrepreneurial and collaborative. It takes a village, and I’m grateful for mine. COVID-19 necessitated moving overnight from a brick and mortar studio to live streaming classes on Zoom. I’d like to express my thanks for the support LiveYoga Wellness has received from the community during the pandemic.

Q. What else would you like the community to know about your business? A. I understand that each person is unique and may seek yoga, meditation, pilates or Tai Chi for a number of reasons: bad back, stress, flexibility, strength, relaxation, balance, etc. What I have come to understand, is that most people stay with the practice for the many additional benefits they receive. We have continued our unique therapeutic approach of one-on-one attention while live streaming, and I invite you to join us. I am more than happy to assist anyone with the Zoom set-up.

Please call (310) 835-6700 or email me at teri@liveyogawellness.com to schedule a 15-minute free consultation to answer any questions or concerns. 

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses? A. I love shopping and supporting local and small businesses. Some of my favorites include the Westchester Farmers’ Market, LAX Food Pantry, Playa Pharmacy, Ayara, Truxton’s and Good Pizza. Shout out to Synergie PT-Julie Guthrie, neighbors at Holy Nativity, First Friends by the Sea, Trader Joe’s and the newest gem in the neighborhood, The Book Jewel!

Visit liveyogawellness.com for more info and to learn about the studio’s lessons.

Posted January 2021.