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Check Out Gina Bernardini’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gina Bernardini.

Hi Gina, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Thanks for having me. I’m Gina – an artist, yogi and DJ. I currently teach yoga and own YogaMix in Downtown Orlando but we are also virtual so we can be anywhere. We are the number one private yoga studio and or clients include professional athletes, busy CEO’s and senior citizens.

We opened in 2016 and Orlando yoga has never been the same. Instead of dark, dingy and austere, we were light, bright and clean- also friendly. We will not jam canned spirituality down your throats. Instead, our gurus are authentic and inspired. Believing that all can benefit from yoga we keep things light and fun -making it accessible. At least once a month I spin for class – music is a great way to build community. Our beautiful sunlight studio with it’s 16 foot ceiling, custom art and real plants feels upscale and boutique like but we welcome all colors, ages and shapes.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
2020 was tuff but fortunately, when the virus hit, we were already set up for live streaming. We adapted our classes to meet the needs of a virtual community which is Live and On-Demand. Our variety of classes includes Dance, HIIT, mediation and more. The classes vary in length and level and we have something for everyone. Candidly, I considered closing the brick and mortar to focus on virtual and private but ten days off at the holidays gave me the time I needed to recharge and reset. So we’re going for it. My love for our community (instructors and members alike) is the number one motivating factor.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We’ve always maintained the high standards for cleanliness and had a Hepa air filter. Today we teach class with the doors open for better air circulation and members are separated by life size sneeze guards, room dividers and living plants. Each guest has their own place to store their things including access to their own cleaning supplies. Class is limited to 5 people (see pics attached). I keep hearing horror stories about other places not following safe distance guidelines or letting their members know if they had been exposed to covid- i would never want someone to talk about us that way. Integrity is important to me and our people appreciate the extra precautions we took. Additionally we tweaked our business model and sell our virtual fitness platform to multifamily communities and corporations so that and our private yoga business has sustained us.

What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
Covid has taught me that things could always be worse. I’m hustling to keep the business afloat but at the same time- I’ve learned to take it easy. Relationships and time off is more important than work. Me and my clients are now drawn to yoga that is gentle and restorative. I spend more time meditating and recently started exploring sound healing.

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Image Credits:
JC Rodriguez

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