We had the good fortune of connecting with Emma Lange and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emma, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I first started Malasana Yoga, I was also employed part-time in a traditional 9-5 job and part-time through Rover. Growing Malasana and my dog walking business was my goal so I could leave the traditional 9-5 workplace. I booked contracts for my business through other studios and jam-packed my schedule from early mornings to late evenings to grow my businesses. After a year of primarily devoting myself to multiple jobs, I was able to take a step back in January 2021 and left my 9-5 to solely focus on teaching yoga and dog walking. I am now able to limit my schedule with more time for myself and my family; part of that is setting boundaries and taking care of yourself.
What should our readers know about your business?
I started my dog walking business in the fall of 2019 and Malasana Yoga shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic. Having two fairly young businesses during a pandemic taught me how to adjust to some major changes. For dog walking, I was able to focus on offering services to first responders/health professionals. I began teaching classes via Zoom so students could join from the safety of their own homes. This has taught me how to be flexible and meet the various needs of students.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs! I adore these places and all the small businesses in the areas. After a hike at Garden of the Gods or a soak at SunWater Spa, some personal favorite places to dine or grab a beverage include: The British Pantry and Tea Room, Carnelian Coffee, Bon Ton’s Cafe, The Loop, and Mona Lisa Fondue.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband, Rob, is the one who encouraged me to pursue the passions I enjoy. He helped me set up my businesses, helped me promote them, and has been there every step of the way. I am so incredibly grateful to have Rob as my partner in life.
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