This month, we’re so very thrilled to have Lynette Bartlett of Yoga and Wellness with Lynette in the spotlight for our Women in Airdrie Killin’ It feature.
Starting a business right smack in the middle of a pandemic requires guts and focus, both of which this woman has in spades. Notice the shaved head? She recently raised over $8000 for a local family facing the enormous weight of childhood cancer. By shaving her head for a great cause, she embraced the spirit of community and the essence of courage. She’s a true leader and she has our admiration!
Lynette started her yoga journey by teaching a few classes a week, which she says was a lot of fun and helped her to ease into things. In her own words, “Teaching yoga is something that came quite naturally to me, and I am so excited to share my knowledge with my participants. In the summer of 2021, I brought to life a dream that I had been working on for quite a while and I held my first Mini Running Retreat which had great success. I’m now able to teach in-studio, at The Collective with 1-2 class options per week. I try to create classes for women that are inclusive, fun, heartwarming, healing, and community building. I’m loving being in the studio, teaching with dim lights, intentional music, and flowing together with everyone. There’s something about the energy, the calmness and the ability to all be together that feels so right for me at this time. I’m excited to have my business grow here in Airdrie, it’s such a supportive community, and that’s the kind of community that I want to be a part of.”
The decision to be an entrepreneur is one that can feel terrifying. For so many people, it’s the great unknown, and taking that leap of faith can be paralyzing. For Lynette however, she loves the idea of being able to “wing it” and trust the process, allowing what comes to fully arrive as it’s meant to. “I have so many ideas that I want to bring to life, like the Running Yoga Retreat last summer, for example. I have big plans for my business, and I want to be able to let everything unfold in its own time. When you’re the boss, you’re able to make choice like that. I can fit my business into my own life, creating a balance that this Libra craves.”
We asked her what piece of advice she would offer to anyone thinking of starting their own business and her was:
“Trust the process, allow it all to arrive without force, and most importantly, support and give back to your community. Everything is just as it’s meant to be.”
Oh, Lynette, we love you!
Here’s what she has to say about our awesome city of Airdrie.
“I have only lived in Airdrie for 4-years, and the thing I recognized almost immediately was that this is a kind community. This is a community where “hellos” to strangers aren’t absent; we all seem to have each other’s backs, supporting, and rooting for each other. Competition?! Is that even a word here?! I feel like that doesn’t exist in Airdrie — we have breweries supporting each other, we have makers shouting out other makers, restaurant owners ordering from other restaurants for their staff… that’s community! An di feel really, really lucky that my path has led me here.”
Choosing just three of her favourite local business was VERY hard, but here’s what Lynette narrowed it down to: