We had the pleasure of sitting down with the two inspirational entrepreneurs behind one of Dubai’s business stars, Dubai Loves Yoga, Livia Anzaldo and Ivana Tanchellaate.
Mompreneurs WW: Tell us about your company
Livia and Ivana: Dubai Loves Yoga creates an online space – a real first community in Dubai – for Yoga and Mindfulness people. Classes, workshop, special free events, teacher trainings and retreats all in one single portal for studios and teachers to advertise and for users to search and book. And it’s all FREE!
We help you grow class attendees through Social Media exposure and web presence. With an active Instagram and Facebook pages, we are growing quickly into being the first and only Yoga community for studios and teachers allowing students to find your classes much more effectively.
Here’s in short what we provide:
– Search for over 2,000 Yoga, Meditation and Pilates Classes on www.dubailovesyoga.com
– Register as Teacher or Student to load your classes or book your spot
– Find Free events in Dubai
– Book your advertising space if you have a business
– Read daily yoga vitamins on the blog
– Watch educational videos
– Very soon, rate your favourite class/ studio
Mompreneurs WW: How did the idea of starting it come about and who inspired you?
Livia and Ivana: We are both students and Dubai residents – it came about as we both were determined to make the process of looking at timetables easy for all! A little frustrated as all events in Dubai and schedules are not centralized or up-to-date in the various events apps/ sites.
Mompreneurs WW: What is the best part of what you do and the toughest?
Livia and Ivana: Making Yoga accessible to all – there isn’t really a tough part of what we do!!
Mompreneurs WW: How many kids do you have and how old are they?
Livia and Ivana: I have 2 and expecting a third – Ivana is single!
Mompreneurs WW: How do you juggle work and life balance?
Livia and Ivana: Juggling is the best way to describe it. We manage though to have some me time with friends and fitness classes – Yoga helps us stay balanced!
Mompreneurs WW: What’s a book you always recommend and why?
Livia and Ivana: There are sooo many – The Secret – the alchemist – any Robin Sharma and self-development guides.
Mompreneurs WW: What advice would you give a Mompreneur who was just starting out?
Livia and Ivana: Believe in what you do and persevere!
Mompreneurs WW: Your favorite quote is…
Livia and Ivana: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”