We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Maizuss and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
First, I’d like to thank you for this opportunity. Starting my business came from wanting to create a place where people could be themselves, a place where they would feel accepted and appreciated for who they are; and, my experience working with trauma patients allowed me to see the possibility of supporting people beyond the length of my class in a compassionate and caring way–and Healing Three gives me the opportunity to provide resources to people who are suffering from great emotional pain and show them they are exceptional beings long after my class ends.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
First, I want to express that I feel blessed for what I do for a living. Through my work, I try to inspire people so they can create a life they can enjoy, whether it’s in a career they desire or experience a great personal life with people they love. The work we do together, in Healing Three, should be apparent in every aspect of our lives.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
So if I had a friend visiting me from another state or another country, first, we would wake up early and walk along the beach in Santa Monica, watch the sun rise behind the surfers, then we would visit InsightLA to join a mindfulness practice before enjoying a great vegan breakfast at Crossroads on Melrose. I highly recommend the waffles.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give a shoutout to my parents and grandparents and my ancestors who taught me that anything was possible. I want to acknowledge my grandmothers on both sides of my family whose strength and courage provided me with incredible strong female role models. I am also appreciative of my ancestors who began their life in the rain forest of Peru where I grew up. Nature and our close proximity with the indignous cultures of the country, taught me to value life from a soul perspective and to embrace my own multicultural background and diversity.
Currently, I’d like to acknowledge all the mindfulness teachers and mentors that I have met in the past two decades, in which I learned valuable lessons from their books and lectures.
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