We had the good fortune of connecting with Ava Johanna and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ava, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk is the edge of your comfort zone. It’s the step into faith and the communication to your own mind and belief system that you trust yourself and trust that what you are doing is going to result in success, growth, or fulfillment. It has been a fundamental aspect of my business and success from the very beginning. In today’s day, it’s a risk to simply show up online and be authentic and honest. We risk conflict by sharing our voices – but the risk of staying small or not helping the people you are meant to help through your work has always felt like a greater loss than trying and taking that leap of faith for the greater good. Even starting my business in the beginning was a risk, it’s not consistent income to start, you’re investing more than you’re making often in the beginning, but my advice for anyone starting is to take risk with intention anchoring you to your desired outcome. It’s the mindset of “I KNOW that taking this step forward will get me where I want to go” that can and has made the biggest difference for successful leaders.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The Academy of Breath is a eight week online training founded with the intention to bring more meditation + breath healers into the world by empowering you to take your own daily practice to the next level.Embodiment of these practices is the foundation of any personal mastery equipping you with the tools to thrive in all areas of life – relationships, intuition, career, and Self. By the end of the eight weeks, you’ll be on a fast track to confidently sharing your voice as a teacher, connecting to your purpose, and finding clarity on your path to the inevitable success that comes from living in alignment. Whether you are a yoga teacher, a coach, or a healer, the Academy of Breath is meant to expand your core offering and empower your clients to experience self-healing through breathwork and meditation. The techniques you will learn are accessibly formatted for a modern audience, blending spirituality with proven science.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Beach day at El Matador followed by lunch and margaritas at Cafe Habana and sunset in Venice Beach Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m shouting out ALL my mentors, coaches and teachers that have illuminated a path for me and have taught me how to trust myself, my knowledge and my strength. Without them, I wouldn’t have taken nearly as many risks in my business, started The Academy of Breath, and stretched myself to dream bigger and ask for more.

Website: www.avajohanna.com/academy-of-breath
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