We had the good fortune of connecting with Emily Johnston and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emily, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Astro Gong Yoga was created to support and cultivate an inclusive and authentic community. It is this community that has been the success of AGY, as it has not only kept the business going during the pandemic, but has also provided people with a safe and positive space that is much needed during these times.
What should our readers know about your business?
Astro Gong Yoga is a sound healing and yoga center, with an astrology informed approach, in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. We opened on August 1st 2020 during the pandemic. We offer yoga and sound healing seven days a week from the rooftop space of our studio. We are proud of the success we have had over the last six months, despite all the challenges and restrictions of operating along side Covid-19. We are grateful for the support of our teachers, community of members and neighboring businesses. AGY has taught us as a team to be open minded, creative and adaptable.
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.
I’d obviously take them to Astro Gong Yoga so they can experience our rooftop yoga class and sound healing sessions. 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 dedicate my shoutout to Gabby Bernstein who inspired me through her books and events to follow my dreams and ultimately create Astro Gong Yoga.