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

Hi Leah, what matters most to you?
Community! We are hardwired for connection. We are meant to be around other people. We are reflections of each other and by being together we hold each other accountable, we develop compassion and empathy and we love deeper. We do not grow in isolation. Community is the key for growth in every aspect.

What should our readers know about your business?
Being a CPA, doing taxes for a living for 15 years gave me the business savvy to create an amazing foundation for business. I have been teaching yoga for 10 years, so I have the expertise of yoga and the perspective of a yoga teacher as well. That is a perfect cocktail that not many can craft. My studio is well run but also has creative dynamic yoga where everyone, teacher and student alike, are allowed to be who they are.

I opened shefayoga Venice right at the beginning of the pandemic. Obviously, this was 2 years in the making but I was on an airplane headed to Venice from Seattle (where I own 2 other yoga studios) to have the grand opening for shefayoga Venice. After nearly a year of digging deep, adapting, finding every single resource and creating new ways, I am one of the few yoga studios left standing, and I am the new kid on the block! This studio is definitely one of my proudest accomplishments.

My motto is to live brave. It is tattooed on my arm. Through all of my businesses, I have had to take risks, be vulnerable, lead with love, and be brave every single day. And because of this, I am being supported and on my path of purpose in life.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Yoga at shefayoga Venice Lunch at Gjusta or Cafe Gratitude
Beach time at Venice Beach
shopping on Abbott Kinney
Sunset cruise to El Matador Beach in Malibu
Dinner at Wabi on Rose Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown has been such an instrumental book in how I live my life, how I lead and how I do business. This book taught me to be a vulnerability seeker and to step in to the arena of my own life to be seen.

Website: shefayogavenice.com

Instagram: @shefayogavenice

Facebook: shefayoga venice

Yelp: shefayoga Venice

Other: My personal website is leahzaccaria.com IG @leahzaccaria facebook Leah Higgins Zaccaria

Image Credits
Sullivan & Sullivan Studios

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