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September 3rd, 1992 is the date when my family got reunited in the great country of U.S.A.

Dad had arrived here a few months earlier. He was invited as an exchange scientist at University of Georgia Department of Biochemistry.   Couple of months later, mom, my brother and I made the flight across the ocean. It was supposed to be a 6-month trip. This was 28 years ago.   Dad was a dreamer. In communist Bulgaria, he would make the bold statement that one day he will take his family to the U.S.A. Some people laughed, others politely smiled.   When he decided to bring us all here, most thought he was insane. Life savings spent to buy 3 airline tickets. Leaving close extended family behind. Coming to a new country with "safety" guaranteed for other 3 months. What are you thinking?!?   The old me and new me have...

My interview with Michael Tetreault

Beyond excited to share my interview with Michael Tetreault from Concierge Medicine Today ! Thank you for the opportunity to share my passion and spread the word on the powerful benefits of Pilates with the concierge medical community. Concierge Medicine Today is an online news and information organization for the Concierge Medicine marketplace providing valuable information on business aspects, trends, breaking news and more to drive conversation on a national and international level. Tune in to listen!  ...

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Super excited to share my interview with Shoutout Atlanta

Their mission is to create community connection and encourage people to meet small businesses and creatives in their area.   I invite you to take a peek and share if the interview hits your positivity button.   "I thrive on happy vibes. I firmly believe a better world demands a best version of each of us. A best version of us requires we feel good, we function optimally, we grow personally continuously so that we live our purpose, are fulfilled and thus make decisions to elevate society. It is my desire to be a source of empowerment and positivity and by helping people be their authentic self, contribute to the rise of consciousness in the world. It is my desire to inspire people to dream and show them it...

Podcast series – Fueling Her

Super excited to have been a part of the podcast series - Fueling Her: A Woman’s Guide to Wellness - hosted by the talented Dr. Chelsea Drga and Dr. J Michelle Martin to discuss Pilates, lifestyle and business.    These women are kick-ass entrepreneurs dedicated to improving women’s health one woman at a time. 👩    Dr Chelsea is a passionate family chiropractor with Atlanta Natural Health Clinic and Dr. J is a passionate pelvic floor PT with JMM Health Solutions.    I am grateful to have these super women and powerhouses as part of my tribe where there is dedication and passion for creating awareness about a holistic lifestyle and empowering others to be in charge of their health. 🙌   Tune in and do check out their other insightful episodes.   http://fuelingherpodcast.buzzsprout.com/...

Who Am I?

As the entrepreneurial journey got going, I had to ask and answer a few fundamental questions:   Who am I? Why do I think and behave the way I do?   There was much digging into my childhood. Tell me about your childhood. Hm! I can’t remember anything really traumatic or off from my childhood. If I had to pick one word to describe my childhood, it would be ‘happy’.   The question kept coming over and over. I realized it wasn’t just ‘bad’ things that taint our subconscious thinking. Little words said in love or repeated had a way of waiving a story I was tangled in.   Tell me about your childhood … I have dug, and dug and dug … kept wondering if I am missing something big …   A couple...

A personal journey to REBEL

As the world was losing its cool over COVID-19, I find myself (shockingly!) calm and productive. I know I have all the personal growth work I did over the past couple of years to thank. As the entrepreneurial journey became turbulent, self care was my stoic pillar! So what did I do during the COVID-19 quarantine? I birthed an online program based on my personal and real-life transformation … However, before I tell you about the program…..   Let me tell you the story of a girl Striving for perfection, control and constant rushing were a few of my best friends. They had served me well – I finished high school as a salutatorian, wrapped up undergrad with BBA in Finance with honors in 3 years, finished my MBA...

My word for 2020 – COURAGE

It is amazing what awareness, in any aspect, can do for one. Never in a million years did I imagine the life journey that the decision to be an entrepreneur would put me on. Naively, I thought it will be a simple matter of having a new job.  I have education, I have experience, I gathered guts to make the big move...

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO TELL YOUR DAUGHTER

They ask me: What are you going to tell your daughter? That you left a successful corporate career to be a Pilates teacher?  Yes, that is what I am going to tell her. I will also tell her that this is what I love doing. I will teach her about PURPOSE and CHOICES.  They ask me: Are you going to tell her you left an office job to be touching people’s feet? Yes, that is what I am going to tell her. I will also tell her that while I am correcting those feet, I am impacting people’s wellbeing & life. I will teach her about PERSPECTIVE.  They ask me: Will you tell her that you could have been a corporate CFO but you chose to be an entrepreneur? Yes,...

🎉🎉🎉 Super excited to see Rebellious as the featured studio in Gratz Pilates!

For those of you who don’t know, Gratz is the premium brand for Pilates apparatus. It is like the Mercedes of Pilates equipment. 😀   Few people start their journey into Pilates asking for the type of equipment used. However, the stability of the equipment and the amount of resistance it offers is of paramount importance.   Of course, Rebellious is all about the best for you! 😀   Click here for the full article and more cool photos courtesy of Kurz Photography.   Thank you Gratz Pilates for the opportunity!   It is an amazing feeling to see the labor of your love & labor featured by a prominent Pilates company! 😍😍😍   Follow your passion, folks. Listen to your intuition and follow your heart’s desires. Because our body & mind can do amazing things if...

Di’s Story – A Story of a Rebel Determined to Claim her Life Back

It was just another day when I received an online inquiry about Pilates. I emailed back and got in touch with Di. We spoke briefly on the phone. Di sounded quiet. She had Lyme disease. She wanted to give Pilates a try at the recommendation of her sister. She had all over body weakening and knee swelling and inflammation. I asked her if she can take stairs. She said that she should be able to. We scheduled a consultation for her to come visit the studio and meet each other.   A few days later, the appointment time came. Here came this young and beautiful girl. She was maybe mid 30s. Her posture was slumped, her shoulders rounded forward, her knees quite swollen. She came slowly down...

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