On our 8th Anniversary I bring you a story of the evolution of Above Average Wellness. It wasn't an easy road, but it was totally worth it!
Let me take you through the remarkable saga of Above Average Wellness—a journey that's been nothing short of transformative for both me and the community.
It all began with Trista's mom nudging her to go to yoga. It took literal years but she finally stepped onto the mat and found comfort but also noticed the lack of options catering to diverse body needs. Fueled by this realization, she embarked on a mission.
Determined to bridge this gap, Trista made a bold decision—to create a haven for yoga enthusiasts. The journey wasn't solitary; it was a collaborative effort. An incredible team joined forces, setting the foundation for what would become a thriving community.
Yet, despite the growth and vibrant classes, something felt missing. It was at a women's circle that Trista discovered the absent element—community. This revelation ignited a series of workshops, circles, and retreats, fostering connections that went beyond yoga poses and breathwork.
In 2018, the studio expanded its offerings with the introduction of the 200hr All Bodies Yoga Training—a pivotal moment that embraced inclusivity and diversity in yoga practices.
However, as plans were set for a grand opening in April 2020, the unforeseen struck—COVID-19. The setback was profound, but amidst the uncertainty, the team pivoted, shifting operations online, navigating uncharted territory while staying connected to the loyal community.
Adversity sparked innovation. Crystal sales, workshops, and virtual engagement initiatives kept the studio alive during a dark time. As the community continued to show unparalleled support, the studio evolved, embracing a diverse array of offerings beyond traditional yoga classes.
Despite the challenges and the ever-changing landscape, Above Average Wellness persisted. With the dawn of recovery in 2022, a sense of normalcy returned, and the studio emerged as a multifaceted hub—a place not just for yoga but a sanctuary for self-care, learning, and camaraderie.
In the summer of 2023, Trista's vision expanded once more. Self Love Summer was created and she begin to offer Online classes aiming to reach a wider audience—an endeavor met with enthusiasm.
Finally, in September 2023, as registrations for in-person classes regained momentum, it felt like a reconnection with the heart of what Above Average Wellness stands for—a thriving community.
Today, in January 2024, we stand as a testament to resilience and adaptability. Our space encompasses everything from diverse classes, retreats, art journaling, women's circles, metaphysical workshops, and more. Our storefront, adorned with everything from crystals to supplements, serves as a hub for holistic wellness. One-on-one treatments and engaging events fill our calendar, ensuring a vibrant and inclusive community.
None of this journey was a solitary effort. It was built on the backbone of incredible friendships, dedicated coworkers, and the unwavering support of an amazing community. Your continual encouragement, inspiration, and unwavering support are the very soul of Above Average Wellness. From the depths of my heart, I extend heartfelt gratitude for being an indispensable part of this incredible journey. I can not wait to see what 2024 has in store for all of us!
Love you all,