Making a Yoga Home
Jojo Flaherty

I love what I do. There are all the perks: the freedom and the community that come along with teaching yoga full-time. However, there is another side as well. Yoga teaching offered no health insurance, no pension, and no help with the dreaded tax season. Whenever I thought of taxes, I would get a deep, scary, sinking feeling.

I am overjoyed that I no longer have to carry that burden. Down Under has given me a deep sense of security. Having a small child gets expensive and it’s hard to save. Being an employee at Down Under, there’s one less thing I have to worry about.

If you know me, you know that I am not a go-getter by any means. I do my best to stay invisible and just teach my classes and go home. There’s no being invisible at Down Under. It might be impossible. They constantly check in and push me in the most loving and gentle way. For some reason, they insist I keep growing. They hold my hand as they ask me to answer the tough questions. I’m grateful for all that I’ve learned about myself through our monthly check-ins. Down Under is a positive family in my life and I’m proud to call them my Home.