Yoga Kime helps people to be ‘comfortable in their own skin’

Name of business: Yoga Kime LLC

Owner: Julia M. DeMar

Address: 105 A North Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740

Opening date: Oct. 10

Products and services: Yoga classes, both for groups and private. Workshops are offered occasionally for yoga/health and wellness, along with open times for adults to practice on their own or with each other. Our classes are scheduled around martial arts classes offered through Western Maryland Aikikai. Group classes are taught in a progressive manner and are open to people of all levels and walks of life.

Target market: All ages, sexes and body types; anyone interested in health and wellness.

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it?: I started practicing yoga at first just to manage pain. It not only helped with pain management, but also worked as a means of overall rehabilitation. I am now passionate about sharing this healing art with others so that they, too, can feel stronger, more energized, balanced and focused while feeling more stable, secure and comfortable in their own skin.

Previous business experience: I just graduated from Hagerstown Community College with associate degrees in arts and sciences and sociology. I also received a certificate for completing the college’s personal trainer program.

I received my 200-hour yoga teacher training certification from Ananda Shala in Frederick, Md. My ongoing personal, self studies include all things to do with yoga, anatomy, herbs/Ayurveda, and wild edible plants/flowers. I am building a medicinal herb garden that I hope will be flourishing in the spring.

I previously worked at Vision Quest, which offers programs for at-risk youth, and sold life and health insurance. I’ve also delivered rental cars and pizza.

Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Monday, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and 7 to 8:15 p.m., and Thursday, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and 7 to 8:15 p.m. Other hours by appointment.

Phone number: 301-992-2616

Email: yogakime@gmail.com

Website: yogakime.com

Facebook page: Facebook.com/YogaKime/