Meet the Member - The Salty Buddha
We believe the power of this life-changing experience lies in the ability to let go, breathe into the tension and be fully present wherever that may be. We strive to create an environment that allows each student and teacher the space and support for self-exploration, expansion and the courage to achieve their full potential.
Union, the basis of this practice on and off the mat is what guides the individual to something greater. At TSB we are a union of mind, body & spirit, with just a pinch of salt.
Tell us a bit about you and what you do?
The yogic way of life was the inspiration for our studio, we wanted to spread the love and good vibes. We hope to help our students and all those we come in contact with finding a true connection to the world around them and themselves. We wanted to create a place where people were free to just be themselves without judgment. Yoga has been an integral life-changing practice in both of our lives and we actually met and started this amazing journey through yoga. Owners met while practicing and instantly felt a soul connection. They immediately felt like family and knew that something special was about to happen, hence The Salty Buddha. Yoga brought them to a place of acceptance, awareness and inner peace that we felt we needed to share with others. We began sharing free yoga classes on the wharf in Salem and decided from there that opening our own studio was the way to go.
What part of your job would you consider creative, and why do you enjoy that part of what you do?
We want students to find themselves through a creative journey. We provide a creative way to the journey of self-acceptance and discovery through creative movement. We also provide workshops and healing sessions that all add that creative aspect to the journey.
How does your creative work contribute to the growth and stability of the Creative Economy? If this isn't applicable: Why do you feel a healthy creative economy is important to a successful community?
It’s pretty obvious that we are a yoga studio, but we are also a community and a way of life. We offer an array of different workshops, community gatherings, artist space, private yoga and wellness sessions, Full moon circles, Group healings and so much more. We strive not only to be a place where people can come practice yoga and work on themselves but to also be a place of community, where we can expand our minds and grow together.
What’s your favorite part of running/managing a local business?
Our favorite part is building a community based on universal love and oneness with one and another. It is so chaotic and separated out there that we wanted to build a community above the chaos, ego, and separation and come together as one. I think what we love most is seeing our students build real connections to one another.
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you or your business?
Yoga has become so mainstream and trendy that it has lost its true meaning. I think what most students will be pleasantly surprised with is to learn is that every one of our staff members treats each student walking through the door as if they were family. It's a place of non-judgment and acceptance. Our doors are open to all body shapes, sizes, and backgrounds.
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