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Gemma Ford

Gemma Ford

I love Yoga Online

Outset Cornwall has helped me to see where the issues or barriers are and how to go about overcoming them.  The programme and the team have encouraged and supported me both professionally and personally.

Gemma’s story

Gemma was disappointed that the only videos she could find were from centres in the US and Canada, and although they were good, she would have preferred to be viewing videos from teachers more accessible in her local community.

“This is when I had the idea to create a high quality UK & Europe based online yoga video resource.  Starting with Cornwall with lots of local teachers and different styles of yoga LYO will enable people to access yoga classes easily and affordably; in addition all the teachers featured teach local classes so views will be able to meet them and attend their classes as well.”

Gemma contacted Outset Cornwall for support with writing her business plan and to learn some of the more practical issues of starting and running a successful business.

“As well as being a life long student of yoga and its teachings, I am passionate about enabling people to live a healthier and happier life – which through various aspects of yoga, from the physical movements to the good diet, is very achievable. Outset Cornwall has helped me to see where the issues or barriers are and how to go about overcoming them.  The programme and the team have encouraged and supported me both professionally and personally. My most memorable bit is definitely the support and advice from Jan Darby –she is great!”

Gemma takes pride in the fact that her new business is innovative, empowering and supportive and that she has the opportunity to share her passion with so many people. “It is an online yoga learning resource using inspirational videos to teach the physical aspects of yoga and bringing a huge wealth of expertise from the wonderful yoga teachers involved.  It gives many, many people the opportunity to reap the benefits from practicing yoga in an accessible, affordable and fun way. I plan for my business to grow into a well-used national website featuring teachers from all over the UK offering members new and fun yoga video content.  I hope for it to be a supportive and educational resource to all those who have an interest in improving their experience of life.”