Candace Moore is an International yoga instructor, author, blogger, and creator of YBC (Yoga by Candace). An inspiration who uses fitness and yoga to empower other women to be their healthiest and happiest selves. Candace recently wrote a book, Namaslay: Rock Your Yoga Practice, Tap into Your Greatness, & Defy Your Limits. I went to her Namaslay workshop* in Chicago, It was an experience that strengthened me, mentally and physically. Candace is the creator of the YBC YouTube channel and the writer of honest YBC blog posts. She has an amazing team that helps her spread the Namaslay mantra around the world. Shout out to her kind marketer, Lauren.
What is your personal mantra?
As a yoga teacher, what is the most important thing you want your students to take away from your classes?
That they are far more capable and far stronger than they believe.
How has yoga changed your perspective of your body?
It hasn’t really changed the perspective of my body, but it’s made me more mindful and tuned into subtleties of movement.
What are some of your self-care rituals?
I have to unplug from social media every now and then or I go crazy. I make time every day to do something I genuinely enjoy doing: working out, reading, taking a bath, watching something funny on tv. And I always try to get good quality sleep.
What was your book writing experience like?
It was painful at time. Some of the stuff in Namaslay had me reliving pieces of my life I never wanted to go through again – the dog bite, my battle with depression, etc. But it was overall a wonderful experience, and I feel like it’ll speak to others and help people who are struggling and for me, that’s what it’s all about.
What have been some of your struggles and successes in developing your own business?
As a small business owner the struggles and successes are never ending, which make it so exciting and so tough. Successes: getting to do what I love, getting to travel, making my own schedule, and helping people. Struggles: Constantly chasing after companies for payments, not enough people for all the work we have on our plate, just trying to keep up with everything.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Discipline is remembering what you want.
*Read More on my experience at the Namaslay Workshop!