Rick Stollmeyer of MINDBODY envisions a future in which yoga contributes to peace.
Why did you get into the wellness business? The wellness community is serving humanity in substantial and profound ways. Traditional medical science now treats disease and prolongs life in unprecedented ways. The wellness community, on the other hand, prevents disease by improving quality of life and connecting mind, body and spirit. That's something I wanted to be a part of.
How does MINDBODY give back to the yoga community? Our online software connects yogis everywhere. It enables more yoga teachers to be certified and more students to find and take classes. This is expanding and enriching the yoga community worldwide. We also donate a portion of our sales to Trees For The Future and YouthAids, two charities closely connected with the yoga community.
What do you hope to see in the next 35 years? The wellness ethic will spread into every aspect of our lives. It will reduce fear and conflict, while increasing love and peace around the world. It will improve everything.
Why did you choose the image at right? I love the energy coming off the person in the picture. She's facing the future-centered, connected, and without fear. She's happy and at peace with herself... And it's an asana I can actually do!
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