CEO and Founder of Yoga Fun Day
Sam is the CEO and Founder of Yoga Fun Day. Sam has over 16 years of experience teaching yoga in Silicon Valley, Seattle, San Diego, Boston, Miami, and Delray Beach. Sam also was a Field Manager for Wanderlust Yoga Festivals. She is a women in tech, loves technology and has experience as a Project Manager and Scrum Master implementing agile concepts. She has experience at SpringbokSQL and AccelerationDB both startups in the database industry as well as Walmart Labs and Microsoft. She was the Co-Organizer of the Silicon Valley MySQL Meetup, San Francisco MariaDB Meetup as well as the Miami MySQL Meetup and is a member of the MariaDB Foundation promoting open source. Sam also has experience in Human Resource and Spa Management and is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Paramedical Aesthetician and ran her own Yoga Studio, Inn and Spa in Northern Vermont. Sam’s unique Outdoor Women’s retreats promoting Fly Fishing and Yoga as well as Kayaking Hiking and Yoga were featured in “Yoga Journal” and in her Inn and Spa were awarded the prestigious title of Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice in the first year of operation. Sam is on a mission and ready to bring Yoga to the masses.
Sam found that most of her yoga students, friends and co-workers had low back pain, neck pain, high blood pressure and most were overweight. She discovered that her students had stress from being hunched over on their computers, sitting in traffic, and being slumped over their desks and couches too much that she has made it her mission to get people to try yoga, get fit, and have fun. Time to trade the green screen for the mat and the great outdoors.
“I was shocked at how many injuries I saw while teaching Yoga. I decided that I wanted to inspire others to get out of their cube, unplug, and move their bodies.”
According to the Harvard Business Journal, “Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Heart disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide.” These numbers are not acceptable to me. I want to bring yoga to all, bring it to the masses and get people out, show them a fun time, and help them get fit.Thus, YogaFun Day was created. A day for all ages and all abilities to come on out and try yoga in a safe and fun environment.
“The transformation that happens is magical when we turn our cell phones off, put down our laptops, and get on the yoga mat and into the great outdoors.” SAM CEO and Founder of Yoga Fun Day
Sam has experience running women’s retreats, outdoor all inclusive pamper me weekends and was featured in Yoga Journal for her women’s retreats featuring yoga and hiking as well as yoga and fly fishing. Sam is an outdoor adventure seeker and believes that we need less screen time, less concrete and more time hiking, paddling, skiing and nourishing our mind, body and soul with yoga. Sam strives to help others find more balance and discover mindful living.
When not planning Yoga Fun Day’s, Yoga Fun Run’s, SCUBA diving, doing yoga, West African Dancing, paddling, skiing or searching for antiques Sam enjoys spending time with her doggies and fiancé.
I will be behind the scenes making sure everything goes as planned. I want you to have FUN!