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Nina and her husband Michael left successful careers to follow their love of yoga. “Our jobs were so stressful. After having our son, we realized we needed something that would allow us to be the parents we wanted to be. That’s when we decided to open our own studio: Black Label Yoga.”
John Kolbrich awoke one morning after experiencing an incredibly vivid dream. “I saw a vision of a music school that I was instructed to build immediately. Not wanting to forget what I had seen, I jumped out of bed and began sketching it on a piece of paper.”
Inspired by his vision, John decided to quit his day job and use what he had left of his 401(k) to start the music school. “I’ve always loved music. My passion is performing. I play accordion, trumpet, and sing with my band, Europa, touring the country each year.”