Maureen Mirand is the Founder and Managing Director of the Yoga Health Store. Coming from a professional training background in the Banking industry, Maureen's passion has always been to help educate people and guide them to their career objectives. But after working in Corporate America for over 15 years, an unexpected event happened. Maureen became pregnant with triplets! Upon the birth of her triplets (two girls and one boy), Maureen decided to give up her successful career and stressful lifestyle to raise her children. The next several years were anything but stress free. Raising children is quite a challenge and having three at once with very little help was extremely taxing. During that time, her husband was diagnosed with cancer and Maureen herself was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, her "premature" children had some auto immune issues. As difficult as it was, Maureen and her husband decided to dramatically change their lifestyle to include eating healthy, emphasizing on eating organic meats, poultry, fruits, vegetables, juicing, drinking pure water as well as drinking lemon and ginger water and concentrating on gluten free foods that reduce inflammation. Included in their lifestyle changes were exercise regiments that included running, weight training, as well as yoga, meditation and enjoying the great outdoors. Following this blueprint changed the way Maureen and her husband felt physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually to the point that both are now in remission from their respective diseases. The feeling of happiness and gratitude for the simple things in life is now their focus.
Maureen's passion now is to help people understand the importance of exercise (eg. yoga), daily meditations and discovering the wonders of outdoor living that could help lead to a happier, healthier and more stress-free lifestyle. Her own struggles with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia has lead her down a path to change her life in a more positive way and practicing yoga and enjoying the outdoors has been a big part of her transformation. This passion has prompted her to start the Yoga Health Store that concentrates on products to help us enjoy outdoor living as well as products that can help one to exercise, meditate and relax in a way to live life to the fullest. Our mission here is simple: by combining outdoor living with exercising and daily meditations, it is the hope from all of us here at the Yoga Health Store that you will get that "inner peace" and stress free lifestyle we all deserve.