Owner of local yoga studio next up in entrepreneurship forum

Contact: Alyssa Benson
Photo of Kristin Fiore of Down Dog Yoga Center.


KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The owner and managing director of a local yoga studio will be the next speaker in the Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

Kristin Fiore of Down Dog Yoga Center will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (269) 387-6059 or at wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp. Free parking is available in Fetzer Center Lot 72F.

Down Dog Yoga Center

Down Dog Yoga Center opened in downtown Kalamazoo in the spring of 2014. Fiore partnered with Chris Lampen-Crowell, co-owner of Gazelle Sports, and former Awake and Aware owners Judy Huxmann and Cynthia Hoss to open the studio. Fiore came to a business agreement with the Awake and Aware owners and merged their business into Down Dog Yoga Center, enabling her to open the studio with a very experienced teaching staff and a small base of students.

Fiore is registered through Yoga Alliance at the Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher level, distinguishing herself with significant teaching experience since completing her first certification in 2009. Her yoga classes encourage students to let go of judgment and be fully present in the exploration of body, mind and spirit. The studio offers a variety of classes and styles to suit all who are interested in yoga practice.

Entrepreneurship Forum

Entrepreneurship Forum is a monthly series sponsored by BlueOx Credit Union and hosted by WMU's Haworth College of Business. The forum brings stories of entrepreneurs and startup success to the greater Kalamazoo community. To learn more about the series, visit wmich.edu/business/entrepreneurship-forum.

Future Entrepreneurship Forum Speakers

  • Jan. 12: Adam McFarlin, owner, Kalamazoo Candle Company
  • Feb. 9: Kevin Romeo, creative director, Rhino Media

For more information or to RSVP, visit wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp or call (269) 387-6059. To suggest an entrepreneur who should be considered for the series, contact Alyssa Benson at alyssa.benson@wmich.edu.

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