lisa xiong, founder
I am the founder of Youvana Wellness and I welcome you to the community. Through my journey to find self-love and inner-peace through trials in my life, and seeing the health disparities among our communities of color, I was compelled to create a space that brings wellness services, education, and natural products to the community with a focus on affordability and accessibility. As I found the power of yoga and meditation along with other fitness activities on transforming my life, I was inspired to share that with the community. I became a believer in the transcending power of caring for one’s well-being; but know not everyone can afford to, have access to, or feel welcomed in spaces that aims to offer wellness care. So I created this space with the intention of building a community of passionate and authentic wellness practitioners of color and cultural sensitivity; to promote health and wellness in YOU, to meet you where you’re at, to be reflective of you, and to walk beside you on your wellness journey. Ultimately, making YOU the center of what we do.
I’m most passionate about inspiring you to make room in your life for YOU. My goal then is to help you create peace of mind in your life; to be proactive about your health and state of mind. So I look forward to working with you in one form or another and sharing this space with YOU! Together, we honor you; your mind, body, and spirit.
houa lor, zumba / line dance instructor
My name is Houa Lor. Like many busy moms, I had put on a lot of weight with childbirth. Until I made a decision to make my health a priority, and started shedding; beyond looking better, I felt better and healthier. I lost a few dress sizes and have been feeling my best through choosing to incorporate fitness in my life and eating better. Today, I love being active whether it is through dance or fitness. I now teach line dancing as well as Zumba; incorporating cardio, dance, kick boxing, and Hindi moves. I'm a mom of 6, author, and film director residing in the Twin Cities. Today, I am committed to promoting wellness in the community and help people to maintain a holistic healthy lifestyle focused on their mind, body and spirit.
padjee yang, hmong meditation guide
Namaste, I am Pajdee Yang. I have been practicing meditation for over 3 years, which I discovered soon after my epiphany of Nirvana during my first yoga session. I credit meditation for saving me through difficult times and it continues to do so as I strive onward with the challenges that life loves throwing. Hmong guided meditation is where my passion lies and I believe that sometimes it comes through me from a channel of my spirit guides. When not on my meditation pillow, I am a Loan Officer Assistant. My passion is ultimately guiding others home, may that be either physically or spiritually. Please come join me in surrendering to expectations of life to guide us to our highest self.