Billie combines yoga, boxing [UPDATED]Published 11:16am Monday, September 17, 2012 Updated 11:16am Monday, September 17, 2012
Wendy Billie is going strong, which is good. After all, she’s all about helping others go strong as well.panels
Otter Tail Lake resident Billie is a relatively new transplant to lakes country, but she’s fitting right in. As a yoga instructor and life coach, she’s seen a rapid spike of increase in and expansion of her wellness business Adrenazen. The services offered by Adrenazen, she said, include exercises for the mind, body and spirit that that combine yoga, holistic wellness, empowering messages – and sometimes boxing – to help people “get themselves back on a path to be more themselves.”
At the Women’s Expo in Fergus Falls at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 22, she’ll be giving interested women a free, interactive way to find out what Adrenazen is all about.
Many already know. Billie’s yoga sessions began in Battle Lake’s Lakes Area Community Center, but they have grown to new locations in Perham Health’s old clinic and a once-a-week session at Lake Region Healthcare at Fergus Falls. That session is for hospital staff and other community members. She’s also working with LRHC on a twice-a-month class that’s specialized for cancer patients.
“It’s expanding (soon) to other patients who are looking for an alternative complement to their medical healing,” she added.
For a more in-depth setting, customers can schedule one-on-one appointments at Billie’s home, and she’s begun hosting small, peaceful half-weekend retreats there as well. Also in the works is an Adrenazen retreat to a warmer destination yet to be determined, “just when people are going to need a respite from their winter,” she said.
As her business has grown locally, her reach has expanded globally. She recently started www.yogaguardian.com, a yoga lifestyle website that posts relevant tips, information and videos.
“Part of my basement is now a studio,” Billie said with a laugh.
Billie offers a variety of yoga sessions for people of different skill levels. Now that her summer yoga on the beach sessions are done, however, she’s bringing back one of Adrenazen’s most unique offerings: yoga box, a group of yoga exercises designed by Billie that incorporate elements of both yoga and boxing. She believes the combination promotes both the peace of yoga and power of boxing.
At the Women’s Expo, both her traditional yoga and yoga box styles will be on display. At 11:45 a.m., she will give a presentation on yoga and demo some yoga exercises, and at 1:45 p.m., she will invite women to join her in an interactive yoga box demo.
“Ideally (it’s for) anyone or any woman who is at the Expo,” she said.
Throughout the rest of the day, Billie will be at the Adrenazen booth, offering products and explaining her business and lifestyle to all who are interested.
The Women’s Expo is free and open to the public. It takes place at the Fergus Falls Community Arena from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the expo, call Connie Knapp at 218-739-7014.
For more information about Adrenazen, visit www.adrenazen.com