We had the good fortune of connecting with Cari Moskow and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cari, how does your business help the community?
I offer yoga that inspires self-care. As a breast cancer survivor, my biggest lesson was learning to take time for self-care and putting my needs first. I honestly did not understand this concept before and now I realize it has to be a priority because, in order for anyone to do for others, they have to make sure their cup is filled with self-care and love first. During Covid, I created an online offering that I am extremely proud to share. I guide Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors during and after treatment to feel better in their mind and body. Through yoga, meditation, and self-care exercises I guide breast cancer warriors to de-stress, relieve anxiety, take back their flexibility. By supporting and guiding these women, I guide them to find their inner warrior and inspire courage that reminds them that they are worth the fight. They become stronger and they make those around them stronger.
I am also holding zoom yoga classes for regular yoga students for us to staying connected during this time. A favorite is Mid-Day Yoga Break on Tues, Wed, and Thursdays from 12 pm-12:45 pm. It is the perfect break in the middle of the day to clear the mind and move the body! My students have expressed to me many times how our zoom classes have really helped them get through the pandemic. I am so honored to hold a healing space of community for anyone that wants to join us.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have always been a person that has had a lot of interests for as long as I can remember. There are never enough hours in the day because I have so many creative ideas. A lot of the time, that would leave me with not enough sleep and forgetting to eat meals which I now make a point to never do. I have always held a few jobs at once and to name a few, I am an actress, a yoga teacher, and I have become a leader for Breast Cancer Warriors. Without a doubt, beating breast cancer with grace has been my biggest challenge and achievement. I had an inner warrior within me the entire time that helped guide me and to remain positive. I knew from the beginning that this was happening for a reason and it was a wake-up call for me. So I answered the call and showed up for myself in a way that I have never shown up before. I fought breast cancer with love and self-care. I loved myself and gave myself everything that I knew I needed. For me, it involved creating a peaceful environment, feeding my body the food it needed, healing with yoga, meditation, essential oils, and acupuncture. I believe by asking for what I needed and remaining positive by trusting the process, helped me transform my life. I really made my breast cancer treatment as fun as I could and looked at it as an opportunity to change my life. Now, I do make time for sleep, eating lots of healthy food, exercise, and time for myself. I also inspire others to do the same. I am also a model for American Breast Care which has been an amazing experience. I am proud to model bras for women that have had a mastectomy and share bras that will inspire them to feel confident!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them and my dogs to Lake Lenior, Vickery Creek Trail at Roswell Mill, or the East Palisades Trail on the Chattahoochee River, and for dinner go to my favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta for special occasions which is La Grotta Ristorante. They have an outdoor patio which is important to me during Covid.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My fiancé, Brian Beegle, has been with me every step of my journey. We were together a little over a year and then I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Without a question, he was there with me during doctor appointments, surgeries, and chemotherapy treatments. In May of this year, he proposed to me to on a Facebook Live Show we held for his birthday in our backyard. It was the best night of my life! The engagement happens at the end of the show here: https://www.facebook.
Photo Taken by Anna Ritch