We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffani Sadé and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffani Sadé, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Authenticity. Being honest about who I am, who I intend to serve, and being unapologetic about it is what has lead me to where I am today. People want realness. They want to connect and relate. Knowing that my tribe will always find me and support me as long as I’m being me has been the most important factor in my success.
What should our readers know about your business?
It brings me joy and I’m excited to see so many Black women and men discovering the medicine that is yoga! Due to extremely limited class sizes in the studio I was teaching at because of Covid-19, many students and perspective students were constantly asking me about teaching more outside of that studio. On the drive home from teaching one evening, the idea to start my own yoga business literally popped into my head. And the concept for how I wanted to do it was confirmed via an Instagram post I saw at a red light just before arriving home. My intuition was so strong with conviction of those thoughts that a week later the business name was selected, the LLC was formed, and the hunt for a space to house Black Yoga Bae was on! My transition to opening my own yoga business was easy. I’d built such a great rapport with my students that they were more than excited and eager to support me in my next chapter. Being a business owner teaches you so much about yourself if you allow it to. And being of service to others with the intention to help improve their lives is a feeling like non other. Black Yoga Bae is here to hold space for the evolution of those interested in becoming their highest selves from a Black perspective. We guide our students on their journey by way of yoga, meditation, breath work, and sound healing.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There’s no way you can come to New Orleans and not eat gumbo at Lil Dizzy’s! That’s the first place we’re going to get your trip off to a great start. Over the week we’d tour some of the city’s historic neighborhoods like Treme, Pontchartrain Park, and Algiers Point by day. Having lunch at “The Munch Factory” , “Barrows Catfish”, and midday coffee at “Baldwin & Co” are must haves. Happy hour drinks have to happen at “The Business Bar” and “Morrows”. We’ll need to recuperate, so fresh pressed juices and smoothies from Botanicals Nola HAS to happen. And to get our party on day and night, we’re hitting up “Kermit’s Mother-in-Law Lounge”, “Culture Park”, and “NOLA Art Bar” to name a few. And if it happens to be Secondline Season during their visit, we are most definitely going to “thee line”!!!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to my Sistars!!! Amber, DeAndrea, Jasmine, Samjah, and Sydney. These ladies have shown up for me in ways beyond the amount of words I can express. From making sure I had food on my table when I was unable to do so for myself, being a listening heart and ear to my most intimate thoughts and feelings, always showing up to ANY and ALL events I have, speaking my name and businesses in rooms at every chance possible, all the way to investing seed money to start the business we’re talking about today. My love for them runs deep, and I am beyond grateful for them.
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