We had the good fortune of connecting with Miranda Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miranda, what principle do you value most?
Christian principles matter most to me because I align myself with biblical values. The basis of my yoga practice, which was once traditional, is now Christian. I infuse my faith into my teachings by using scripture for maximum value and impact on my students.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
This has not been a smooth road at times because I was doing something new and unheard of. There are no Christian yoga studios in the Dallas/Fort Worth (that I am aware of) and there were not back in 2009 when I began PerfectFit. So the obstacles I have faced have been rooted in doubt, fear, or uncertainty. I would often think, “Will my students like this style of yoga?” Thankfully, my faith was greater and I stepped out in courage and confidence to believe in this calling on my life. I have also been called out in the traditional yoga community as not “real” yoga because I have strayed from the traditional teachings. Ideally, I would hope for inclusivity as the practice rooted in Buddhism and Hinduism is not a fit for all practitioners. We can honor the physical and mental benefits of the origin of yoga but we should be able to adapt, change, and grow, especially when the yoga community embraces a “no judgment’ mentality. It’s my hope in my business that I can love, honor, and celebrate all individuals, just as Jesus does. My business has a core value of excellence so I truly strive to do that whether I am teaching a class, coaching a client, or writing. My business is very much a representation of who I am drawing from my personality. I like being engaging, having fun, working hard and I love people. My business is really a community I have built so people can focus on mind, body, spirit health. I feel my style of teaching, coaching, writing is unique to me and that is what keeps my clients coming back. There is nothing cookie cutter or run of the mill about the way I utilize my creativity. I have a background in dance and choreography so I feel my classes are a carefully crafted experience for all to enjoy! I celebrate being set apart and unique, not mainstream. I think that is one wonderful area about my business is that I attract like-minded people. People who think outside the box or hope to!
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?
It is very likely my best friend Christy from Austin would visit the area so here is what we’d do. In the morning we would begin by taking an outdoor yoga class at Clearfork in Fort Worth. Afterward we would stay and have brunch at Press Cafe. We’d then run home and do a quick change for the afternoon and switch cars. On the perfect sunny Texas day upper 70’s to mid 80’s we’d take out my classic car. A canary yellow 1971 Ford Mustang convertible. I love all art galleries, so we’d swing by either the Modern, the Kimball, or the Amon Carter and take in an exhibit. We would be in the ideal district to then shop off west 7th. After setting into to some fun shops, we would have drinks on one of my favorite patios like HG Supply. We would finish the evening strolling through downtown Fort Worth and having dinner at Del Frisco’s Grill while taking in live music in the pavilion.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Jesus Christ has directed all my steps and introduced me to all the right people who have walked alongside me towards a pathway to success. My church home, Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX has been a huge part of my theology training in Biblical Counseling. My mentors Nancy, Jody, and Sharon, have loved me, provided wisdom, shared insight, and showed me a better way of living. One that is more faith and joy-filled, has meaning and has provided purpose as a CEO, wife, and mother.
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