Updated: Mar 13
We met some amazing Colorado female entrepreneurs and talked about their version of wonderful and empowering self care!
Paragon Defense: The ultimate in self care comes with having confidence and know-how to defend yourself when needed. We wish this wasn't true, but it is. Jaime Hobbs and Stephanie Wooten of Paragon Defense will be the first to tell you "self-defense is not just a set of techniques; it’s a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending." These strong women came together while working in the same police department and decided to bring their knowledge and power together in the form of self-defense education.
"In addition to hosting and teaching Women’s Self Defense Classes, we also do public speaking, corporate wellness seminars about safety, and on-site women’s self-defense classes where individuals, churches, organizations, etc. can host us to teach a class for their staff, congregation, residents, students, etc. We are unique because all of our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable females. We’ve seen in real life what works and what doesn’t, so we’ve built our program to provide the best of the best to women so that they have a tool bag, if you will, full of knowledge, skills, and techniques that they can choose from, in a variety of situations, to protect themselves." Voyage Denver Interview.
Ladies, it's time to become empowered and street safe. Paragon Defense has options for learning online and in-person. Classes are geared to all women from their teenage years to their golden years. BIG TAKEAWAY MOMENT: These classes are NOT fitness or martial arts classes. Any one of any fitness ability or even with bad backs, knees, or shoulders can and should participate. All teachings can be modified for each client.
Stock Photo: Not Brenda Kaye.
Hypnotist Brenda Kaye: Brenda Kaye uses hypnotism for entertainment, education, and empowerment. She has performed in Las Vegas and internationally on cruise ships. Her last sailing gig was cut short by, well you know, the pandemic. We met Brenda at one of our networking meetings, and whoa, she commands a mesmerizing space of humor, self care, and self empowerment. Currently, she holds many virtual live sessions where she will take you on hypnotic happy hours, float sessions, and vacations. She also has a full Self Hypnosis Store available on her website. There you will be able to find hypnosis for weight loss, super sexy affirmations, virtual vacations, relaxation and stress control, romance, smoking cessation, and much more. Who's curious about this? Follow Brenda on Facebook, you will be mesmerized. Check out her website for more information on upcoming events and her Self Hypnosis Store.
Harmonic Egg of Boulder County: We love the Harmonic Egg! We interviewed Mary Hastings in a previous blog, but the Harmonic Egg is worth mentioning again. This egg is physically located in Louisville, CO. It is a large wooden, custom created, egg chamber that one sits in for about 40 minutes at a time, while listening to custom tailored music and being immersed under custom therapeutic light. The experience has been likened to experiencing complete relaxation and mental boost. While, Mary can offer distance 'eggxperiences', the egg is something unlike any other, so should really be experienced first-hand. Get in touch with Mary and schedule an appointment. Harmonic Egg of Boulder County.
Wild Happy Worth ReWilding Retreat: Betcha can't say that 5 times fast! This retreat looks amazing. I'm told this is the place to RECONNECT TO YOUR INNER QUEEN. KayTay invites you to the most amazing 2 day all inclusive healing retreat with immersive experiences by Accredited ReWilding Retreat Facilitators to clear negative energy, bust through limiting beliefs & reprogram your subconscious mind while enjoying nourishing foods and embodiment practices in luxury style glamping! Giving you the space you need to completely transform the way you perceive yourself, others and life forever. The Wild Happy Worth website contains the full write up of this ultra experience and how to register. It is bound to fill up soon, so act quickly. May 14 - May 16, 2021, Canon City, CO.
Botanical EZ: You don't have to leave your home for this one. Yes, stay home and put on a face mask. Not the pandemic kind of face mask. The nutrient-rich, smear on your face, kind of face mask. My genius friend and acupuncturist, Eliz Britton, in Denver, CO developed her facial line and pain salve using her knowledge of herbs and botanicals. Read the ingredients for things like: Dandelion, Shi Gao, Yan Hu Suo, Palmarosa, Copaiba, Myrrh, Lavender, Shea Butter, Arnica, and Frankincense. Stay on your couch and shop for this goodness HERE.
Katalyst Living: Katerina Stemaris left her corporate job in Boston and headed out to Denver, Colorado, mid-pandemic. She is proof that corporate frustrations can lead one on a very different path than intended. She started Katalyst Living and is now living a much fuller life. She's already been featured in Voyage Denver so check at that cool story HERE. Katerina's work is part nutrition, part coaching, part Reiki, part yoga, part meditation, and part Hippie Unbaked (she can tell you about that). She really just wants to help her clients 'Live Consciously.' Show Katerina some new business love and check out her beautiful website HERE.
About The Author:
Julie Schumann is the creator and visionary at PinPoint Networking. Julie graduated from CU Boulder, a long time ago, with a B.S. in Marketing and Tourism & Recreation. Subsequently, she graduated from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY with a B.S. in Health Sciences and an M.S. in Physical Therapy. She has worked in the physical therapy world for the past 20+ years. She is now putting her efforts into the creative space of small business marketing and networking. She has two grown children and a very aged dog. The pandemic has given birth to a new couch-bound & walk-time relationship with aforementioned dog. She also really likes hanging out with her life partner Nick. Together, they can't wait to travel again.