LaunchCARY Graduate Story


Imagine waking up in the middle of the night from a dream with a business idea or a new career path.  Then imagine putting it into action.

That’s what happened for Maggie Zamrripa in 2016.  Maggie began doing yoga in 2014 as a personal way to clear her mind and de-stress.  When she woke up from her dream of being a kids yoga teacher, she decided to make it happen.  She looked into the process and became certified.

Maggie took some time to tell us about her journey and how FlowerYogis is doing since she graduated from LaunchCARY this spring:

My goal is to create a space for children to feel seen, understood, and heard all while learning their true inner magic through yoga.   Teaching kids yoga really is the most rewarding thing that I have ever done.  It allows me the ability to give back to the community in a way that will impact the future in a positive way.  That alone is an incredible thought for me.  Can you imagine a world where all children grow AND learn how to manage their emotions AND learn mediation techniques, what kind of future and world would we live in?

LaunchCARY and Dorcas Ministries both helped me in so many ways. I first discovered Dorcas when I was going through a financially difficult time and I had no where to live.  This was right after I lost my full time job and was in limbo on really pursuing my business full time.  Dorcas helped me get my finances straightened out by helping me budget for the money I did have and helped with my rent deposit for my first apartment.  With their help, I was able to create a positive outlook and was able to make the decision to pursue my business full time. And now, I’m here!

Then I heard about LaunchCARY.  I joined the program to help structure my business plan but I got so much more out of it!  I found a new community of people who became friends.  We are able to support each other through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.  I am so grateful for everything Dorcas and LaunchCARY is doing. They have helped and supported me in the toughest times of my life.  And have helped prepare me for the most exciting times of my life. I couldn’t say thank you enough!

Flower Yogis is thriving!  We currently go to different schools in the triangle area and teach kids.  The kiddos love yoga so much and we have seen significant growth in the children throughout the 2-3 years we have been in business.  We are currently working on a lot of small projects.  Including expanding our YouTube channel to offer short, free, videos for families to try at home and regular blog posts.  We are also trying to work on bringing our classes to the public!  Keep an eye out!  Of course, our long term goal is to have our very own space to share kids yoga classes with everyone!

Maggie is a graduate of our first LaunchCARY class.  LaunchCARY is a partnership between Dorcas Ministries, Wake Tech Community College, and the Rotary Clubs of Cary.  This program strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources. For information about the spring 2020 class, visit LaunchCARY.

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