Stress relief becomes Middletown business

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Brett Kimmins, Special to Asbury Park Press
Published 5:00 a.m. ET June 14, 2018


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MIDDLETOWN – Ginna Turnamian’s career now revolves around her business, Hot and Soul Yoga. But for her, yoga started as a stress reliever.

Turnamian worked in the fashion industry in New York City for 15 years. “At the very end of my run in that field, the industry became very stressful because of how fast it was changing,” Turnamian said. “It became very tough to keep up with everything, so I started doing yoga to relieve my stress.”

After practicing for a while, Turnamian had the chance to train for a yoga teaching position, and she passed with flying colors. About six years ago, an opportunity arose for Turnamian to take over teaching at a yoga studio inside an existing gym.

Turnamian took it over and breathed new life into it with her experience and passion. When the gym itself closed, she kept Hot and Soul Yoga going, opening in her current space on Route 35 this year.

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