7 Questions with Krista Watters

7 Questions with Krista Watters

Darrah RichardsonDecember 01, 20172 comments

Krista Watters' boutique, Bhavana, is synonymous with yoga in Halifax. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting out, chances are high you've been into the shop, and kept coming back thanks to Krista's exceptional taste and down-to-earth energy. Almost a decade into her business and on the heels of a big move, Krista gave us her take on our "7 Questions" this week. 

1. How did you get started in business?

I returned home to Halifax after living in Vancouver and Hawaii for 15 years and saw gaps in what was needed in the growing yoga community. There were so many products that I had enjoyed during my time away and if I was going to live here, there were things I would need as a yoga student. I was also interested in supporting conscious consumerism.

2. What is your morning routine?

I wake up with a three-year-old and we read a few books in bed. Normally, I scrap my tongue and abhyanga then hop in the shower. Coffee and breakfast then drop-off at Montessori before heading into Bhavana by 9am to start work.

3. Where is your favourite hiking trail in Nova Scotia?

Crystal Crescent Beach.

4. What's a goal you're working towards right now?

I have just relocated my yoga lifestyle store to the Hydrostone. After nine years in business, this move has created many goals. I feel as though I've started a brand new business with way more potential to grow and in ways that previously were not an option and, if I'm completely honest, I wasn't prepared to move forward with. So, the best way to describe it: my goal is to stop holding myself back.

5. Who inspires you and why?

Anita Roddick and her daughter, Sam Roddick. I was inspired by The Body Shop as a young girl and even though Anita passed away, her daughter is so real and honest. It keeps me humble and authentic.

6. When was the last time you failed spectacularly at something?

When I gave birth and became a single mum, my business took a hit and I knew it might, but it was a powerful learning even if I suffered financially for a period of time. Motherhood is transformational; it's the deepest love ever!

7. What's the best advice you've ever received?

Trust yourself, speak your truth and keep moving forward.

Krista embodies staying true to yourself while leaning into the ebbs and flows of business and to a greater extent, life. To see what we're talking about, pay her a visit at Bhavana's brand new location at St. Joseph's Square next time you're in the Hydrostone!

Comments (2)

Frances Anderson on December 02, 2017

I knew this beautiful woman when she was in her first job – she came from a very loving and supportive family, was so grounded and always had a hunger and will to learn – & that same will shows now. I love her even though we are half a world from each other. I would learn so much from her if we were closer geographically.

Michael on December 01, 2017

Always remember your “…deepest love ever.”

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