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The Beyond Yoga For Women, BY Women Grant Recipients

June 6, 2022
2 min read

We’re proud to announce the recipients of the Beyond Yoga For Women, BY Women grant and virtual coaching program. 

What is the Beyond Yoga For Women, BY Women Grant and Virtual Coaching Program?

This initiative provides 10 woman-owned companies with virtual coaching from Beyond Yoga executives and one grand prize of $10,000 plus mentorship from Michelle Wahler, co-founder of Beyond Yoga.

Meet the Grand Prize Grant Recipient

The recipient of the grand prize is Tonia Simone Holloway, registered nurse, herbalist, educator, and founder of The Beloved Bodies in Fayetteville, Georgia! Founded in 2018, her mission-driven, holistic healthcare business serves as a wellness hub and family resource to help marginalized communities, especially women, develop a healthy lifestyle and enrich their wellbeing. It also strives to partner with local clinics, schools, shelters, and organizations to provide health education, resources, and outreach to empower nearby underserved communities and increase their access to wellness services.

How Tonia Will Use the Grant

Tonia Simone plans to use the $10,000 to pour back into The Beloved Bodies’ community outreach initiatives and develop a private health portal. “I am thrilled to be the recipient of this grant and growth opportunity for my company!” she says. “With all that is going on in the world today, it’s even more imperative to take a real look at what thriving health and happiness means to you, and to start cultivating that experience in the real world, with self-sufficiency and sustainability in mind.”

Other Recipients

Along with Tonia Simone, nine more impressive recipients — all women entrepreneurs who are also in the first five years of their business and ready to make their mark on their communities — will now have the opportunity to work with leaders from Beyond Yoga to help them get to their next big milestone. Congratulations to these female founders!

Check out the virtual coaching program awardees below, and visit the Small Business Funding Center to find more grant opportunities and lending options!

Virtual Coaching Program Awardees

Michelle El Khoury

YOGAMAZIA | Richboro, PA 

Cherlyn Hayes

Beauty Beyond the Crown | McLean, VA

Chaliyah Penick

Penick Integrative Acupuncture | Pine Hill, NJ 

Hallan Hanson

Latchpad | Brooklyn, NY 

Donnella Andraos

I AM Movement | Irvine, CA  

Sukie Jefferson

Sukie’s Candle Co. | Renton, WA  

Alexis Russell

Inspiring Experiences | Rochester, NY

Bhavya Rai


Desiree Gaitan-Buchanan

POPLINEN | Burbank, CA

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