First and Last name: Helen Wang
Where are you located? (city and state): Minneapolis MN
What gets you excited about Midwest Yoga + Life Magazine?
Each issue affirms the vibe of a robust and most special yoga community here in MN, filled with intriguing people and their unique perspectives. I find the extensive articles informative and accessible, and I continue to familiarize myself with the growing variety of yoga studios within reach.
What is your vision as a cover model for Midwest Yoga + life?
The photo tells a large part of my story. Shot in the naturally well-lit workspace where I spend so many hours, I hope it captures the readers’ attention because I so strongly feel a sense of fulfillment, pleasure, and purpose here.
How do you integrate yoga into your life/work balance?
Daily yoga and meditation benefits me physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally…. It imbues me with a sense of calm strength and I am able to focus and organize the day better. As an individual who worked from home for over twenty years, this is vital. I am part of a lively yoga community with whom I not only share common interests and perspectives, but from whom I learn every day. The social aspect brings joy and a feeling of renewal, so I can more readily look to the next project.
What does “nourish” (theme of the issue) mean to you?
The practice of building a spiritual and mental framework for my life through meditation and yoga has been the best work I’ve ever done!
What is your favorite color?
Coffee or tea?
Anything else you want to share?
I’ve been “playing with beads” my whole life. Color combinations, shapes, types of stones – these always intrigued me . When my four children were very young, I felt the need to return to this creative outlet, and I was so fortunate to be able to earn a living doing so; better than that, to be home with the kids, and finally, to be my own boss. This winter, helen wang jewelry turns 22!
Helen Wang grew up in NYC, arguably the best place in the world to experience the global nature of the celebration of jewelry. She lived in many different regions of the US and hopes to bring a bit of each place’s influence to each collection. Wang says, “I want each piece to bring the wearer joy and make them feel more beautiful than they already are!”
Social media: helen wang jewelry on Instagram, Etsy
Photography by: Amy Zellmer