Sarah Larson Levey is the Co-Founder and CEO of New York-based Y7 Studio.
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Sarah Larson Levey is the co-founder and CEO of New York-based Y7 Studio. She is an innovator, entrepreneur, 200-hour registered yoga instructor, author, and Health Coach.
After working in Fashion for five years, Levey launched Y7 Studio at 26 as an answer to her personal desire for something other than the (very) traditional yoga practices offered. Since launching in 2013, the Y7 brand has expanded to a bicoastal business with 11 studios across New York and Los Angeles, disrupting the fitness space and flexing real influence. Uniquely positioned—Y7 classes combine 60-minutes of intensity with infrared heat and strength, complemented by deep breathing to calm the mind, all while set to the latest beats. Levey’s goal? Make the practice of yoga more accessible and inclusive in attitude and design, with dark rooms and zero mirrors to eliminate the distraction of physical comparison.
Sarah Flint: What does walk like a woman mean to you?
Sarah Larson Levy: It means walking with confidence and the knowledge that anything that needs to get done will.
SF: What was it that made you take the leap to launch Y7?
SLL: The response our clients had to the studio made me realize that this is a real business and something that I needed to give all my attention to.
SF: What are your tips to staying zen in a busy city?
SLL: haha I’ll let you know when I figure it out.
SF: How do you want people to feel when they step out of a Y7 studio?
SLL: I want them to fell lighter. Like whatever worries or burdens they came into the room with are now a little bit less.
SF: How can you incorporate your personal style into a workout?
SLL: Its all about the to and from the studio look! From sneakers to hoodies there are so many options.