Time for a breather
AFTER years of living life in the fast lane, entrepreneurs Gigi Mok and Sarcha Thurston have opted for a change of pace.
Wembley Downs resident Ms Mok and Mt Hawthorn resident Ms Thurston opened a yoga studio in the heart of Mt Hawthorn last week.
Between them, Ms Mok and Ms Thurston have clocked up more than 40 years running businesses in hospitality, events promotion and live music.
Ms Mok owned Luxe Bar in Highgate for 13 years before she closed its doors in May this year to follow a more tranquil pursuit.
She said she and Ms Thurston had been through many milestones together but yoga had been a constant for 20 years.
“We’ve lived parallel lives with business, kids, divorce and we practised in the same yoga school, which is how our friendship really cemented,” Ms Mok said.
Ms Thurston has lived in Mt Hawthorn for 20 years and owned seven businesses in events promotion, marketing and the music scene.
She completed four years of teacher training in 2009 but said it is her and Ms Mok’s combined experience that had given them confidence in the venture.
“A lot of people open yoga studios because they love yoga but they don’t have business experience and we both have so much business experience,” Ms Thurston said.
Gigi Mok and Sarcha Thurston, owners and instructors of YogaHub.