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what is cafe namaste?

Cafe Namaste® is a vibrant and inclusive community centered around wellness and connection. We create transformative experiences and programming to inspire, empower, and connect individuals on their journey towards holistic well-being.

Our aim is to help individuals reach their highest potential with balanced and fulfilling lives, promoting well-being in all aspects - physical, mental, spiritual, and s
ocial.


Through our offerings, events, collaborations, and community engagement, we aim to create meaningful experiences that have a lasting impact on the lives of participants.
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community-driven brand that fosters meaningful connections, and promotes personal growth and well-being.

the why.

At Cafe Namaste, our vision is to cultivate a thriving global community centered around wellness, connection, personal growth, and making a positive impact. In our world, people come together to support each other's well-being, foster meaningful relationships, and create a ripple effect of positive change.

Through our experiences and initiatives, we aim to inspire and empower individuals to live their best lives, while contributing to the well-being of the wider community.

the how.

community
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wellness

Yoga, dance, fitness, healthy food and well-being for your mind, body, and soul.

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Humans are meant to experience life together. Create meaningful connections with respect to all.

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growth

Cultivate self-awareness and explore new endeavors for personal, professional & spiritual development

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joy

Seek joy in everyday living and have fun doing it.

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impact

Service is one of the greatest tools. Helping when we can, boosting civic engagement and a compassionate heart.

the meaning of namaste.

Namaste is a Sanskrit expression found in some regions of India used with the intention of honoring another. Etymologically, namaste, is a respectful greeting or salutation (Namah + te means "I bow to you").  It is also used as a casual greeting similar to hello or goodbye.

Our intention for the word (and practice)  is to let it serve as a respectful reminder to honor all whom we meet with sincerity.


 

what we value.

Wellness:

We prioritize holistic wellness, encompassing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We provide a space where individuals can nurture their bodies, calm their minds, and find inner balance. We believe that true wellness encompasses physical health, mental clarity, emotional balance, and spiritual growth.

Continuous Growth and Empowerment:

We believe in continuous growth and learning, both individually and as a community. We encourage personal development through workshops, educational programs, and wellness resources, empowering our community members to thrive in their wellness journeys.

Inclusivity:

We embrace diversity and strive to create an inclusive space where individuals from all backgrounds  and abilities feel welcome and respected. We foster a sense of belonging and celebrate the unique journeys and experiences of each community member.

Integrity:

We believe in the continuous process of aligning your thoughts, actions, and speech.

Connection:

We believe that deep connections are essential for personal growth and collective well-being. We foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for individuals to connect, collaborate, and support one another. Through workshops, events, and community initiatives, we encourage authentic connections that enrich lives.

 

Mindfulness:

We promote mindfulness as a way to cultivate presence and awareness in daily life. We encourage our community to practice mindfulness through yoga, meditation, and conscious eating, fostering a deeper connection with oneself and the world around them.

Community Impact:

We are committed to making a positive impact, both within our community and beyond. We actively engage in initiatives that support social and environmental causes, aiming to contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world. We encourage community members to join us in giving back and making a difference through volunteer programs and partnerships with local organizations. We collaborate with local organizations and support causes that align with our values, aiming to make a positive impact beyond our walls. We offer affordable options, community outreach programs, and partnerships to ensure wellness is within reach for everyone.

Collaboration:

We value collaboration and seek partnerships with like-minded organizations, experts, and people in the wellness community. By coming together, we can amplify our impact, share knowledge, and create innovative solutions to address the evolving needs of our community.

Joy (fun):

Celebrate the moments too. Seek joy in the little things and add some fun into your life (even if it's hot pink and yellow). 

 

Through our shared vision and commitment to these values, we aspire to create a community that uplifts, supports, and inspires positive transformations within ourselves and the community we serve.

meet the founder

Samantha "Sam" Reynolds is the founder of Cafe Namaste™. She's a lifestyle architect, yoga teacher and creative entrepreneur. Sam is passionate about uplifting others through a holistic approach to well-being. Her mission is to help others find a healthy balance and she believes everyone has the potential to thrive.

After living in four countries and visiting over 40+, Sam never imagined that her most significant trip would be the journey inward. Her experiences overseas ultimately led her to study yoga, with the help of her mom who introduced her to Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi and the Bhagavad Gita. Prior to transforming her life, Sam worked in Rwanda at a non-profit, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, for orphaned teens and created educational programs in Prague on 20th century European history including Holocaust studies for the University of Miami, her alma mater.

She created the concept of Cafe Namaste initially as a yoga and plant-based brunch experience at a rooftop in downtown Miami to give people a chance to reset and recharge in a holistic way. She wanted to help people feel empowered, inspired and connected beyond the studio class. Sam envisioned a holistic space for wellness, connection and growth. She observed at the very core of being human is the desire for meaningful connections, both inward and outward.

In addition to events and classes, Sam offers social outreach initiatives , Project Namaste, to engage the community in service with local partner non-profits. She is committed to ensuring Cafe Namaste is a holistic brand for personal and societal well-being.

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