Asia West searches countries like India, Thailand, Nepal, Vietnam, and Indonesia for beautiful artistic furniture and crafts and brings them back to Portland. They support fair trade and are in their 20th year of business.
They came on as a sponsor of MYF a couple months ago and will be designing the altars in each of the rooms at the festival this year. Check the Q & A out below and see why Asia West wanted to be a part of MYF!
Maine Yoga Fest: Why did you want to be involved with MYF?
Asia West: We wanted to be involved with the first annual Maine YogaFest because we are excited to help support this wonderful community event celebrating the blooming movement of Yogi's in Portland and elsewhere in the State of Maine!
MYF: What does yoga mean to you as a professional business man/woman?
AW: My practice helps to keep me balanced and centered through full days of working in a busy furnture and home decor store in the Old Port. We'll sometimes sneak in a quick lunchtime Sun Salutation to give us that extra boost of energy!
MYF: How has yoga helped you or your clients?
AW: At Asia West, our clients often come to us to help decorate their personal yoga or meditation spaces ~ creating an atmosphere of tranquility within their home. We have also collaborated with several yoga studios to create a peaceful sanctuary for their clients with our imported furniture and decor. We find our clients ~ with their busy lives ~ are turning to mindfulness practices such as yoga to bring serenity into their busy everyday lives.