Alpha Female Friday – Amber Stratton

We’re back with the Alpha Female Podcast for the 3rd Year!

Every Friday I am going to feature a woman that I adore. They exude all the qualities of an Alpha Female and I want to dig into their lives to get some nuggets of knowledge to help us all live happier, healthier lives balancing life & work.

Definition of an Alpha Female

An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony.

She is the brightest star in her constellation.  When an Alpha Female stays true to their authentic selves and their missions they shine.  An Alpha Female puts herself first because she deserves self-care and love. She knows that work/life harmony is found by staying true to your priorities and what makes you happy. She is never complacent about striving for better and nurtures relationships with all the people in her life.

Meet Amber Stratton!

Photo by: Anne-Marie Bouchard Photography

As Co-Founder and Owner of Pure Yoga and Pure Kitchen Amber has successfully built a brand that is known to Ottawa as not just a yoga studio and restaurant, but a lifestyle. Pure Yoga first opened their doors in 2012. In just 5 1/2 years Pure has grown into four studios, and soon to be three, Pure Kitchen Vegetarian Restaurants. Pure Yoga has recently expanded to Liberty Village in Toronto and has built a successful Online Yoga Studio, Pure Online. Ambers newest ventures include Ottawa’s hottest new bar and lounge, Charlotte and opening this past December a women’s clothing store called Tallow.

As a Yoga Teacher Amber is in her 11th year of teaching has over 1000hrs of training hours in classical hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga. She has been the lead on Pure Yoga Ottawa’s 200hr Teacher Training since 2015. Amber started leading yoga retreats in 2016 and has 4 retreats this upcoming year with destinations including Costa Rica and Italy.

Amber was named one of Ottawa’s Top Forty under 40 in 2014, she has been named top yoga instructor in Ottawa 3 times and has been a brand ambassador for Lululemon since 2007. Amber was a keynote speaker in 2015 at The Queen’s University Women in Leadership Conference as an expert on branding, a keynote speaker at The Ottawa Business Journal’s 2016 CEO talks and this year at Ottawa University’s Womens Aspire conference.  Pure Yoga has been named “Best Yoga Studio” 4 times and in 2016 Pure Kitchen won the BOB Award for “Best New Business of the Year”.

There are upcoming yoga retreats in Costa Rica March 11-18th and Italy April 28- May 4th

Instagram Handles: Amber’s Insta – @PureYogiAmber, Ottawa Yoga Studio – @PureYogaOttawa, The Online Yoga Studio – @PureOnline

Favourite Quote: Stop living your life as if you have a second chance

Definition of Happiness: I define my happiness around my relationships. I’m grateful for my friends, my co-workers and with my husband. At the end of the day, it’s the people you surround yourself with that support your happiness.

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