Blair Fillingham, owner of the virtual yoga studio MTRNL, based in Carnation, recently received the Made It Award from Romper.com. (Courtesy Photo)

Blair Fillingham, owner of the virtual yoga studio MTRNL, based in Carnation, recently received the Made It Award from Romper.com. (Courtesy Photo)

Carnation woman wins New York mom-entrepreneur award for virtual yoga studio

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:38pm
  • Business

Blair Fillingham, a Carnation business owner, was flown to New York recently to receive a “Made It Award” from New York-millennial-moms website, Romper.com. The Made It Awards were created to honor women who dreamed up a new product, idea, or business and made it a reality – for themselves, their kids, and for other women. They are presented to 10 women across the U.S.

Fillingham received the award for creating a virtual yoga studio called MTRNL. Casses specialize in prenatal and postnatal yoga, and moms from around the world join her via live video at her home in Stillwater.

“There are some incredible yoga studios and master teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley, so when I decided I wanted to create my own studio I knew that I did not want to compete with the established studios,” said Fillingham. “Also, I have students that I love and miss from when I taught in Seattle. I wanted to make it easy for them to continue doing my classes.”

Fillingham was born in Australia, moved to Singapore in 2004, and to the Pacific Northwest in 2008. She is married to her high school sweetheart from Wagga Wagga, Australia. The mother of two has practiced yoga for more than 10 years and taught prenatal yoga for more than three years. She also has 15 years of marketing and communications experience with technology companies.

She was nominated by a mentor, Kristina Libby, CEO of GetSoCu. Libby said “Blair is a remarkable woman. She has created a business that helps prepare women for motherhood, and then support them once they become a mother. In essence, her company MTRNL is an online yoga studio teaching pre-natal yoga to expectant and post-birth mothers. In just a few months she’s grow from a small start up to a revenue positive model with moms from America to Australia on the platform!”

Learn more at mtrnl.com.


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