“I discovered my yoga practice when I was going through a really tough time; I instantly fell in love with the way I started to feel and how much it taught me about myself,” says Halee Ruggiero, founder of Inhales Wellness. The Hall of Femme honoree received her teaching certificate in 2018 and opened her New York-based yoga studio in 2022; Inhales Wellness is a collection of wellness experiences offering hot yoga and barre classes, matcha, plants and organic wines. “I knew this was something I needed to teach and share with others because of how much it helped me,” she says.
Halee’s favorite part of the job is getting to connect with amazing people and hold space for whoever comes through the door. She defines success as having the ability to live life on her own terms and according to her deepest values. “I value authenticity, connection and overall health and wellness,” she says. “My work allows me to bring all of that into one place and provide a wellness sanctuary for others.”Find Halee on Instagram.