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Rolf Gates is the exemplar Yogapreneur. In addition to owning what was named one of Travel and Leisure’s top yoga studios in the world, Gates conducts teacher trainings all over the world, penned a popular book, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections of the Path of Yoga, offers DVDs and has added life coaching to his wellness stable.

With a past in social work and a legacy that includes six generations of ministry, being of service to his community seems to be his destiny. After battling an alcohol addiction, Gates credits his meditation and yoga practice in helping him feel more at peace and centered than ever before.

Gates has devoted his life to helping others see as he states, “time on the mat and on the meditation cushion offers someone the chance to live from the inside out.” His wellness endeavors continue to inspire others to face life’s challenges and we honor his dedication with a spot in this year’s Yogapreneur series.

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