Detroit native Sarah Larson Levey is shaking up the fitness industry with her unique and fast-growing yoga company called Y7 Studio. Read below to find out what inspires this driven leading lady.

{SS}: What is your current profession?  {SL}: I am the co-founder of Y7 Studio. I started Y7 to create a safe space where everyone can practice yoga in a fun and non-judgmental environment while listening to great music. 

{SS}: Tell us about your typical day.

{SL}: With 6 studios on either coast my days are far from typical, and I do not really have a structure.  I usually start my mornings with a giant coffee and answering emails.

My day always has a fitness class in it, check-ins with my studio managers and my operations director.  Right now we are building out our corporate office/teacher training space so that has been taking up a lot of my time.

{SS}: What do you love about your job?

{SL}: I love being able to connect with our clients and hear about what draws them to Y7 and our community.

{SS}: Any advice to those starting out in your profession?

{SL}: Beware of trends. There are so many fitness studios popping up, and a lot of them have no brand or identity and ultimately have no staying power. In order to build a powerful business you have to have goals that you stick to.

{SS}: What would you tell your 23-year-old self?

{SL}: Relax.

{SS}: Where do you, personally, get your daily news fix? {SL}: Huffington Post.

{SS}: What is your “Style Archetype?”

{SS}: Who is your Style Icon? {SL}: Nicola Peltz has great style.


{SS}: Where do you find style + fashion inspiration?  {SL}: My friends!

{SS}: What is your power song?  {SL}:  Teenage Crime by Adrian Lux

{SS}: Who inspires you and why?

{SL}: My friend Leland is absolutely incredible. She built her own PR firm, is a mother and a wife, and continues to crush her industry. She is everything I hope to be in a couple years.

{SS}: What are YOUR words to live by?

{SS}: Please share with us any of your favorite LOCAL stops in Detroit and in your local neighborhood.



I haven’t lived in Detroit for over 10 years, but I wish I could get back more to see all the amazing places popping up!

I do love Slows BBQ and Cadieux Cafe.





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