Mitzi Connell
Updated November 2014
Do Something Epic.

I’m Mitzi Connell and I stay busy teaching & sharing what the view is like from Beyond Maxed Out. I’ve walked away from “security” several times to do the stuff that others dream about doing, but are too scared to try. I’ve taken giant leaps off proverbial high cliffs and found my wings on the way down. I’ve built brands, businesses, concepts, events. I have felt like a success. I have felt like a failure. I’ve experienced firsthand the physical, mental, and emotional damage that happens when burnout arrives. I’ve also learned how to heal from it.

Connect with me & discover what could be different in your life if you chose to stop playing small! Learn to look fear in the eye, give it a sexy wink, and do the scary sh*t anyway. Find ways to stay connected to Self, going to your own personal edge, and taking measures all the while to avoid burnout.

Too late? Already burned out, drained, numb, and paralyzed with no knowledge of what to do next? Let’s talk. I’ll show you how to recover…to soften…to breathe deeply…to find ease…and to create wiser ways to share your massive talents with the world again.

There is wisdom on the other side of all of this. I would be honored to help you discover it for yourself.

I’m an intuitive entrepreneur, sharing the superior health & wellness solutions of Isagenix.

I'm a Hatha Yoga teacher. Every year, I organize the largest yoga event in North Alabama: Rocket City Yoga Week – bringing our entire yoga community together on the mat for 7 days of free

Timeline

Radio Sales Executive

  • WHMA
  • Oct 10, 1994 - Jun 14, 1996

Staffing Manager

  • Randstad Staffing
  • Jun 17, 1996 - Mar 31, 1999

Personal Chef

  • Best Dishes To You
  • Feb 1, 1999 - Mar 10, 2006
  • Full-service personal chef, creating customized menus & healthy meals for busy professionals

411 Call Center Recruiter

  • Deltacom
  • Apr 5, 1999 - Sep 10, 2004

Promoted to Sr. Sales Recruiter

  • Deltacom
  • Sep 13, 2004 - Jun 9, 2006

Global Recruiter & Project Planner

  • Sanmina-SCI
  • Jun 19, 2006 - May 1, 2009

Entrepreneur

  • Mitzi Connell
  • May 4, 2009 - Current
  • Since 2009, I've been a Hatha yoga teacher, offering private sessions, workshops, customized Align & Wine events, corporate wellness programs, and yoga for professional athletes. I've been the yoga teacher for Milwaukee Brewers' AA baseball team, the Huntsville Stars. TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS • Registered with Yoga Alliance at E-RYT200® level • Trained & certified by White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA • Possess Federal Security Clearance: MBI, Level 5 – Moderate Risk Public Trust. (Adjudication date: 02/10/2012)

Host

  • Rocket City Yoga Week 2013
  • Jun 10, 2013
  • The inaugural Rocket City Yoga Week launched with 12 teachers offering 24 classes. By week's end, we had taught almost 700 students! My final class under the Saturn V Rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center had 108 students.

Host

  • Rocket City Yoga Week 2014
  • Jun 2, 2014
  • The 2nd annual Rocket City Yoga Week's totals doubled & tripled the 2013 numbers. This year, we had 25 teachers offering 58 classes. My final class under the Saturn V Rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center had 241 students and our total attendance for the week was 2000 students.

Creator & Host

  • Align & Wine started
  • Oct 7, 2010
  • In late 2010, I was invited to teach yoga at the Huntsville Museum of Art - their business hours were changing and they planned to stay open later for 1 night a week. I proposed the concept of Align & Wine – a yoga class for any level, followed by noshing, sipping & laughing. My vision was to create a one-of-a-kind event that brought yoga, food, wine, laughter, friendship, and the Huntsville community together.My plan worked! In the 3 years I taught Align & Wine, it attracted folks from all over the world. I’ve had the pleasure of rolling out a yoga mat with folks from Japan, Russia, Canada, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Australia, Germany, England, Ireland…and from every corner of the United States. I no longer teach at the museum of art, however, I now offer private Align & Wine parties – a wonderful evening good for the body, heart, mind, soul…and the belly!

Healthy Huntsville 2012

  • Voted Huntsville's Healthiest Woman
  • Aug 4, 2012
  • Healthy Huntsville 2012 wrapped up with an awards ceremony in August. Joe Martin and I won Huntsville's Healthiest Man and Woman!

BNI

  • Chapter Vice-President (10/12-present)
  • Aug 7, 2012
  • "With over 150,000 members worldwide, BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 5.4 million referrals resulting in $6.5 billion dollars' worth of business for its members. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals." ~BNI website

Co-Owner

  • Yoga HoM
  • Sep 10, 2012 - May 30, 2014
  • Created a beautiful, spacious yoga studio, nestled sweetly in downtown Huntsville. Hosted & taught yoga classes, workshops, & Align & Wine. Brought in guest teachers for special events. Conceptualized & managed studio's website. Created studio's social media platforms. Designed studio logo and generated ongoing email campaigns utilizing Constant Contact & Robly.

Creator & Organizer

  • Rocket City Yoga Week
  • Feb 1, 2012 - Current
  • I created the largest yoga event in Huntsville. 2014 Rocket City Yoga Week (Huntsville, AL) 24 teachers, 58 classes, 2000 students. The mission of every Yoga Week I create: • Bring the benefits of numerous types of yoga to people of all ages & stages. • Showcase the community's diverse and talented collection of yoga teachers. • Promote beautiful venues in each community. • Increase health, wellness, balance, and a sense of community. • Help alleviate stress, tension, and body-mind disconnection.
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Vital Stats
36
Times I've considered writing a book
15
years I've been on my yoga mat
8000
total yoga students taught since 2009