YogaBellies tame the Dragons’

Mum of one and founder of YogaBellies® Cheryl MacDonald, along with her husband and pregnant YogaBellies teacher, Sophie Keil will appear on Dragons’ Den this coming Sunday. The den falls into unusual serenity when this Glasgow couple demo their women’s yoga franchise….

Picture2The busy mum and author of the recently published Birth ROCKS, started YogaBellies after the birth of her son three years ago. Cheryl hoped to combine her passion for Yoga with that of being a mother. “Being pregnant and giving birth to my son was the most amazing time of my life,” Cheryl says. “I have practiced Yoga for a number of years and found it was something that really helped me throughout the key stages of my life. I wanted to help other women to have the same experience that I had and to enable them to work around their family and love what they do.”

The successful businesswoman (who was a business analyst previously) now has over 80 YogaBellies franchisees across three continents. YogaBellies teachers are given complete training in the unique YogaBellies techniques and run their own socially-conscious YogaBellies business, offer the classes in their local area. “You don’t need to have lots of practical yoga experience to join us, anyone can master the physical aspects of yoga. We want teachers who can demonstrate their willingness to support other women, work around their family and be truly committed to YogaBellies philosophies.”

Cheryl was recently been handpicked as one of the “Top 100 Mums in Business” and was nominated for “Mumprenuer Champion” at the MumsClub 2012 awards. In addition to this, Cheryl also made the finals of Women of the Year 2012 award and YogaBellies as an organization was a finalist in the Working Mums Employer of the Year awards[i] and were finalists in the What’s on 4 Little One’s Best Pre and Post Natal activity award.


[i] MumsClub Awards 2012 official website –

The show will be broadcast next Sunday evening and Cheryl will be available for interviews and comments after the show has aired. You can watch a clip of the show trailer here


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