Jemme Stewart & Hilda White
Jemme (right of photo): I was teaching yoga at City Yoga in Five Points; Hilda came to one of my classes, and over a period of time just chatting before and after class, we realized we had a common passion about mindfulness practices. That led to lots of lunches at The Gourmet Shop, and that’s where Upstream was first developed.
Hilda (left of photo): The Gourmet Shop was our think tank. At Upstream, we teach different types of meditation techniques to help people manage themselves and their own inner resources. We guide them to find strengths and capacities within themselves they may never have known were there.
Every phase of my life happened in Five Points.
We get to practice these skills that we really believe in, that have helped us in our own lives so much. We can go into class tired and come out lit up, because we love it so much. We love that we’re able to bring tools into this community that help people deal with stress.