About Us

Mission

Baobab* Wellness was founded to help foster a greater mind, body and soul connection through exercise, nutrition and meditation. What you do to one part of yourself affects the others. Baobab will be the resource to facilitate the outweighing of detrimental acts with positive ones. You’ll be on your way to the best, healthiest you in no time!

Who Are We?

(c) 2012 Marcin Kaliski

Krishna Davenport, Co-founder, has always lived an active life, from her early days dancing with a prestigious dance company to over 10 years practicing Hatha Yoga. In 2011, she noticed that her upper body strength was almost non existent and she didn’t like it at all. A friend recommended she join Crossfit, which changed her life. it wasn’t until a night out that Krishna recognized a lot of the women in her circle were out of shape and could use the same guidance she was given, and so Baobab was born. Krishna’s belief is that even the busiest woman can fit in 15 minutes to better herself if given the tools. When Krishna is not working out she spends her days navigating the murky waters of Wall Street, motherhood and blogging. Check out her random life in NY at RandomNYCSarcasm.

 

 

(c) 2012 Marcin Kaliski

Raquel Penzo, Co-founder, lived a sedentary and passive life for years until 2010 when she found herself at a whopping 200lbs with feet, knee and back issues, and bouts of depression. She’s since taken that health scare and turned it into a positive change, devoting most of her time to finding fun and healthy ways to keep active and nourish her entire self. Now she is on a journey toward wellness through yoga, meditation, dancing and strength training; it seemed only right to help found Baobab and bring this joy into other women’s lives. The rest of the time Raquel fancies herself a writer, mother, and baseball and soca music enthusiast. You can read more about her fitness journey, as well as other crazy shenanigans, on her alter ego’s website, The Jaded NYer.

 

*The Baobab Tree is found in Africa, India and Australia. It is known as the Tree of Life because it can provide food (its fruit is the ‘monkey bread’ and the leaves are used for medicine and condiments), shelter (the trunks are hollowed out for dwellings) and clothing (rope and cloth derives from its bark).