44 www.ReadMPM.com | www.MountPleasantMagazine.com | www.MountPleasantPodcast.com Labeling Tricia Hughey a strong woman is an understatement. First of all, she’s been practicing yoga for over 20 years. For the co-owner of Yoga Daily, finding zen through yoga and meditation is practically second nature, and it’s helped shape her remarkable resilience and can-do attitude. However, both of those strengths were put to the test in 2023, when not one, but two unexpected disasters threatened her studio and way of life. Hughey originally studied cooking in New York and aspired to open her own café, but 12 years of managing a Mount Pleasant-based restaurant caused her to question what she really wanted to do in life. Hughey turned to yoga to help cope with the daily stresses of restaurant life and, in doing so, found her true passion and calling. “I loved it, and I couldn’t shut up about it,” said Hughey. “I completed my first teacher training and was still Zen and Resilience Local yoga studio overcomes all odds BY SHERRY WHITING our town Tricia Hughey smiling through adversity.