Community Spotlight: RaVone Wortham
It takes a special woman to have a Ponya Band named after her, and RaVone Wortham certainly is that. Whether she’s teaching a yoga class, riding her Peloton, or just being active with her family, RaVone is welcoming, encouraging, and endlessly positive. She embodies exactly what Ponya stands for and shines as bright as her namesake Rave On band.
RaVone wears several hats, like many of us. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky and keeps busy with two wonderful sons, Michael (32) and DeVonte (28), and four grandsons. If that isn’t enough, outside of her full time job for a telecommunications company, she teaches yoga part time for 502 Power Yoga and Kentucky Yoga Initiative. To say she stays busy and on the move is an understatement. And Ponya Bands has become a big part of it.
RaVone found out about Ponya Bands via word of mouth four years ago from a yoga friend. “One day I found the Facebook page and found that Judy was set up in a trailer in the Highlands,” she explained. “I went to the trailer every week until my collection was somewhat complete.” Like so many of us Ponya fans, she was hooked!
The first band she tried was the Bamboo-Lined Sweatband. According to RaVone, “There was no turning back.” She likes that they actually stay put and keep the sweat out of her face/eyes and now has over 30 bands. Like chips, you certainly can’t have just one.
She loves all the bands but, if she had to choose a favorite, it would Rave On. You can probably guess why! It is bright, colorful and definitely a conversation starter, just like her. The band’s bold colors in an abstract chevron pattern give the band its unique look and make it easy to wear with a wide variety of colors. (Right now, we still have that pattern in Unlined Bands.)
RaVone is bearing with the pandemic like many of us but not letting it get her down. Her current goals are “to remain healthy, keep practicing and teaching yoga, ride my Peloton when I can, and live my life on purpose.”