Founder of Enlighten!
Tell us about yourself!
Hi! My name is Jaclyn Antoinette
I am originally from Westchester County, New York and now live in the Newtown Connecticut with my husband Adam, my three children and two dogs.
What business did you start?
I opened Enlighten Infrared Sauna Studio in September 2019. Located in Bethel, Ct, we offer infrared sauna services, provide health workshops as well as a wellness boutique. We serve surrounding towns in Fairfield County as well as Putnam County and Westchester County.
What inspired you to start this business?
After teaching foreign language for five years I left the industry and raised my three children. I had also coached cheerleading for 10 years. When I decided to go back to work, I knew I wanted to do something geared towards wellness. I loved infrared saunas and personally used them due to a back injury, so I was very passionate about the health benefits. There wasn’t any local access to a studio, so I took a leap of faith and decided to open my own!
If you could give advice to a woman who is thinking of starting a business, what would it be?
If I can offer advice to any woman wanting to open their own business it’s, take the leap of faith. You will never regret not doing something even if it fails you. You will always regret the what ifs.
What makes you feel most fabulous with being an entrepreneur?
What I enjoy most about being an entrepreneur is the flexibility. I can be there for my kids all while still pursuing a career for myself. I love being a part of community and most importantly, sharing my passion of wellness with the world.