International Women's Day
Today we celebrate International Women's Day. It's a day to reflect on how far we have come and yet, how far we still have to go to achieve gender equality and equity.
Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognises that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. As Susan K Gardner shares, "equality is giving everyone a shoe, equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits."
Our mission at Yogi Peace Club is to build a community and workplace, where women can find connection, enliven their senses and feel supported to strengthen and thrive in their lives.
Ways we create a more equal workplace include;
• We are an all women team who feel supported in the workplace.
• We collaborate and support women who empower others through yoga studios and retreats.
• We celebrate and support women artists and teachers through ambassador programs.
• Encouraging self healing and empowerment through the practise of Yoga via social media.
The yoga world is filled with empowered and inspirational women. This space is sacred, it is a place where women can come together without ego, competitiveness, comparison, inequality and fear. It is a space where women can simply and authentically be. It gives the tools of ancient practice to ground, release and regulate, as well as calm the mind and strengthen the body.
As women we are pulled in so many directions in this fast paced world, as mothers, students, grandmothers, carers and also with working long hours and financial burdens due to challenges in life. So coming to our yoga mats is a time to feel grounded and maybe gather perspective on life's struggles.
Women who we work with, who we honour and celebrate in this space, for their authenticity and dedication to empower women are:
Meet Em the founder of Yogi Peace Club
My name is Em, I'm the Founder of Yogi Peace Club, based at Bells Beach Australia, along the Wathawurrung coastline. We create slow-made, non mass-produced yoga products for the ecologically minded yogi.
As a practising Yogi teacher, I have been designing and testing Yoga Mats for over 8 years. I love to share our products with fellow teachers and students, to ensure that our range is designed for longevity, made sustainably and also perform at home or in the studio.
YPC is a purpose-driven business and yoga brand that aims to build an authentic community of like minded Yogis. We are invested in designing for longevity and committed to creating beautiful, functional and sustainable yoga products, that give back to Carbon Positive Australia - a non-for profit organisation that aims to restore Australian land and reproduce natural ecosystems with the planting of native Australian trees.
Why did you create Yogi peace Club?
I am driven by a desire to create yoga products that inspire people to simply get on on their yoga mats to do yoga. It is so good for you!
Best Thing About owning your own business?
The ability to dream and create. To immerse myself in the joy of yoga practice, colour and print and hopefully inspiring other people to do so too. Everyday is different so i'm always learning and growing.
What does it take to start your own business?
It takes a strong sense of belief. I have to tap into my inner strength and self confidence daily. I have leant that if I lack confidence, those that surround me do so too. I manifest a clear vision daily of clarity and gratitude.
Hardest thing about owning your own business?
Challenges always present but I have learnt patience and resilience enough to overcome them. Its a cliche but you can never give up on your dream.