This week on HER Conversations my guest is Stacie Graham, founder of Yoga and Holistic Wellness company OYA Retreats. Her company has a very specific USP in that it caters solely to women of colour.
Personally, I have never felt exclusion or if there was any, paid attention to comments or questions about my presence in mainstream yoga spaces. However, I now realise that my curiosity outweighed any desire for representation which again makes me a minority, therefore, the work that Stacie does is needed at present.
This episode is for everybody. Women of colour can know that there is a safe environment for them to explore yoga and holistic offerings and women who do not identify as such can become aware of why companies like OYA exist.
During our conversation Stacie shares:
Instances, where she felt being a woman of colour, has been an issue in mainstream classes
How coming to events by OYA serves to address those issues
And why she thinks the work may never be done
Find out more about OYA Retreats at www.oyaretreats.com