From “The Start-up That’s Driving Black Women to Yoga” by Ashley Weatherford. View full article in New York Magazine here.
What is Black Girl in Om (BGIO)?
We promote holistic wellness and inner beauty for women of color through our online publication, as well as various pop-up yoga and meditation events. We speak to encouraging more self-love and self-care for communities of color. Most of our classes are $15. We’re really intentional about providing accessible, affordable classes, while also simultaneously stressing the importance of investing in yoga. I personally believe that if you want to be well in a holistic sense, then you really must invest time and money in it too.
We started in November , in the living room of my mentor’s place. Since then, it has spiraled out of control in the most beautiful of ways. There are people all over the world who are inspired by what we’re doing and how we’re going about it. Yesterday I got an email from a woman in South Africa. Last week, I got an email from a woman in Texas. - Lauren Ash
Photography by Tamon George.