By Womaness Editors 2-Minute Read
Ericka Jones is here to make a difference. A seasoned leader with 20+ years in DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), she coaches individuals on inclusive leadership and partners with organizations to integrate DEI into their objectives. And as if that isn't enough, she also teaches yoga and meditation and is a lululemon ambassador. She founded Yoga Coalition, an initiative where she empowers and trains yoga studios in conscious inclusivity, equity, and diversity.
As a result, she's helping create environments where everyone feels welcome and represented in yoga spaces. Read on for a dose of inspiration from this change-maker.
First thing I do each morning
“Dinacharya, an Ayurvedic tool of a daily routine, yoga, meditation, prayer, journal.”
Three things I always keep on my nightstand
“Rose Quartz stone, candle, flowers.”
My go-to beauty hack or wellness ritual
“Beauty hack: going on 13 years of weekly blow-outs and facials. Wellness ritual: meditation, yoga, and movement.”
“You have your own timeline and you will arrive on time.”
My inner age (the age I really feel) and why
“34. I was living in NYC and my world drastically expanded. The city makes you grow up quickly. It can take you out one day, then build you up the next. This was also a period when I experienced a lot of grief in my family and the NYC way taught me to not let myself get completely knocked down. Get up, look up, and keep moving.”
Advice I would give to my younger self
“Will this matter in 5 years? If no, then don't give it much energy now.
Be in and enjoy this present moment.
You can define your marital and motherly status at a later age if you choose. Don't fall to the social pressure around you or at large. You have your own timeline and you will arrive on time.
To appreciate the relationships you have. They are not disposable; be tender with them. They nurtured you at one season in your life; they will always come back to teach something later in life when you least expect it ”
We don’t believe in “The Pause.” Tell us, what are you not pausing on?
“Feeling vibrant and filled with vitality. Not pausing to stop feeling sensual, sexual, and youthfully spirited. My sense of fashion—wear it!”
What's your favorite Womaness product?
“The Works smoothing all-over body cream—keeps the skin supple!”
Word that best describes your Womaness
“Realness. Sexiness. Fierceness. Tenderness.”