Time to celebrate International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is all about coming together to celebrate the power of women while recognizing those who are making a difference in the world today. With health and wellness at the forefront, it’s time to showcase some of the successful entrepreneurs that are leading the way in the wellness world! 

Niyama Wellness | Jillian Mariani, Founder

FOCUS: Supporting fitness lovers and yogis with plant-based supplements

With over 20 years of experience in the natural health space, an MBA from Schulich School of Business and a diploma in Nutritional Management from George Brown, Niyama Yoga Wellness Founder, Jillian Mariani decided to turn her passion for yoga and wellness into her own business. After working for many health brands including Jamieson Vitamins for years, Jillian fulfilled a long-held dream of completing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and began leading vinyasa classes. Her extensive corporate experience and passion for yoga, plant-based living, and everything in between motivated her to create an all-natural, vegan, yoga-inspired line of supplements to nourish and support yogis and fitness lovers on their path to sustainable wellness.

Add a little pep to your practice or workout with our favourite Green Energy Pre-Vinyasa Energizer -Caffeine-free Pre-Workout from Niyama Yoga Wellness.

The Wellness Market | Natalie Kehren & Dr. Erica Arcuri

FOCUS: Introducing wellness and naturotherapies to the masses

Sharing the same love and passion for holistic health and wellness, CEO of Holistic World Healing, Natalie Kehren, and Well BYND owner, Doctor Erica Arcuri, joined forces to create a space that could connect small wellness businesses with the community and The Wellness Market was born. With over 50+ local and small business ranging from organic skincare and supplements to fresh florals, The Wellness Market is a space for men and women to discover the world of self-love, self-care, and well-being while enjoying different activities such as yoga, meditation, workshops, and mini sessions with natural & holistic practitioners such as Naturopathic Doctors, Acupuncturists, Tarot Card Readers, Reiki Masters and more.

We love the Facial Cupping Set – Well BYND to help increase circulation, boost collagen and relax any tight muscles on the face.

BAO Laboratory | Julia Bao, Founder

FOCUS: Science-Backed Skincare

It all started when Toronto chemist, Julia Bao, felt discouraged by the long, complicated list of ingredients that came with some of her skincare products. She decided to take matters into her own hands and went on her entrepreneurial journey doing what she does best: researching, experimenting, and developing formulas. Julia’s motivation was to use a science-based approach to develop high-quality, Canadian-made, natural products designed to improve the skincare industry and help people across the globe to enhance their skin’s health using nature’s finest ingredients.

Try the Midnight Mirage Antioxidation Facial Oil, which helps your skin recover from damages as a result of environmental toxins. 

OAK AR | Kalin Moon

FOCUS: Educating future generations through an eco-friendly gaming app

After over a decade of producing, writing, directing and research experience in digital media and working for media outlets such as VICE, BBC, History and Discovery, Tree Tap Adventure Creative Director and Co-creator Kalin Moon had one goal in mind: to make a difference in the health of our planet with just one tap. Tree Tap Adventure is a children’s mobile game that blends casual gaming with environmental education by allowing players to plant and grow their own virtual forest. With carefully selected planting partners, Tree Tap Adventures will be able to plant real-life forests, planting 1 tree for every app download.

In Tree Tap Adventure – Mobile App you grow and design trees to help your forest friends rebuild their home- be on the lookout because it’s coming soon!

Aurélia Hoang

FOCUS: Designing bespoke wedding gowns for unconventional brides

Versailles France Native Aurélia Hoang began her fashion journey over 14 years ago when she studied at Istituto Marangoni in Milan Italy. After completing her studies, she went on to work for renowned designers such as Kenzo, Isabel Marant and Véronique Leroy in Paris, France. Aurélia’s passion and love for drawing and painting pushed her to start designing her own unique, bespoke wedding gowns made of luxurious fabrics back in 2010. In early 2020, Aurélia relocated to Toronto, Ontario to introduce her designs to the Canadian wedding landscape, giving brides a wide variety of boho and elegant dresses to choose from. 

Be sure to check out the Aurélia Hoang Eclipse Collection 2021 – it’s so dreamy!

Happy International Women’s Day!