About

OUR BRAND

Founded in 2019 by Ji Bowlus after her acquisition of Magic Carpet Yoga Mats, Take Care Space, a woman of color-owned business,  exists to advocate for self-care as a necessity for all, not a luxury for a select few. Collaborating with artists, makers, writers, healers, and coaches, Take Care Space offers: 

  • Beautifully intentional products that honor the sacred practice of self care, including yoga mats with vibrant, hand-painted designs commissioned by female artists and printed with sustainable UV cured ink.
  • Original content that fosters and celebrates authentic joy, personal growth and resilience;
  • Socially conscious partnerships with aligned individuals and organizations;
  • Curated spaces and like-minded communities who inspire love and nurture the human spirit.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe that love starts from within and that everyone is worthy.

We believe that size matters only when it comes to heart or spirit.

We believe in diversity, inclusivity and acceptance.

We believe in the beauty found in all shapes, colors, and sizes. 

We believe that self care is community care.

We believe that kindness and compassion can change the world.

We believe in taking care of ourselves, each other and our planet.

We believe in you.


OUR FOUNDER

Ji Bowlus is the heart-centered, woman of color founder and Chief Care Officer of Take Care Space. And she has made a career of connecting others and inspiring them to action.

Bowlus spent years successfully leading Brand Partnership teams at Genius and Complex Media, leveraging relationships with celebrities and artists to tell stories that impacted millions of people on behalf of her brand clients. 

Equally as meaningful, she has made a personal career out of learning how to care for herself well. Ji’s story is one of recovery from severe trauma and addiction and the journey to self love has been her lifeline. 

“I’ve been able to find serenity by doing my inner work in community, quieting the mind in meditation, listening to my body in yoga, and learning to love and accept myself. While I have no control of people, places, or things, I can absolutely control how I treat myself and others. These truths fueled my desire to create Take Care Space, a vision that is bigger than yoga mats, while also celebrating the idea that even a 24x70 space can be someone’s physical ‘Take Care Space,’ Bowlus says.

Ji lives with her husband, bonus son and a house full of animals in the Bay Area. When she's not building her brand, you can find her channeling her inner Margaret Cho, hiking with the family or dancing to old school hip hop, which she says is the best kind.