About the New Owners
Inner Space Yoga and Meditation Supplies sells beautiful props designed by yoga practitioners for yoga practitioners. After years of using yoga bolsters and meditation cushions that were soft and drab, we wanted sturdy, vibrant products that bring joy and something fresh to our practice.
Used in high volume yoga studios up and down the east coast, we know our products withstand daily, heavy use. Our bolsters and cushions are built tough but are incredibly supportive. As owners, we are proud to share these products with you.
Tammy Kaousias, a business lawyer and entrepreneur, bought the company in 2014 and has grown the customer base and brand from a little-known Asheville focused company to what it is today.
Inner Space Yoga recently gained two new owners, Jill Frere and Rebecca Simmons.
We are all long time yoga practitioners and are committed to maintaining the high level of quality and beauty of the products, a hallmark of Inner Space Yoga products.
“I am so excited to have partners who are committed to the beauty and excellence of these products,” says Tammy. “They truly are the best yoga bolsters and meditation cushions. And with Jill and Rebecca at the helm, we are positioned to grow the company to the next level.”
Jill Frere, a certified 1000-hour Dharma Mittra yoga teacher and dance artist, joined Inner Space in 2020 and leaped at the chance to become an owner. Jill, a vegan who loves Karaoke, has mastered hand rolling the yoga bolsters which are sewn locally then perfectly stuffed with cotton batting from Morristown, TN. She mindfully manages the production side of the business, ships our products with handwritten notes to customers, and puts special care into her role that is reflected in all aspects of Inner Space products.
“Until now my main avenue for shifting culture has been through art and spiritual practices,” says Jill. “When I saw what an incredible impact these products have on people’s daily lives, I felt compelled to be involved as much as possible.”
Rebecca Simmons, a 200-hour certified yoga teacher and lifelong student of Iyengar Yoga, has taught using Inner Space products since 2015. An avid traveler, Rebecca has visited 22 countries, likes scuba diving and has a lifestyle blog called Simply Natural Mom. Ready for a new kind of adventure, she was honored to become an owner with these women who share a passion for yoga. Rebecca has a background in communications and is excited to share what makes these quality handmade products useful and beautifully unique.
“The opportunity to be an owner with other women, integrating my passion for yoga and my background in media and public relations was perfect for me. It’s an adventure I couldn’t pass up” said Simmons.