Thrilled to be interviewed by The Canberra Times very own Bree Element:
“I was in a yoga class one Sunday morning and noticed how energised the room was – lots of people were wearing bright and colourful tights and it made me feel happy,” she recalls.
“But when I looked back down at my boring old mat, I remember thinking why do yoga tights get all the fun? And why are yoga mats always so boring?
“That afternoon, I started investigating how to make my own colourful yoga mat.”
That Mat is Mine – a personalised yoga mat available in seven designs – is now owned by influencers like Lola Berry, The MerryMaker Sisters, Rachael Finch and Revie Jane, and even body positive warrior Taryn Brumfitt – of Embrace movie fame – has one.
De Luca’s “beyond happy” her mats are resonating with women, but not because she’s yoga obsessed. Her mats are more about “allowing women to reclaim time and space for themselves”.
“Yoga is something I’ve done on and off for years because it’s a way for me to get out of my own head,” she says.
“Between work and looking after young kids, I realised about two years ago that I wasn’t making any time for myself. I’d ditched all the things that made me feel happy and I was cranky a lot of the time.
“I turned to yoga in an attempt to change that and That Mat became a special space. That Mat gave me time to myself.
”That Mat helped me rediscover the person I’d lost.”
More info at www.thatmatismine.com