International Women’s Day – Women in Business


International Women’s Day – Women in Business Vanamala Mayr-Reisch Byron Shire Echo


I am thrilled to share that this article appeared for  the International Women’s under Women in Business in the The Byron Shire Echo Issue 34.39 – March 4, 2020: 


Vanamala Mayr-Reisch is a face yoga teacher, physiotherapist and Founder of Face Yoga Australia.

She came to Mullumbimby 23 years ago. Her love for this community, where mutual respect is the foundation for living together, shows in her work.

Her passion is to support women to believe in themselves, empowering them to live to their full potential. Face Yoga not only lifts your face naturally, but it also helps you to de-stress and feel confident.

When we meet someone, we look at their face first. It is where we show or hide our emotions and communicate whole stories through small changes in our muscles. To work with people’s faces and witness their profound transformation is fascinating and humbling.

People contact Vanamala from around the world for her unique approach and her diverse skillset, which she has accumulated through working with people over the past 35 years. Her latest project is to develop a YouTube channel and branch into corporate events.

When challenges arise, she sleeps on them, before following her inner compass. Often surprising solutions emerge which she didn’t see before.

Her advice to women starting in business: never give up. Rejection offers opportunities to refine

your approach. Celebrate small wins. Balance work and leisure.


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