Yo Soy Candle is a handmade, eco-conscious, affirmation candle company based in Portland, Oregon, owned and operated by Leslie Abrams.
In 2010, Leslie decided to quit her full-time job and immediately left for Costa Rica to study to be a yoga instructor in the jungle! After she returned from this life altering experience she began teaching yoga full time and practicing affirmations daily as a way to empower confidence and worthiness as a new teacher.
“Yo Soy,” a Spanish phrase meaning I AM are two empowering words that create your reality. Along Leslie’s journey as a yoga student and teacher, she realized the power and importance of setting an intention at the beginning of each day. Adding affirmations to the candles is just a natural extension of Leslie’s personality and life. She believes that we all get to choose our attitudes and perception of life every day, and affirmations can be that helpful tool to steer us in a positive and intentional direction.
In early 2016, Leslie and her husband left their home in Atlanta to venture on a creative journey to the PNW. Since then, Leslie has taken on Yo Soy as her full-time career and is consistently encouraging her Portland community to share their most authentic, playful and creative selves with the world by empowering a positive mindset through I AM statements!