Art for Inspiration’s Sake: Motivating One Yoga Mat at a Time
By her own admission, Camille Enkeboll is a classic California girl. A Los Angeles native and graduate of Beverly Hills High School, she also brought a distinctive Southern California sensibility with her when she relocated to New Jersey in 2012 that’s reflected in her artwork, which graces her line of yoga mats and yoga apparel.
Infused with inspirational words and phrases like “Trust,” “Balance,” “Empower” and “Speak My Simple Truth,” that same aesthetic becomes a vision board at your feet. Indeed, for Enkeboll, these are more than just words—they’ve become mantras for a single mother who’s conquering the trials of raising two kids with special needs, including a 7-year-old daughter who was born without her left forearm.
So when she paints “Breathe” across a yoga mat, she firmly believes she’s helping others endure the hardships in their own lives. Enkeboll lives in Hainesport and sells her products nationally under the name Consciously Cool Chick. These include inspirational yoga mats, which feature a non-toxic, microfiber surface, and a line of racer-back tank tops and sweatshirts, each designed with its own legend. Further, much as yoga, at its best, is simultaneously calming and empowering, so too are Enkeboll’s stylistic messages. “My work is intended to wake people up to inspiration and contributing to society. These goals are achievable through a love of self and others, a passion for peace, appreciation of the moment and authentically connecting with yourself and others.”