In 2007, I finished a Master’s degree and moved halfway around the world to a small Pacific atoll named Majuro. While there I met an amazing black woman yoga teacher who became my mentor. I had tried yoga before, but never really felt seen by my instructors. My mentor not only saw me, but led me on a path to become a Kripalu certified yoga instructor. I would go on to become certified to teach Yoga Nidra and Mind Body Meditation.
Throughout my journey as a wellness practitioner, I have met many amazing teachers. But the connections that had the most impact for me were those with women who looked like me. I started this interview series because I wanted the chance to amplify the voices of some of the amazing black women wellness practitioners out there. I hope that you will join us for our chats and be able to pull some nuggets of wisdom from the things we have to share.
Black women are the pillars of our community. When we are well, our community is well. Unfortunately, our wellness often takes a back seat to the demands of life and living in a racist society. But it is never too late to take our power back and re-grow our wellness. You can find several resources on this site to guide you back.
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