I love side stretching, coffee, chocolate, rhyming, drag queens, dinosaurs, and feeling honored to be a 21st century Taurus earthling. With a Master’s in Public Health, I hold experience in biological, social, psychological and race-related research, behavioral health programming, trauma-informed care, and conducting youth and community education workshops.
In January 2018, I was certified by Yogis in Service (YIS) for trauma-informed yoga teaching, and I use the YIS evidenced-based “12 Principles of Growth” to structure my yoga classes. Being a trauma-informed yoga teacher means that I am mindful that everyone in the class comes to their mat with different lived experiences and different levels of abilities and willingness to move their bodies. My goal is to bring continuous access of yoga, self-care, and resilience workshops to my community.
As a lightworker, I am sensitive to the chronic traumas that my people face, and have worked to support the elimination of stressors my community endures in this highly racialized society. I love working with all types of people of different ages, abilities and identities, because I love all my people and wish we all felt secure in knowing we belong here!
Yoga for me means embodying peace in life through an exchange of energy with my body, the earth, and the stars. Since practicing yoga, I have felt myself mature into a greater sense of calmness and equanimity when it comes to situations that used to stress me out and take me out of alignment. My practice has been rewarding on the mat, as much as it has positively impacted how I navigate life off of the mat. Yoga means I can rest in the knowing that I have the power to manifest my visions in life, thrive over challenges, and accessibly empower others to do the same. I believe yoga is the basis of self-care, providing a galactic foundation for holistic health and wellness.
The black GEM space shop also features an aromatic yoga mat spray, Sphinx Spray, which is a clary sage and lavender essential oil natural disinfectant. We also offer a Black Sugar Scrub, to mindfully exfoliate surface toxins for use before or after you roughage up and clear away internal toxins through your yoga practice.
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As my business’s slogan goes: The Galaxy is Black.
We are from the Earth, We are from the Galaxy!
Yoga Styles and Wellness Specialties:
- Yin Yoga
- Chair Yoga
- Trauma-Informed Yoga
- Social Justice Mindfulness
- Sound Healing
- Mandala Meditation
- Mindful Eating
- Visualization Activities for Goal Setting and Manifestation
- Positive Racial Identity Mantras
Certification Schools and Registries:
- 200HR: Yogis in Service, Catherine Cook-Cottone, 2017
- Yoga Alliance: RYT-200
- Private In-Person Sessions
- Private Virtual Sessions