We all know Representation matters. I have been dipping my toe into trying out Yoga. When I decided to look into doing Yoga, one of the top things I was looking for was black women in Yoga. So I hunted through Instagram and to hopefully find some options and I was not disappointed. I am also lucky to know a few women whom I’ve met over the years that either teach Yoga classes or have their own studios. I have definitely made me feel significantly more comfortable to know that the teacher of the Yoga class looked like me. So here is a list of my favorite black women in Yoga.
I’ve known Jessamyn via social media like so many. Not only a woman of color but a plus-size woman of color sharing her passion for yoga with the world showed me that at my size it was totally possible. She’s also pretty damn dope!
I met Deanna a few years ago via my homegirl Kelly. Since meeting Deanna, I have followed her journey with Yoga and ultimately owning a Yoga studio in Brooklyn. I’ve also had the pleasure of taking one of her classes. She made me feel comfortable about my level of knowledge with yoga. I have to say she is the real deal for me.
I’ve followed Ronnie as a model for quite sometime. However, I have always loved her Yoga content as well. Based in Philly I’m always lowkey happy that she teaches as well. I know one day when I make it out to Philly, I’m taking a class.
Another peer of mine within the plus industry Paris has always been shared her health and fitness journey. Now that she is is a co-founder of her own yoga studio in Brooklyn, I have to make a stop by
I met Dara once and was completely taken by her. Both of us attended CurlFest 2018 with natural hair salon NappStar. In true fashion, after making small talk we exchanged IG handles and before you know I’m was sucked into her yoga content. She is a nurse by profession but also teaches yoga classes as well. She is also on my list to try outh
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