YTT Graduation 1

(pictured: our Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training class, and our Teachers, on our graduation day in Summer 2019)

I want to co-create the lived experience and expression of my personal life, and in my work life (including academia).

Some of this is rooted in my lineage of freedom fighters. Some of this is rooted in my love of Black feminist writers. And some of this is rooted in my practice of yoga and meditation.

I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 with a certification from Sacred Chill {West}, under the teaching and training of Octavia Raheem and Meryl Arnett. I am also completed the 300hr Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Certification.

I first stepped onto a yoga mat in the summer of 2004. Grief and work-related burnout brought me to the mat then, and continued to bring me back to the practices and teachings, no matter how long I stepped away.  Being in an inclusive and social justice oriented community, rooted in liberatory praxis at Sacred Chill {West} in Atlanta, Georgia helped me to commit to the teachings and practices in 2017. My curiosity about the connection between my research and my personal experiences led me to Yoga + Meditation Teacher Training there with Octavia Raheem and Meryl Arnett in 2018.  I have also studied with and respect the teachings of Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Tracee Stanley, Chanti Tacoronte-Perez and my friends and family.

Off the mat, I teach organizational behavior and I do research on work, equity, and wellness. I do my best to bridge my research with practice in my daily living, in the classroom and through WHOLE - a community for Black Indigenous and Women of Color (BIWOC) in academia .

I am a lover of the sun, snacks, community centered work, astrology, books, languages, and music.  To learn more about what I do off the mat, click HERE.

You may find me in several places. But no matter where you find me, I will invite you to feel connected, to access your wholeness, to laugh, and to feel free. No matter what.


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