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   "I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

-Dr. Maya Angelou

bout Me

Why Yoga?

lululemon
Ambassador

Harbor East, Baltimore, MD, USA

It means a lot to me to connect with brands and organizations that care about community. lululemon goes above and beyond. Not to mention, their clothes are amazing!

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I have been in the wellness industry for almost 20 years.

What started out as a way to get my body back after giving birth to 3 sons grew into a full blown lifestyle and career.

 

At first, I thought of being healthy as having 6-pack abs, sculpted arms, and a toned booty.

 

After experiencing a number of injuries, stress, and even chronic allergies, I learned that being healthy is the total package.

 

You have to take care of yourself, mind, body, and soul. 

 

   After advice from a doctor about whether to get surgery on my knee or not,

I gradually shifted into the yogic lifestyle.

 

Not only did I change the way I worked out, I changed the way that I ate; finally becoming vegan in 2017. 

Trauma Informed Yoga Initative

In 2018, thanks to the “here to be” grant from lululemon, and community support, I founded the Be More Yoga Community.

 

We are a grassroots initiative that uses yoga and wellness events to heal the effects that chronic stress and trauma have on the mind and body.

 

We are making yoga accessible to people, particularly in the Baltimore African-American Community.

 

Our classes welcome people from all backgrounds, body types, ages, and genders, no matter their sexual orientation or financial status. 

Education + Certifications:

Patanjali/Iyengar Therapeutic Yoga

Trauma Informed Care, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAHMSA)

Suspension Training, Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX)

 

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Method Baltimore Training

National Strength Training Professionals Association (NSPA) Personal Training

 

Primary Aerobic Instructor Certification, American Aerobic Association International (AAAI) & International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA)

Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)

Spinal Stabilization Training Program, Esquerre Fitness Group

 

Aunsara Yoga Immersion

Usui Reiki, Graceful Empowerment

 

Yoni Breathing & Pelvic Strengthening, Graceful Empowerment

Cancer Exercise Specialist Training, Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI)

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Wellness is my passion. I'm here to help you to lead a vibrant life that is full of meaningful community connections, fun experiences, and movement therapy! 

For my entire life, there has always been a camera around.

Both my father and maternal grandfather are avid photographers. They passed their passion for capturing moments in time with the camera down to me. Not only do I enjoy being in front of the camera, I enjoy being behind it as well. For me, photos are a way to journal family and community history.

Papermoon Diner-Baltimore
Mom and Dad
I Made My Sister's Wedding Cake
The Boy's With Santa
Padmasana: Lotus Pose
I love Baltimore
My Siblings & Me
Me, Granddaddy, & Mom
Dark can not push out darkness. Only light can do that.
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My Life in Pictures

“The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.”

-B.K.S. Iyengar