Ep. 016 - Questions for a Yogi #2 with Chelsea Loves Yoga

In this episode, Black Girl in Om Founder Lauren Ash and Art Director Deun Ivory chat with popular Atlanta based yogi Chelsea Loves Yoga. In this lively conversation, Chelsea shares how she turned to yoga, her passion for working with young women of color, and how she cultivates community through yoga. From studying black female ancestors to evaluating her own wellness practice, listeners will learn how Chelsea dives deep and brings her valuable work full circle. This episode is must-listen for anyone looking to learn more about yoga or deepen their yoga practice! Love this conversation? Follow along Chelsea's journey by following her on Instagram: @ChelseaLovesYoga. If you're ever in Atlanta, check out Chelsea's non-profit Red Clay Yoga.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT:

  • How Chelsea Love Yoga became a yogi
  • How Chelsea’s educational background and experiences have helped her bring yoga to young women of color
  • The connection between literacy, artistic expression and healing through yoga
  • Chelsea's latest book, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis
  • The benefits of yoga beyond the physical practice and what makes yoga a holistic lifestyle
  • Who Chelsea would love to practice yoga with

"I have a passion for working with young women." — @HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click to Tweet
“I didn't see a reflection of myself in yoga so I had to start something on my own”—@ChelseaJaya #BGIO Click to Tweet
“We concentrate a lot on how incarceration affects black men but what about young black women?” — @ChelseaJaya #BGIO Click to Tweet
“Yoga is a blueprint for how I am in the world” — @ChelseaJaya #BGIO Click to Tweet
“Every time I step on the mat I am practicing mindfulness” — @ChelseaJaya #BGIO Click to Tweet
“I love thinking of yoga as a lifestyle of love” — @deunivory #BGIO Click to Tweet
“There is often a resistance to yoga [but] there is so much good [in it] for you”—@HelloLaurenAsh #BGIO Click to Tweet