• Minerve Jean

5 Inspirational #Blackyogis to Check Out

One of the most popular exercises that help promote mindfulness is yoga: a centuries-old form of exercise that can help decrease stress, relieve anxiety, and improve overall quality of life. We don’t see enough of ourselves represented in the world of yoga so we’ve decided to do some sleuthing around and bring you five Black Yogis you should be following!


1. Jessamyn Stanley


Jessamyn Stanley is an author, entrepreneur, and yoga teacher based in North Carolina.

She promotes wellness and body positivity and is the founder of “The Underbelly," a

wellness brand that offers on-demand streaming yoga classes and an online shop that you

can check out here. You can also follow Jessamyn on her Instagram.


2. Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts


Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts is an Atlanta-based yoga and meditation instructor who

teaches at Peloton and is the founder of Yoga, Literature, & Art Camp for Teen Girls at

Spelmen College. She also has a Ph.D. from the Division of Educational Studies at

Emory University and her work is primarily with marginalized communities. Check out

her Instagram!


3. Faith Hunter


Faith Hunter is a New York City-based Yoga teacher who also teaches yoga and

meditation internationally. She is the founder of Embrace OM, which aims to help and

inspire others on the basis of openness, acceptance, and providing accessible wellness.

Follow Faith on her Instagram!


4. Koya Webb


Koya Webb is an internationally renowned wellness leader, author, and entrepreneur

with more than 500 hours of teaching under her belt. She is also a vegan activist and

celebrity holistic health coach who hosts the Get Loved Up Podcast, which is centered on

self-care and eco-friendly living. You can follow her on her Instagram.


5. Tracee Stanley


Tracee Stanley is a yoga instructor whose work focuses on yoga nidra, meditation, self-

inquiry, and self-care. She is an author and founder of Empowered Life Circle, which you

can check out here. She is the host of the Radiant Rest Podcast. You can follow Tracee on

her Instagram.


If you’re looking to incorporate more wellness and mindfulness into your lifestyle, look no further than these five amazing platforms.


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Minerve Jean is a Haitian-born storyteller who shares her poetry and writings unapologetically. She believes in the power of words and their ability to help and heal. Her debut book, For The Secrets That Gave Themselves Away, is an anthology of raw poetry where she uses words to paint pictures that will resonate with the human soul. She has also contributed pieces to Hercampus, Orange and Blue Magazine and MLNNYC. In her free time, she likes to snack on Avocado toast and curl up with a good book.