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Adrianne's Naturals on Yoga for All
Yoga has recently started to make an impression on the Black community as more and more people are making it the norm to be attentive to your mental and spiritual health. I, too, have started to incorporate yoga into my workouts: dedicating one day a week to reset my mind and body.
Adrianne's Naturals on Social Change
When it comes to social change in the Black community, I feel this year has opened up the eyes of the younger generations to the possibilities of becoming business owners, and the importance of being supportive and loyal to existing and developing Black businesses.
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Podcast: Don’t touch my opinion
Host: Brittany & Monique
Bio: Lifestyle. Culture. Debates
Monique’s POV on
I have always viewed yoga as my time to be still and observe all that’s going on inside. To say the least, that is not always an easy thing to do but once you ease the resistance and take a moment to drop into your body there is so much healing that happens. Yoga has been a lifeline for me through sadness, depression, happy times, and my strongest moments. The wonderful thing about yoga is there is no competition because your body and journey is uniquely yours. I enjoy the power I feel when I’ve finished a tough vinyasa flow and the calmness and grounding after a yin session. Yoga has always been there for me, and always will be, because yoga is me. Yoga is each and every one of us.
The current climate of the country has been especially tough with the countless murders of black and brown bodies at the hands of the police. On top of the trauma from seeing people who look just like you and the ones you love being brutally murdered we are in the middle of a pandemic. The fear of what the future holds can be so crippling and that is why I think it is important to allow yourself time and space to feel all the things you feel.
Health and Wellness
Health is the key life ingredient in my opinion. My father actually calls it “preserving his vessels” for as long as he can. I love how cool that makes it sound. Health and wellness is the foundation to everything we do. If you don’t have the proper fuel to run your car it can’t run, or will run pretty poorly. It also can be intimidating, confusing, and frustrating, but that is where patience and understanding for yourself needs to come in. Take it one baby step at a time and be intentional with what your goals are, and use the resources at your disposal to get you closer to those goals.
Social change is so important. I am so proud of the headway we've made in bringing awareness to social injustices in the last few years. We are really starting to have the tough conversations about inequality in a lot of our systems. I think we are in the buddings of another civil rights movement.
Health and Wellness
A healthy mind and body makes me feel the most confident and in control of my life. Health is truly of the highest currency. It's hard to enjoy life when you aren't physically and mentally well!
Yoga is an all age activity, which is amazing. The sounds, sensations, the calm, the breathing are all very relaxing. Learning to live in every tiny moment is a priceless skill. Everyone can benefit physically and mentally from yoga.
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“Our personal efforts toward improving and maintaining our health and wellness, have a global impact. The love we pour into ourselves has a ripple effect. As just a single drop of love radiates in waves across the world! Changes we make within prepare us to be change agents in our communities. Yoga serves as a prefect starting point for growth and change. It is accessible to anyone regardless of gender, shape, religion, race or social status. The best part is , is that it can be practiced any and everywhere. Namaste!”
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My products include 3d mink eyelashes , beauty mirrors, eyelash glue , eyelash applicators & my brown sugar body scrubs .
I think it’s important to take care of your body not only inside but out , I think meditation & yoga or any form of physical activity is just as important as cleansing your physical impurities away , which is why I created my very own brown sugar scrub because I wanted something free of chemicals to help which my over all cleaning process , I think we need to be more aware of how to completely detox & heal the body and preserve the beauty of the body .
I think social change is more important now then ever , I think with all recent police brutality & unjust we need to come together & utilize all resources to actually make a change, a difference. We need to not only use our voices but we need to use are actions , until we actually make a difference . Support one another, respect one another .
Business name: ImùLu Magic Teas
“ImúLu Tea is a tasty healthier choice of herbal teas to supports immune building, using herbs such as lemonbalm, sage, thyme, rosemary, ginger, lemon, & margarom. From there I continued to research varies herbs to enhance your immune system without having to use prescriptions or over the counter medications.
The back story of the birth of ImúLu Teas:
Over the years growing up I would over hear the elders around me speak of home remedies, but I never really understood at that age what it was. Some of those basic remedies stuck with me as I got older but my real life change with herbs began when I had my last child in 2017. At the time I was breastfeeding her and came down with flu like symptoms and I did not want to transfer anything unnatural to her so began researching natural ways to cure myself of home remedies.
I came across lemonbalm, sage, thyme, rosemary, ginger, lemon, & margarom, threw them in a pot and made tea that I drank over a three day span, whilst drinking water and soup. After that my flu like symptoms disappeared. From then on I carried tea with me in my “moonshine” mason jars every where I went; school, work and around friends and family. It was only after those who tried my teas and encouraged me to sell them because of the taste and health benefit, that I began to contemplate selling them!! I hesitated for a while but then I gave in and Lulus Magic Teas was born. After two years and some thinking I decided to rebrand my business to be more welcoming and versatile. After a local Kansas City artist offered their services to help enhance my logo, I began brainstorming ideas. Unable to make a decision I showed my sister the different concepts. She asked what was significant about my teas? I told her about a one specific herb that I use in every signature tea that supports immune building which is where “Imú” came from and I also wanted to keep my childhood nickname “Lulu” and so we came up with ImúLu Teas!! So here I am now sharing with you, your friends, and family my love for herbs and tea!
So come with me on my journey and discover the magical properties of herbs. You will be surprised at what we have access to in nature all around us. Herbs have been used since the beginning of time to aid in the well being of many of our ancestors, those that came before us. I am honored to pass on this knowledge and make herbal tea better accessible for all!”
Yoga For All & Social Change
To bring about social change WE, TOGETHER can start with a simple smile. Showing love and respect to everyone you encounter can go a long way. Being kind to those that look different than you, holding a door, helping out a neighbor, speaking to a stranger in positive ways. It doesn’t take millions of dollars to do this, and it won’t change over night, but I believe these little steps that we make can make a big difference.
Yoga to me has always been a way to release stress, pain, or worry. To reground myself and calm my spirit. I believe yoga to be an essential part of life that is universal and can fit into ANYONE'S life style.
SHAKES ....TEAS.... and babies
Thats right you heard that correctly. We’re just two Long Beach moms on a mission to spread love and positiviTEA. Our mission has always been the people. We believe through health and nutrition that will be the change the community truly needs.
Change is always happening. Ever evolving. We feel it begins with how we interact with one another. It’s so important to us to leave a powerful impression on those who choose to walk through our doors. They feel good. Empowered and uplifted.
We‘re always felt that Yoga is good food for the mind body and soul as well as important for healing and personal growth. Especially within the African American community.
Address: 930 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
How grateful I am for the present! Wylde Olivia Inc. is a wellness company that was manifested as a result of the shift stemming from the social, environmental and spiritual changes occurring all over the planet. As I began to identify my old thoughts and verbal agreements that once served the space I held, I realized that they no longer fit into my new vision for a healthier lifestyle and mental wellness for myself and all communities, and especially people of color. Yoga, meditation and healthy eating are keys to centering the mind, which is the core connection for the body and soul as we all navigate and support the transformational times in which we live. Wylde Olivia Inc. is a Black owned business that embraces this transformation through the use of our Sea Moss infused products. We promote an honoring of the body temple inside and out, creating the optimal health needed for good living.
James ‘Dat Yoga Dude’ Woods is here to take you through his turbulent journey of working with youth and families for over a decade. His work leaves all with valuable tools and a powerful since of FREEDOM! He received his Bachelors of psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and Masters in clinical counseling from Mount St Mary’s college, helping him formulate a set of skills, knowledge, as well as student loan debt (but that’s another story). His desires for more holistic healing have lead him to becoming a registered yoga teacher, speaker, mentor, author, teacher, and community organizer. His lessons growing up in Southern California have helped him establish bonds with diverse, holistic communities that he continues to learn from and incorporate into his work today. His roots have also given him a love for avocados!
As president of FEEL FREE 2 FEEL FREE a health and wellness organization that provides wellness programs and services, James directs programming, speaks, trains and hold workshops on self care, yoga, meditation, mindfulness and wellness. James assists parents, educators and staff learn how to incorporate wellness into their lives for less stress and more impact. Participants will learn powerful tools to assist youth, as well as personal wellness strategies to help themselves perform with compassion and live with passion.
James also works with our youth with interactive, educational workshops. Youth will learn wellness tools to deal with the difficult problems of today and become healthy achievers. These programs help youth thrive academically, engage socially, and develop health life skills. For onsite yoga programs and a free E-book you can find James at www.feelfree2feelfree.net, and on social media on instagram @datyogadude.
“Support and comfort is just a breath away”
Being a yoga instructor and a practitioner for over 37 years, one learns to straddle the fence of vulnerability and comfort. The balance between student and teacher resonates to create a sense of familiarity with our experiences in a parallel life- in essence I feel what you feel. We are all connected. I am forever reminded that “Sometimes the teacher must become the student".
As I share my lessons on and off the Mat, I'm quietly asking for your permission to guide us into the expanded heart from one yogi to another by releasing the emotions stuck in your hips, grounding your feet so that you might stand a little taller each and everyday. It is my hope that these are lessons to keep us moving forward in life, creating a place of forgiveness in our hearts and quite possibly a breath of enlightenment which can signal that sound of Ommmm!!!!!
Let us exhale out the old so that we may inhale a brand new life experience of comfort within ourselves by embracing a safe space to practice our understanding of compassion.
I created THE WRAP as a symbol of our practice.
The comfort of THE WRAP offers us a unique style to dry off the sweat of which we earned while on the mat. THE WRAP has the added convenience of wicking and length which makes getting in my car and not having to deal with the sweat we yogi’s often are confronted with after an intensive workout.
"I love wearing THE WRAP after class because it is so soft and cozy! It's better than my hoodie"- Yogi practitioner and student Melissa Simpson, Long Beach
"I noticed that when I wear THE WRAP, I feel protected and safe... easy off and on- it's perfect for my practice!"- Yogi practitioner and student Mr. Rogers, Long Beach
THE WRAP is created with a cotton/ chanel fabric which took over a year to accomplish the right blend. It comes in 5 different colors, and is great for men, woman and children. It’s also perfect for the pool and the beach and is especially designed for the needs of our senior citizen family.
Enjoy THE WRAP- you’ve earned it!
Melba Johnson. You can find Melba at Instagram and Facebook@itsawrapbymelba, itsawrapbymelba.com.
Fuck "good vibes only" & toxic positivity - we love your light AND your dark. Namaste As Fuck is here to show you that you don't have to look, be or feel any way to practice. And that no matter what your practice looks like today, it's exactly right. We've got 100% sweatshop free apparel to remind you how much of a badass you are, special events & retreats! We're a female yogi owned & operated company out of Los Angeles. Check out more about us & shop our store at namasteasfuck.com & follow us for your daily inspo @namasteasfuck
I am Nekia Hattley, a natural born foodie-(turned damn good cook) and the creator of My Daddy’s Recipes. My Daddy’s Recipes is where yummy plant-based delectables live! We specialize in plant based desserts- cobblers and cheesecakes and are slowing adding other plant based items to our menu. We have formed the perfect threesome: comfortable food, wellness, and plantbased living and given birth to something that taste like love. Food that taste like love, that is grown in love, made in love, and served in love has the ability to heal the body, mind, heart and spirit of a people and community. It is the true soul food.
I been cooking almost as long as I’ve been walking. My first meals were made with me standing on a chair to little too reach the stove on my own. My recipes to this day are still me standing on the shoulders of grands, greats and mentors determined to reach heightened levels of flavor profiles and nutritional awareness through developing creative delicious dishes of wellness. Food, herbs and spices speaks to me and cooking is my love language. My Daddy’s Recipes - the name, pays homage to my deceased father that taught me to bake while acknowledging that we are all God’s recipes for a better world! My recipes are inspired by my ancestors, families secrets and recipes passed down by my grandmothers, the grandparents of my friends, my dad, My mom, aunts, and uncles; whenever there was wisdom in the kitchen you would find me somewhere close taking notes.
My Daddy’s Recipes is designed to show my people that we can keep the flavors, rich culture and tasty recipes that we inherited and use those skills to make fruits and vegetables magical dishes. It is my hope that this realization will lead to a transformation that will help us realize that one of the most powerful currency’s we own is our health. You can find Nekkia at @mydaddysrecipes.
Rhonda is a certified Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Chakra Therapist, ordained minister,
community healer and ritualist. She has a Bachelors Degree in Spiritual Healing and is a gifted intuitive empath. As the founder of Wellness Uprising, Rhonda has treated clients with transitional Reiki (end of life), Reiki for separation issues (break ups, death, loss of job, loss of home, etc.), and people with mental health concerns. Known for her professionalism, gentle spirit and ability to remain calm under fire, Rhonda is
well known for being (surprisingly) non- 'woo-woo.' She has earned the respect of many, and
spends much of her time training and initiating new Reiki Practitioners. This may be why WU
was selected as the sole Reiki and energy healing provider for UMMA Community Clinic’s
Black Visions of Wellness program, funded by Los Angeles County Department of Mental
Health. With an inherent love and abiding respect for Mother Earth, Father Sky and the power of nature, Rhonda responds to an ancestral calling with abilities inherited from her grandfather, T.J. Champ, a minister of Blackfoot and African American heritage. She began her journey in the 1990's facilitating women's herbal cleansing groups.
In 2005 Rhonda founded WU, located in Westchester, California, where clients find relief from physical and emotional pain, anxiety, insomnia, stress, depression, post traumatic stress symptoms, energetic imbalances, substance abuse and general health issues. She is a frequent
blogger, published writer, and a lifelong student of the healing arts. Fueled by her passion to help others self-heal, Rhonda develops workshops and therapies that are
enjoyed by people around the world, including in person and Online Reiki certification programs for beginners and seasonedPpractitioners. Her mission is to help people discover and access their
innate ability to achieve heightened states of whole body wellness. It is her hope that, as
individuals experience the power of self-healing, they will choose to makemake a positive and meaningful contribution to the healing of all of mankind and planet Earth.
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Hi my name is Carmen Inocencio and have been a Master Reiki practitioner for over 3 years. As someone who works with other people’s energy flow, it’s important for me to cleanse and ground myself. I definitely do it through Reiki but equally importantly, I do so through meditation. Someone asked me why I made malas versus purchasing them - with the all work from setting an intention, designing its layout, picking out the crystals/semiprecious stone beads to use, to the sit down process of stringing (and often individually hand knotting each bead). Here is why. As someone who meditates, it is important to me to have a mala that I feel connected to. When I first started mantra meditating, I knew I wanted to transcend my meditation process, so off I went and purchased a mala from anywhere. They served my purpose at that time but I felt I needed to understand the process of the energy that went into making a mala. For example, how many knots should I use to close a mala, how many rounds should there be when I make the tassle...so much to learn! From there, I felt that to better match my energy and intentions for my meditations, I needed to make my own malas...and WOW! Such a transformation in how connected I was to the energy flow of my meditation process. Whether it was meditating verbally or in silence, my connection with my spiritual and higher self was heightened. So I made more malas for myself. From there, others asked me to make malas, bracelets, and other items for them that connected with their needs. What I found was that by making these items, whether for others or myself, it was another way for me to connect. Another form of meditation. I was able to quiet and slow my monkey brain and just zen. This is why I make malas and other items. Connect with Carmen via:
Her website https://lotuslovereiki.wixsite.com/love
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