Mama. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Proud Black Nerd with a deeply rooted love for community building and a belief in the magical power of sisterhood. This belief ignites my mission to empower & heal Black women through yoga, self-care and sistahood.
I am a yoga therapist and advanced yoga teacher with over 17 years of experience. I’ve had the privilege of leading hundreds of students at mostly women-owned wellness spaces throughout Baltimore and Washington, DC. My passion for empowering women has led me to teach and speak at national conferences, spiritual retreats and wellness events throughout the U.S.
I recently received a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health. I completed my 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training program through yama yoga collective. I was a Baltimore City elementary school teacher for over a decade and when I left the classroom, I continued my passion for working with the youth by teaching yoga at public and private school programs throughout Maryland and Washington, DC.
In 2011, while looking for an all-women yoga class, I started my own series, Sistas Yoga Series and in 2013, that Series blossomed into Ama Wellness, a yoga therapy practice for African American women and girls. In 2017, I co-founded Bmore Empowered, a non-profit that provides mindfulness and entrepreneurship programming for teen girls.
When I’m not teaching or mixing up essential oil blends for my aromatherapy Ama Scents, you can find my nose buried in a book, going on adventures with my teenage son, or sharing tea with my sista-friends.
View my full yoga resume here.