Spelman Alumna Chelsea Jackson Uses Yoga to Empower Black Girls

By: Abi Ishola – Beyond Classically Beautiful

Chelsea Jackson is a yogi on a mission. When the Spelman College alum isn’t teaching R&B singer Janelle Monáe how to ‘do that yoga,’ she’s putting her PhD from Emory college to great use through her Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for black and brown girls from marginalized communities.   With all that on her plate, she also finds time to manage her website, ChelseaLovesYoga.com, a platform she uses to discuss racial disparities and privilege within the practice.

We talked to Jackson—who recently joined a short list of black women to grace the cover of Yoga Journal—about her mission, working with Janelle Monáe, and the explosion of yoga among black women on social media.

Read the full story – Meet Chelsea Jackson, Janelle Monáe’s Yoga Instructor


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