BI&PoC Leaders in Wellness

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Layla Saad

Layla Saad is an author, speaker & teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation & social change. Layla is the New York Times bestselling author of the ground-breaking book ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY (2020), the host of GOOD ANCESTOR podcast and the Founder of Good Ancestor Academy.

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Rebekah Borucki

Rebekah Borucki "Bex", is the founder of BEXLIFE® and the BLISSED IN® wellness movement, a mother of five, meditation guide, birth doula, mentor for creative healers, and an author of books for big and little readers. Her mission is to make mental-health support and stress-management tools accessible to all.

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Jess Mally

Jess Mally is a London based writer, speaker, podcast host, creative and events producer, consultant and more. With a passion for Social Change, Mental Health, the Arts and Spirituality she hopes to use any and all means available to her, to tell stories that shape a better world.

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Nicole Cardoza

Nicole Cardoza is an award-winning serial social entrepreneur, investor, author, and public speaker making wellness accessible for everyone. 
Her work is 100% dedicated to closing the racial and socio-economic divides in the wellness industry, which she has done by investing more than $3 million in direct funding, programs, and other resources into communities that need it the most. 

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Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer. She uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Her classes provide a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” when practicing yoga.

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Latham Thomas

Latham is changing the conversation when it comes to women and childbirth. She is the founder of Mama Glow, a company that supports women through fertility, pregnancy, after birth and into new motherhood. She is also using her voice to educate on the injustices towards Black women when it comes to fertility and childbirth. Listen to their episode on the podcast.

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Koya Webb

Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, celebrity holistic health coach, author, speaker, and vegan activist whose core mission is to promote daily self-care, oneness and eco friendly living to combat some of the worlds biggest challenges including mental health, social injustices and global warming.

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Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash is a wellness visionary, yoga and meditation guide, engaging speaker and creative writer, and founder and executive director of the culture-shifting lifestyle brand synonymous with black women’s wellness—Black Girl In Om.

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Alex Elle

www.alexelle.com

Alex is an author and wellness consultant that teaches workshops and retreats. Her mission is to build community and self-care practices. She’s also an author of multiple books… highly recommend!

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Britteny Floyd Mayo

Britteny Floyd-Mayo known as Trap Yoga Bae® is bridging the gap between self-care and cultural relevance. Introducing those who feel ostracized from the typical Yogi experience to the idea that self-care looks like “YOU.” Trap Yoga with Trap Yoga Bae® is a Vinyasa-style experience, backed to the heavy bass and hypnotic rhythms of trap music, spun by a live DJ. Her most recent milestone was moving her worldwide touring to a thriving and swiftly growing online community app that can be downloaded for iOS and Android. 

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Nedra Tawwab

Nedra Glover Tawwab is a licensed therapist and sought-after relationship expert. She has practiced relationship therapy for 13 years and is the founder and owner of the group therapy practice, Kaleidoscope Counseling. Every day she helps people create healthy relationships by teaching them how to implement boundaries. Her philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlie most relationship issues, and her gift is helping people create healthy relationships with themselves and others. 

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Maraliz Campos

Maraliz Campos, sound practitioner and wellness guide, challenges widely accepted industry narratives. Vice Tonic applauded her work as a wellness influencer who is steering the industry towards increased diversity and Wanderlust named her 35 under 35 in wellness for her pioneering soundscapes. As a Latina living with chronic pain, she promotes accessibility, inclusivity and wellness for all while teaching us to shift our unconscious reactions to chosen responses. 

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Susanna Barkataki

Susanna Barkataki is a teacher, inclusivity promoter, and yoga culture advocate.  Author of #1 New Release and International Bestseller in Yoga in Nov 2020 Embrace Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. With an Honors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, Barkataki is a diversity, accessibility, inclusivity, and equity (DAIE) yoga unity educator who created the ground-breaking Honor {Don’t Appropriate} Yoga Summit with over 10,000 participants. Learn more and take her complimentary masterclass to embrace yoga’s roots without appropriation: www.namastemasterclass.com 

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Michelle C. Johnson

Michelle Cassandra Johnson is a social justice warrior, author, dismantling racism trainer, empath, yoga teacher and practitioner, and an intuitive healer. With over 20 years of experience leading dismantling racism work and working with clients as a licensed clinical social worker, she has a deep understanding of how trauma impacts the mind, body, spirit, and heart. Her awareness of the world through her own experience as a Black woman allows her to know, first-hand, how privilege and power operate.

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Dr. Amanda Kemp

www.dramandakemp.com

Drawing on her academic study of race, her teaching experience, and life lessons in an interracial blended family, Dr. Kemp created Racial Justice from the H.E.A.R.T., a system that that builds skill and capacity of compassionate change makers, facilitators, and coaches worldwide. A Master teacher, Dr. Kemp has helped over 25,000 people have open-hearted conversations, consciously use their power and practice compassion to cultivate racial justice and authentic community. "Many of us want to do good, but we’re so afraid to say the wrong thing that we don’t say anything. Meanwhile many people of color who do speak up get exhausted. I teach people of all races how to feed their spirits and have joy while they stand for racial justice so they’re not exhausted or scared."

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Angel Kyodo Williams

Angel Kyodo Williams is a Zen priest, activist, and teacher. She’s the author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace and Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. In 2020, she created the first annual Great Radical Race Read.

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Rachel Ricketts

Rachel Ricketts is a queer, multi-racial Black woman. As a global thought leader, racial justice educator, healer, speaker, and writer, she hosts intersectional racial justice workshops worldwide, including her renowned Spiritual Activism series. Rachel cultivates change by fusing her experiences as an attorney, trained anti-racism educator and grief coach with her spiritual certifications in breathwork, yoga, mindfulness and Reiki. 

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Ricky ScottBey Jones

Micky ScottBey Jones, the Justice Doula, is an author, speaker & facilitator and the Director of Healing & Resilence Initiatives with the Southern-based collective Faith Matters Network and an Associate Fellow of Racial Justice with Evangelicals for Social Action. Find her on Twitter at @iammickyjones  

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Lalah Delia

Lalah is the founder of Vibrate Higher Daily, a wellness company dedicated to helping people to live a higher vibrational life. She helps people return to their empowered, whole selves.

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Maryam Hasnaa

Maryam’s focus is on teaching other’s to live their soul’s purpose. She incorporates ancient wisdom with new information to teach deep transformational healing.

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Tiffany Ima

Tiffany Ima believes that every woman has the power to become the most confident woman in the room. She is here to show you how to learn to embrace what you have. 

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Ariel Lawrence

Ariel has lived with diabetes for 12+ years and has made it her mission to use her platform, Just a Little Suga’ to support and educate people of color about diabetes.

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Erica Chidi

Erica Chidi is the cofounder and CEO of LOOM, a well-being brand empowering women through sexual and reproductive health. She is passionate about helping people cultivate body literacy and giving them the tools to advocate for their health and well-being. Through her book, Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Motherhood, and her work as both a doula and health educator, she has guided thousands of people in their transition from pregnancy to parenthood.

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Maryam Ajayi

Maryam Ajayi is an energy healer and entrepreneur with 10+ years experience in business growth strategy and strategic partnerships across a multitude of industries ranging from politics to tech. Her passions include de-stigmatizing the wellness industry, advocating for inclusive spaces for marginalized communities, and using her voice to empower and uplift others around the world.

www.diveinwell.com

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Christine Gutierrez

Christine Gutierrez, MA, LMHC, is a Latina licensed psychotherapist, life coach, and expert in love addiction, trauma, abuse and self-esteem and author of the book I Am Diosa: A Journey to Healing Deep, Loving Yourself, and Coming Back Home to Soul. She is also the Co-Founder of The Soul Book Masterclass where she helps people find their soul's voice and turn it into a book.  In addition, Christine is the founder of the Diosahood, a global community where like-hearted women who gather to heal, to inspire one another, and to collaborate. 

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Lilada Lee

A dynamic voice on behalf of Black girls and women throughout the African Diaspora who carry the heavy burden of generations of sexual trauma, as well as their own—Lilada Gee has committed her life to the defending of Black girlhood and the healing of Black women. Read more...

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Dr. Jessica Clemmons

Dr. Jessica Clemons, MD, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, has recently been recognized by Forbes as a leader in making mental health and wellness apart of the current zeitgeist. Dr. Clemons received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. While her work is primarily in providing direct clinical care, her mission is to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, particularly in the Black community.

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Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Dr Chelsea Jackson Roberts is an internationally celebrated Peloton yoga teacher, scholar, and lululemon global ambassador who is highly regarded as a leader in a new generation of yogis who are passionate about expanding the visibility of who is commonly seen as Teacher. Chelsea brings her deep Midwest roots to the mat with a style of yoga that is accessible to all bodies and levels of skill.

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Ally Love

Ally Love is the founder of  Love Squad a community that empowers women of all walks of life by facilitating motivational and educational conversations. Through the values of inclusivity, vulnerability, boldness, and respect, Love Squad strives to help women everywhere reclaim their agency in both their professional and personal lives. 

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Marika Clymer

Marika is a mother, traditional Japanese Reiki practitioner & educator, birth attendant, and village healer. She was born and currently lives on Occupied Duwamish Territory, also known as Seattle, WA. She was trained and certified in Western Reiki in 2013 by Ash & Lydia Myakota-Rowan of Rowans’ Awakening MindBodySpirit in Ellensburg, WA. Since her training in Western Reiki, Marika has been co-creating with her ancestors an authentic, traditional Japanese energetic healing practice that is rooted in Japan’s indigenous beliefs, practices, and rituals.

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Tasha Jade

www.dailymagic.ca

Hi my name is Tasha Jade but you can call me TJ, T, or Tash! I'm the Creative Soul, Astrologer, Tarot Reader, Reiki Master and all-around Bruha behind Daily Magic.   I'm passionate about decolonizing Spiritual and wellness practices, while finding new ways to make resources accessible to non-binary and BIPOC folx.