Abiola Akanni is a leader in the field of yoga, having successfully cultivated inclusive wellness spaces that encourage communities to develop their personal yoga practice. She is the founder of Yoga by Biola and Iya™, an online platform offering self-guided yoga courses that honor the experience of marginalized communities. Abiola’s mission is to minimize the wellness gap amongst people of color and inspire social change for all in the form of mindful movement. In this guide she offers gift ideas for the yogis in your life.... more
“Quality yoga mats showcasing black boy and girl magic? What more could you ask for!”
“Superfood essentials that boost your body from the inside out! They’re a must for morning lattes & smoothie bowls. They even have superfood face masks.”
“High compression activewear with tribal accents, perfect for practicing or running errands. Plus, their expanded sizes serve all shapes!”
“Top of the line, hemp-infused body butters, facial oils and serums that soothe and nourish the skin. They’ll quickly become your go-to beauty products.”
“I love it because I'm the founder—shameless plug, I know—and am committed to offering self guided yoga courses online that honor and speak to the experience of marginalized groups. The online platform launches Fall 2021 but we’re accepting applications for our virtual 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training in May 2021, now!”
Fresh Chalk has partnered with Abiola to support Yoga Behind Bars. “I've known of Yoga Behind Bars for years and have had the pleasure of working with them directly.” says Abiola. “Their non-profit offers trauma-informed yoga to incarcerated youth and adults to help change their lives from the inside out. Their impact is phenomenal and I've yet to see a program like it that impacts individuals that are incarcerated and the yoga teachers that serve them.”
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