Big thanks again to Stacey Mulvey, my guest on episode 14, who connected me with the beautiful Jalisa Williams, today’s pod guest.
We covered a wide range of topics, from exploring using more inclusive language to her mission to promote inclusivity within meditation/mindfulness/yoga, to her experiences as a social worker. She’s so clearly passionate about making yoga, wellness, and mindfulness more accessible to people who may have a stigma associated with it or those who have never felt welcome within those realms.
I know you’ll love this episode, Jalisa is truly an incredible force bringing major growth and expansion to her community out in Colorado. I definitely think this episode will offer you a lot to chew on and ponder, and hopefully help you begin to think more creatively about making wellness practices more accessible to more people.
*Skip to 4:02min mark to bypass the intro and get to the interview
In this episode we hear:
We discuss her impactful work in her private practice career
Her thoughts on the term “person of color/POC”
How she uses mindfulness and meditation in her therapy practice
Her thoughts on dismantling racism and stereotypes
All about Black Girl Magic
About discovering sacred spaces specifically for Black individuals
Her passion for bringing yoga and holistic practices to more people
Reducing stigmas around wellness and self-care within the Black community
How yoga is for everyone and every body
Owning “selfishness” in a positive way
All about her beautiful offering “Flowetry” and her mission with Soulflower Experiences
Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):
Follow Jalisa on Instagram
Follow Soulflower Experiences on Instagram
The book “Between the World and Me”
the Yogi Therapist website
the Yogi Therapist on Facebook
Follow me, the Yogi Therapist, on Instagram