With a résumé that boasts degrees from Spelman College, Columbia University and Emory University, Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, credits part of her success to her go-to method for self-care: yoga.
How has yoga impacted your life? By making me more aware of who I am. The practice encourages me to be more reflective and honest about my voice in this world.
What’s one misconception about yoga you can debunk? You don’t have to be physically flexible, a certain body type or able to contort your body in a way that is not realistic.
How do you bring yoga, community and education together? In 2009, I started my PhD program and focused on yoga as a tool for critical literacy development. As a result, I founded Yoga, Literature and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.
One thing you’d change about wellness if you could? I’d make opportunities to take care of the body, mind and well-being more accessible to all people and communities.
What’s one thing we can all do to increase our well-being? Be deliberate about carving out space and time to take care of your personal well-being.
Shot on location at Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
Photography by: Patrick Heagney