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Connections: How to make opportunities in the wellness industry more accessible to people of color

Nov 18, 2019

We discuss how to make opportunities in the health and wellness industries more accessible to people of all backgrounds. The group Yoga 4 A Good Hood works to “create a space of healing for people of color and individuals with low socioeconomic status through yoga and more.” Members are bringing their practices to locations throughout Rochester in order to make yoga more inclusive.

We also discuss health disparities among different communities, how to create an accessible food culture (especially in areas where there are food deserts), and the value of culturally-sensitive nutrition advice. In studio:

  • Imani Olear, founder of Yoga 4 A Good Hood
  • Ashley Cowart, yoga teacher trainer with Yoga 4 A Good Hood
  • Danielle Ponder, criminal defense attorney, board member for Yoga 4 A Good Hood, and lead singer of Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People
  • Kameron Rowe, registered dietitian