About The Teacher
Satya (SAH-TEE-YA) is the CEO & creator of Satya and the WOCHR. She believes in manifesting our desired lives. She feels most comfortable in nature, and her life’s philosophy is anchored in the understanding that the Earth heals us. Satya is a healer, black nationalist, yogi, organizer, co-author of Resilience Through Yoga & Meditation , vegan, business woman, spiritual woman, teacher + eternal student. She believes that it is our duty to uplift black communities. She feels closest to the Earth in her work with yoga, meditation, spiritual + political ancestral healing, and self-care. Satya has built an empire through her work, and it is her life’s purpose to heal black communities. After HBO Vice News created a segment highlighting Satya and the WOCHR's vision and mission in Costa Rica, Satya and the Women of Color Healing Retreats went viral, instantly making Satya and her awesome black wellness space a global sensation. Satya and the WOCHR have been featured in countless major publications around the world, including Essence, Afro Punk, AOL, and The Griot. It's only fitting that Yoga Alliance + HBO refer to Satya as the “brain-child” of yoga and black wellness, as she has dedicated her life to these two beautiful ways of life, and continues to share them within her culture and global community. Satya has been on multiple radio stations, podcast, and she has spoken on historically black college panels due to the success of the retreats and her vital message for black women. When we heal ourselves, we begin to heal our communities. When we focus on our wellness, we begin to lead a more spiritual life + we begin to heal from systemic racism. Satya believes in the ways that the power of Pan- Africanist politics combined with Black Spirituality can help a black human life blossom. As a result, she is dedicated to having women love themselves unconditionally through the practice of wellness and yoga. Although Satya is aware that gender is a social construct, her ultimate goal is to cultivate a safe space for women and children of color to thrive on their individual life and spiritual journey. Satya understands that before all of us become who we are, a childhood is our launching place. She is of the belief that a fun, grounded, and safe childhood leads to healthy, and loving adults. In the spirit of that belief, she has also created the first Free Kids of Color Yoga & Arts program for children living in underserved neighborhoods in the tri-state area. Herself a former New York City kid, Satya relishes in the ability to impact her community as she intimately understands the hardships that children in black communities face. In her day to day, Satya enjoys yoga philosophy, photography, wellness, floating in the ocean, and discussing progressive black liberation.