About Yoga N Da Hood
Yoga N Da Hood offers self healing and stress reducing methods for a healthy life stlye; through the practice of Yoga and mindfulness in under served communities. (in other words, we teach yoga n da hood) A Yoga practice is very beneficial to a health lifestyle. It is also a very pricey way of living. we believe that the practice of self love should be affordable to everyone.The foundation of YNDH combines the physical with the inner emotional and spiritual journey. By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, we promote awareness of the interdependency of all these aspects in personal health and wellbeing. At Yoga N Da Hood, we use our extensive training and in-depth understanding of the human body and psyche to teach and cultivate awareness of one’s own practice and life process.
Ebony Smith aka "The Ghetto Guru"
Certified Informed Trauma Yoga Instructor & Wellness Coach
Mindful Schools Level I
Certified Motivational Speaker
Founder of Yoga N Da Hood
Born and raised in the inner city of Dallas, Texas! I grew up with a secret eating away at my soul. And we all know…secrets are the perfect recipe for a very turbulent childhood. I was molested by a woman in the neighborhood at a young age, I grew up in silences. Unable to express how I felt, lacking self regulation skills. In turn, is the “the bad”.
I became very disenchanted with school. My cry for help showed up in the form of misbehaving and being disruptive, it created the attention I longed for. I spent most of my time suspended or in my regular seat in what they call ISS (In House Suspension), “kid jail”.
I became very rebellious, lacking the skills to make choices that would serve my life in positive manner. These poor decision making skills tainted my life well into adulthood. I became an alcoholic, downing my sorrows in vodka. At the age of 29, after being married to a man I didn’t even know, looking for love in all the wrong places. I found out I was pregnant with my 1st child Zoe. Wanting to have a natural child birth, my Douala advised me to start practicing Yoga.
My soul was awakened the 1st time I stepped on the mat; my heart began the healing process. For the 1st time I was discovering who I was and who I could be. I grow in this knowing every day. My life changing experience with the practice of Yoga compelled me to create Yoga N Da Hood 501(c)3 nonprofit, wellness outreach organization that teaches people in under-served communities the art of self healing, self talk and self love through the practice of Yoga and Mindfulness. We offer free Yoga and Meditation classes in a hood near you. Our mission is to equip individuals with the tools to empower their own life.
The Ghetto Guru
400 hour RYTT
Mindfulness Instructor (Mindful Schools level 1 and 2)
Nero Language Practioner
Certified Wellness Coach
Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist
Mindful Schools Level I Certified
Founder of Yoga N Da Hood