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Services Available In: Dallas TX United States 75224

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Speaking Topics:


  • Mindfulness 101

  • Change Your Thoughts Change Your Mind 

  • What's My WHY? 

  • The Act of Change 

  • Raising Mindful Children in the Hood 

  • Corporate Compassion 

  • Corporate Mindfulness 

  • You Can Do It 

  • The Power of a Woman 


  • Certificated 500 Certified Yoga Instructor 

  • Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist 

  • Nero Language Practitioner 

  • Certified Wellness Coach   

  • Mindfulness Instructor 

  • Transformational Leader


John Butler

Austin ISD Mindfulness Specialist 


We were fortunate enough to have Ebony Smith as our keynote for the 2019 Austin ISD Staff Mindfulness Retreat this Saturday at Zavala Elementary. Ebony kicked off the retreat with her inspirational story all while weaving different types of interactive activities throughout her 30 minute speech. Her message of “Stop Breathe Believe” resonated with so many in attendance that it was repeated numerous times during our closing ceremonies as the thing people would take home with them from their time at the retreat. Ebony’s speech was engaging and her vulnerability in sharing her story opened the door for many in attendance to let their guard down a bit and truly be open to the experiences of the day. I look up to Ebony as a human, and her public speaking is something that serves as a solid example of how to be your authentic self and connect with so many. I’m deeply thankful for Ebony’s presence at our Staff Mindfulness Retreat. She made it the tremendous success that it was. 

Meet Transformational Speaker

The Ghetto Guru 

Ebony Smith, a.k.a ‘The Ghetto Guru’ is the founder of Yoga N Da Hood is a fast growing non profit dedicated to making wellness accessible to EVERYONE. Specializing in translating what wellness and mindfulness looks like across cultures and socio economic barriers.


Ebony has taught yoga and mindfulness all around the world, Wanderlust, Wellspring, Bali Spirit Festival, SXSW, Essence Festival and a number of other festivals, conferences and events. Delivering Transformational Speeches and sharing her powerful story TEDX Oak Cliff, Harvard University, Austin ISD, Dallas ISD, The Family Place, Girls Inc, United Way Dallas and other schools and corporations.


A certified Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist, Neuro Language Practitioner and Wellness Coach, 500 RYT having taught over 4000 people the power of yoga and mindfulness. Founder and CEO of Yoga N Da Hood having appeared on major networks like FOX, Telemundo, CBS, and ABC. Featured in publications such as, Yoga Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Focus Daily News, Dallas Observer, Black and Well magazine and countless other print and online platforms. The Ghetto Guru cultivates socially and emotionally developed schools, corporations, and communities.


Originally from Dallas, Texas Ebony overcame a rocky and turbulent childhood and young adult life until she found yoga in her late twenties during her pregnancy. Wanting to have a natural birth, Ebony started yoga and it was her “saving grace” and wake up call to begin a healing process her heart had been longing for. Discovering who she is and her potential to help those around her in under-resourced communities, she founded her non-profit ‘Yoga N Da Hood’ where she offers free yoga and meditation classes. As well as, train teachers, parents, and administrators how to implement mindfulness in their own personal lives as well as our youth.


Ebony teaches people in underserved communities the art of self healing and self love through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. With a mission to equip individuals with the tools to empower their own life and to further spread a wider message of healing, self regulation and self love.


Want “The Ghetto Guru” to sprinkle some wellness at your next conference, staff development meeting, retreat, or wellness gathering please visit www.yogandahood.com for booking info.