Shawandra Ford, Founder & Owner: “I am the Owner of BRWNSKN Yoga located in the HEART of Whitehaven in Memphis, TN. I have my accreditations to teach adults and children through the Yoga Alliance Foundation and I am a Facilitator for the Prison Yoga Project.Currently I am continuing my education through Prema Yoga Institute to become a Yoga Therapist.”
LOVE SPOTLIGHT: BRWNSKIN YOGA
Share with us what you love about what you do:
What I love the most about teaching Yoga is watching my clients develop their own practice. Walking into a Yoga Studio for the first time can be intimidating but I am creating safe spaces not only inside of my studio but in underserved communities and schools where they feel comfortable and are allowing themselves to be vulnerable. Just watching them discover their own strength, the power of their breath, and finding stillness within themselves is very humbling. I love practicing with school age children as well. I believe in teaching them the entire 8 limbs of yoga and not just the yoga pose. My mission is to start teaching our childrenYoga at an early age in hopes to make a positive impact on the world.
Share with us what you have learned about LOVE:
Love can not be manufactured. Love is pure genuine authentic energy that flows naturally. There is no pretending. Babies feel it at birth, our pets feel it when we engage with them and when our plants feel nurtured they thrive. Love is also forgiving. There will be times where we fall short, we may have a bad day where our energy is a little off AND that is absolutely okay. We are all human but what matters the most is our intentions. That’s where love comes from, the energy that resides in our spirit.
What inspired you to support Yoga Love Magazine?
I am truly inspired by Yoga Love Magazine because it does not have a face; And because it does not have a face, it takes away all of the preconceived ideas of what people think yoga should look like. Yoga Love is transforming what has been commercialized for years and is acknowledging that Yoga is feasible for everyone regardless of their socio economic background. This magazine is creating space for diversity and for representation to be seen all over the world….AND THAT’S LOVE!