We had the good fortune of connecting with Ebony McClellan Medina and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ebony, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
Yoga is the yoking, or connection of the mind, body and Soul. One thing about Yoga is that asana, or the poses you see, are one part of the practice. Yoga is so much more than aerobics, stretching, or contortion. When I was first introduced to Yoga I was unable to walk. The first connection I made was in my mind from the philosophy of yoga, the physical practice came months later and only after I was mentally ready to gain my mobility back.
There are 8 limbs of Yoga which makes Yoga accessible to everyone no matter where you are in this journey.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The non profit organization, The Ebony Yogi Foundation was created to make Yoga and energy healing accessible to everyone, I wanted to make sure that the work and energy put into the organization remained positive, and that the foundation never lost sight of the goal to bring this level of healing and support to anyone interested especially the underserved communities like BIPOC, Chronic illness, Trauma, and DV survivors. All of the communities I belong to.
I love the support and positive feedback we receive from the communities we have supported.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would make day trip and go North of the city about 2 hours away to Sedona. There is no other city like it. The redrocks, spirituality, and energy vortexes make the trip worth it. Love and healing abound here. Lots of local restaurants and shopping and the beautiful Oak Creek Canyon.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This shout out is dedicated to my mother, who introduced me to energy work, and celebrated my journey, and whom I miss dearly every day.