BlackGirlYoga was created in 2013 by visionary and yoga practitioner, Vanessa Lhérisson.

Vanessa sought to increase Black women's visibility in the wellness community after finding it

difficult to locate practitioners who could reflect her image as a Black woman on her yoga journey.

To help solve this unfortunate and pervasive problem, BlackGirlYoga was born. Instagram was the

original platform where reposts of Black yoginis served as personal, and eventually global,

inspiration for self-love and self-care.


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