Soul Wellness and Downward Om provides a safe communal space where individuals may come to promote their emotional and physical wellness.  This can be facilitated by guided yoga, mindfulness meditation, individual therapy, Reiki, and intentional and purposeful journaling.

 

We are a safe, sacred space that provides yoga classes and related modalities, and therapy services under one roof. Our mission is to heal the community and guide the community by showing how yoga and therapy is an element of healthy living and self-care as racial injustice and trauma is linked to fitness and health.

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Chrystal

Mincey

RYT–500, Reiki Master, Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner, Sound Healer, OLB Breathologist

 

After practicing yoga off and on for about seven to eight years, Chrystal took her practice up a notch by enrolling in a 40-hour yoga teacher training with Guru Dana Smith at Spiritual Essence Yoga in Upper Marlboro, MD in 2018. Later that year she realized she was totally committed and completed the 200-hour certification in 2019 followed by the 300-hour certification in 2020. Chrystal loves providing her healing services to all in need. A technical writer by profession, Chrystal holds a BS in Mass Communication and an MA in English, Technical and Professional Communication.

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Tracy Roberson-Woolard

Administrator

Tracy Roberson-Woolard is the recipient of the 2015 Firefly Ridge Literary Magazine Women’s Writing Award. She is currently finishing her memoir about raising a child with a mental health disorder titled, Be Committed. Tracy became a mental health advocate after her son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His diagnosis led her to seek alternative treatments for him and ways to cope for herself such as yoga, meditation and journaling. A Business Systems Analyst by profession, Tracy holds a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in English, Creative Nonfiction Writing. She is currently pursuing her 200-hour yoga certification. 

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Kandis 

Gibson

Instructor

Kandis Gibson is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and endurance athlete. Originally from New York, Kandis is currently based in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Kandis is a five-time Ironman Finisher, an avid cyclist, a salsera, an aspiring drummer and a lover of all things fitness. She loves seeing clients achieve their goals and embrace new lifestyles. She believes that an active life is the basis for a healthy life.

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Christy J.

Fenner

Instructor,

RYT 200, Certified Breathing Coach

Christy Fenner’s yoga journey began over ten years ago as a means tocomplement her passion for endurance sports. Christy is a Registered Yoga Teacher and member of the Yoga AllianceTM Black Yoga Teacher’s Alliance, a
Jiivana (L.I.F.E.) Yoga® Teacher, Certified Gospel Yoga Flow® instructor, Certified Breath Coach®, and a Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner. She holds group and
private yoga instruction and across various studios in Maryland. Christy is a wife, mother of four, ultra-marathoner, ultra-distance cyclist, and avid triathlete. You can expect her classes to be an energetic

spiritual experience with an emphasis on self-love

and acceptance.

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Ana
Teixeira-Jester

Instructor

Ana is from Brazil and has been living in the United States since 2019. She had her first experience with yoga as a child but lost her connection with that, connecting with yoga again at the beginning of Covid-19. Over the last two years, she has learned how to reconnect with nature through her husband that brought her the culture of hiking, being outside, camping, looking at the stars, and living the simple life! Breathing nature is now definitely one of the most important things in her life.

After changing her way of seeing the world because of the new things she has learned since moving to the United States, she decided to start a new cycle of her life learning -  yoga and becoming an official instructor through her master Michelle Young at My Vinyasa Practice. She wanted to become a yoga teacher to help people find their yoga path and happiness.

Ana is a military wife and is currently studying Anthropology. She is also a translator for BYU Devotionals and a Childcare Consultant for Cultural Care Au Pair. Ana loves to write songs and play the piano and guitar! She believes that everyone is a divine Spirit having a human experience, and because of this, she seeks to find light and help others find the same!

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Kambria

Lynch

Instructor

Kambria Lynch grew up in Rocky Mount. She received her bachelors of science degree in Health Fitness Specialist from East Carolina University. Kambria has a diverse athletic background and began her yoga practice at home in 2017. She began her practice wanting to reconnect with  the younger gymnast in her but also found a connection with her body, mind and spirit and hopes to share this gift with others. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2020 at YogiVibes in Greenville, NC. She mostly teaches vinyasa style classes. In her free time she enjoys walking through the park and strength training.