Intentional Well-Being Podcast: Loving Yourself in the Interim
I am so excited today because I have a very special guest with me today. Perhaps you have seen her recently in the yoga space on Alo Moves teaching yoga and HIIT fusion classes. Her name is Christa Janine.
Christa discovered early on in her yoga and fitness journey that there was a major lack in diversity and inclusion in the fitness and yoga space. She believes that there is no ONE way to show up in fitness, and I say, “AMEN,” to that!
Why are we so used to seeing smaller bodies promoted in the fitness space? Can’t you be a leader in health and wellness in a larger body? As black women in the health space, we are highly criticized and conditioned to have to try harder and be ‘the best’ in order to stand out and be recognized for our ability.
Society just loves showing us smaller bodies as a definition to health and fitness. It’s as if they are forcing us to dislike ourselves and strive for something that is unattainable.
Christa is here to remind us the value of loving ourselves in every part of our journey. To love yourself in the interim while you are reaching for a goal. To love yourself when in doubt. To love yourself and the way your body shows up for YOU and no one else.
Christa Janine is a health and wellness professional, teaching yoga since 2012.
Since then, she has launched a successful virtual fitness studio hosting weekly private, and sold out, group classes. She offers business coaching, corporate wellness, and workshops on yoga study.
As a life coach, Christa helps women heal from their past trauma and establish a self-designed narrative for their lives.
As a yoga instructor and a digital fitness coach, her main focus on social media and business is to encourage and empower others to live their most authentic lives by creating their own narrative for their future. Not just the ones that society puts on them.
Additionally, Christa has navigated the yoga and fitness industry in many markets in N. America and has discovered a lack of diversity and inclusion. She now focuses her attention on educating companies on the importance of diversity and inclusion in yoga and fitness spaces.
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