Essence.com Feature: 6 Dope Black Wellness Enthusiasts To Follow On Instagram For Good Living Inspo In 2019

KIMBERLY WILSON Jan, 04, 2019

When it comes to practicing wellness, sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. But once you’ve gotten out of your head, you’ll realize that the act of self-care is also just an act of self-love,  and once you’re in this space, you’ll continue to recognize it as an integral part of honoring yourself— mind, body and spirit. To get there, you just need a daily reminder to put your wellness, health and happiness first.

These Black women want to help you recognize that power in honoring yourself, and they have the credentials to back it up. After scrolling through their Instagram feeds, these wellness gurus will inspire you to live your best (healthy) life in 2019.

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Christina Rice

If you follow Christina on Instagram, then you already know that she is constantly dropping gems to help you live your best, most healthy life. As we usher in the new year, she recently launched the #30DaysinOM challenge, which has garnered over 600 signups of women who want to usher in a new space of wellness into the new year.

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Dr. Tiffany Lester

#Doctorbae aka Dr. Tiffany Lester is the medical director of Parsley Health San Francisco and health expert at Thoughtfully Magazine and regular contributor for Mind Body Green and The Parsley Health blog. Being that we all have the ability to change our own health, she uses prevention, nutrition, and wellness to get to the bottom of disease as she is trained in internal and functional medicine.

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Devi Brown

Devi is the perfect example of reinventing yourself to fulfill your life’s purpose. For many, a career in media and entertainment would be a dream, but for Devi, she knew there was more she could give — to herself, and to the world. On her journey of mindfulness and self-discovery, the former music director and #1 rated host for iHeartMedia’s, 93.7 The Beat discovered the power of crystals and the healing power they had once they were implemented in her daily practice. She then decided to share her practice with the world with her brand and book, Karma Bliss.

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Britteny Floyd-Mayo

Also known as Trap Yoga Bae, Britteny is a social entrepreneur, mother, and twerk aficionado who is taking the Bay area by storm. How? She’s created a movement that introduces newcomers to yoga by similarly transforming it into a party atmosphere. Her events draw crowds in hundreds of people, and there are no signs of her slowing down soon. If you follow her on Instagram, she might even challenge you to busset open for 30 days straight — yoga splits of course.

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Millana Snow

An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Millana Snow is a reiki healer and co-founder of Wellness Official, an international wellness, philanthropy and networking community exclusively for women. And if you follow her on Instagram, you can see she practices what she preaches. Her passion is to connect, empower and support others to heal themselves by expanding consciousness in their everyday lives.

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Alicia Tillman

Who doesn’t want their trap yoga with a side of tacos? Founder of the Houston-based event series Trap Yoga Tacos, Alicia Tillman knows how to make wellness fun for us. Her events, which reaches the masses of over 450 people, look like a vinyasa dance party. There’s no better wellness vibe, than blaring R&B in a warehouse loft, taco trucks on site, and lots and lots of profanity.