Vanessa started her yoga journey in 2013 in the comforts of her own home and soon began to realize the many benefits that it provided both physically and mentally. At this time, she searched for relatable yogis who reflected her image and realized there was a void. In 2014, she founded BlackGirlYoga (@BlackGirlYoga), an online community whose mission is to connect and build a loving and inclusive community. In searching for her own inspiration she designed a space which globally motivates a practice of self-love and self-care. That passion and drive later led her to become a certified yoga teacher continuing her mission to share in the beauty of this practice with others both online and offline. She completed her 200 hour training with a focus in Baptiste Power Yoga at Hot Yoga Revolution in Cranford under the guidance of Danielle Mojo and Sara Rosenblatt and additional 30 CEU in yin yoga trained with Naomi Pagan-Fox. Her classes will enable you to reach your utmost potential while connecting mind, body, and soul.

Outside of yoga, Vanessa is a wife and mother and enjoys photography, poetry and running. She has a Bachelors in Economics with a minor in Psychology.