After completing her 200-hour yoga training, Jodi embarked on the journey to impact communities of color. Jodi is working in her RCYT with Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®. She became a full-time children’s yoga teacher in the KIPP Texas network. In this role, she has taught more than 1400 yoga and mindfulness classes to more than 800 elementary school children while impacting an estimated 4000 family members within the Houston, TX area. As a teacher in title one public schools, it was important for her to leverage the backgrounds and cultural experiences of students to make her yoga classes engaging and relevant. Drawing from her work in culturally and social economic-diverse school communities, Ms. Smith created Mosaic Kids Yoga to promote academic, social, and emotional learning while championing diversity and inclusion.
The work she does in the schools and with communities of color reflects her personal interest in how the intersection between social justice, inclusion, and yoga can foster change in underserved communities.
Addition to her yoga experience, Ms. Smith holds an MBA from Duke University/Fuqua School of Business and is a lover of art, reading and traveling.
Jodi is a featured guest on our podcast, The OHMazing Way: Jodi Smith: Empowering Diversity and Inclusivity through Yoga in Schools, Studios, and Beyond
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