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Community & Compassion: A Conversation with Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Expand yoga by embracing inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility.

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Guest: Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Dr Chelsea Jackson Roberts is an internationally celebrated Peloton yoga teacher, and scholar who is highly regarded as a leader in a new generation of yogis who are passionate about expanding the visibility of who is commonly seen as Teacher. Chelsea brings her deep Midwest roots to the mat with a style of yoga that is accessible to all bodies and levels of skill.

Chelsea has graced the cover of Yoga Journal twice and has been featured in countless media outlets that have highlighted her unique ability to articulate her love for yoga and meditation through service.

Widely recognized for her work with yoga and teens, and making connections between literacy development, storytelling, and yoga, Chelsea founded Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in 2014 after receiving her doctorate in Educational Studies from Emory University.

Chelsea’s smile is infectious and her patient yet inspirational tone adds to her magic, a spell that deepens connections and calls her students into action.

Host: Anne Alexander, Founder of the SoulCandy podcast

Anne Alexander is a writer, editor, and now podcaster who is passionate about inspiring and empowering people to reach their full potential. Two-time New York Times bestselling author and former editorial director of National Geographic, Prevention, and Mindful.org, Anne recently launched the SoulCandy podcast, in which she talks with experts in science and spirituality about becoming your highest Self. Anne has been practicing yoga, meditation, and contemplative prayer for more than 20 years and teaches yoga/meditation in her local community with a special emphasis on welcoming newcomers. She lives in Kempton, Penn., with her twin daughters, two cats, and chocolate lab.