The Mama Behind the Magic
My journey happened just like so many teachers before me. I had been in love with idea of yoga for as long as I can remember, but as I delved further into the practice I began to realize that there weren't many people in these spiritual spaces that looked like me or had remotely gone though the struggles synonymous with being a person of color. Dramatically enough I was on the brink of taking my own life before I allowed it to truly change me. I was overweight, depressed and ridiculously unfit for being in my early twenties. Through the power of yoga I regained my self-confidence, control of my mind and most importantly my sense of identity, self-worth & self love. After receiving my 200-Hr Certification in 2017, I fell in love with helping others reach their highest personal potential, however in 2018 after becoming a 500Hr Certified Teacher I realized my calling was to bring my gifts back to my own community.
500HR Cerified Yoga Teacher & Herbalist
Inspired by my own natural journey to & through motherhood I was called to offer an easy , nurturing path to nourishing your body & your baby with all natural herbs to help support Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth , Postpartum and just Life. Self -care is essential. Heal your natural hair and skin the way our ancestors used to. Using all natural oils, essences & herbs in our oil blends and butters you'll never have to worry about harsh chemicals.
Whether its simply a relaxing soak in the tub or a full on herbal spiritual bath our Bath Salts and herbs provide healing at every level. Offering healing, education & a social spiritual wellness community navigating through yoga and meditation; highlighting mental health care in a post Pandemic society. Exploring what it means to be of this world and "Spiritual" through our socioeconomic, cultural and historical lens. Magic Melanin Mama is inspired my Ancestors before me through absolute and complete wellness of the mind, body & soul. I am my Ancestors wildest dream. Through absolute and complete wellness of the mind, body & soul.
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Jodie Smith is a native Los Angeleno and a multi-hyphenate healer. She is the owner & founder of Magic Melanin Mama LLC, an online based holistic wellness platform educating the public on the importance of self-care, mindfulness & mind/body/soul healing through the methods of Yoga, Herbalism, Plant Medicine, Mindset Development through meditation as well as a Handmade Natural Product line. As a 500 HR Certified Yoga Teacher she has been able to provide accessible Yoga and Mindfulness classes and education to students and adults of all ages and abilities with specific emphasis of making healing accessible and de-stigmatized within the BIPOC community. As a Mother, Fiancé, Business Owner, Product Developer, Web Designer, Yoga Teacher, and Herbalist Jodie exemplifies the true importance of the work - life balance.
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