Yolanda started practicing mediation while growing up in Montana. A lover of nature and the outdoors she immediately fell in love with the practice. Bringing awareness to breath provided her an opportunity to slow down and tune in. Becoming a Yoga Instructor was an natural transition that stemmed from her passion to share the benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness with others.
She completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training Certification and Restorative Yoga Certification. Following her passion she opened Beach Belly's Yoga and Wellness Center 3447 E. Ocean View Ave. Norfolk, VA.
Additionally,Yolanda received her Life Coach Certification from Edgar Cayce A.R.E. Center, she is an expert in Mindfulness Meditaiton and Transcendental Mediation. As a passionate believer in life long education she felt bringing this practice to local community recreation centers, as a love offering was important for ALL children, she received her Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids Certification with the PESI Education Institute NYC., Yolanda is currently enrolled in Yoga for Round Body's Program with Tina Veer and Body Positivity Yoga with Amber Kearns. Yolanda believes in the message of yoga and diversity. Her missions is as follows:
"My goal is to bring attention to body preoccupation and its detrimental side effects in combatting size discrimination. I am an advocate for change and inclusion when it comes to health, wellness and acceptance"