Faculty - Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Chelsea Jackson Roberts is an internationally celebrated yoga instructor, educator, and passionate change agent skilled in the art of cultivating community through yoga. With over a decade of teaching experience in both asana and meditation, Chelsea’s unique teaching style makes yoga accessible to a wide range of levels and her balance between sweat and sweet surrender makes her classes a favorite for beginners and regular practitioners.

Chelsea’s energetic sequences, dope beats & signature smile have gained the attention of international pop artist Janelle Monáe who practices with Chelsea and recently invited her to join her choreography team because of her musical taste and asana combinations. Chelsea has graced the cover of Yoga Journal and her enthusiastic and inviting way for sharing yoga also prepared her for the opportunity to teach yoga at the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2016.

Chelsea received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a focus in language, literacy, and culture. Her research within the field of yoga served as the foundation for her current community program for teen girls, Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp at Spelman College.

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Heart Equity: Using Our Stories and the Breath to Cultivate Community

Our yoga practice and our personal, lived experiences can be essential to many of our self-care practices, and it can also begin to awaken our bodies in ways that make us more aware both within and beyond the physical body. Making connections between what the body experiences and the ways in which our mind processes and understands issues surrounding inequality and exclusion is essential for any yoga teacher who wants to be more inclusive. In addition, this intensive provides space for yoga teachers and students who are curious about how inclusion can truly be experienced within a yoga class that is deliberate, aware and grounded in compassion. Inspired by her work with Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College founded by Chelsea in 2013, this 6-hour experience uses asana, dialogue, journaling, poetry and meditation to attune to our individual and collective purpose(s) while in community with others. This workshop includes a dharma talk, gentle or restorative practice, guided journaling and/or poetry experience (individual and collective), meditation and Yoga Nidra with aromatherapy. This course is perfect for anyone who works with, is a part of, or an ally to vulnerable or marginalized communities and is interested in understanding yoga in relationship with the work you do, or want to do in your community. This intensive is designed to: (1) Access yoga as a way to practice self-care. (2) Cultivate community relationships while engaging yoga. (3) Demonstrate how yoga and literature together can be used as a tool for cultivating an empowered voice for yourself and your students. Please bring: • Journal or notebook • Pen/pencil • One personal item that is meaningful to you and that you feel comfortable speaking to within the group.


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)


Breathe, Refect and Stretch: A Yoga Experience that Engages Journaling, Asana and Meditation

Join Chelsea for a yoga practice that utilizes the breath, reflection and the written word as a path to explore sensation and purpose. Inspired by the community of work of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp that Chelsea founded in 2013, this class holds space for the practitioners who love journal writing, meeting others across yoga communities, and a good ole-fashioned asana practice that is both accessible and challenging.


10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 HRS)


Slow Flow: A Soulful Yoga Mix of Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga

When Chelsea began teaching over a decade ago, her most popular classes were the ones that elevated her ability to align yoga postures and soulful music that were always in conversation with the intentions, purpose, and power of yoga. Join Chelsea for a vinyasa class that centers the impact music has on her practice and the ways in which she shares across communities.


3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)


Yoga Nidra + Deep Relaxation

Have you been longing for a yoga practice that is supportive and deeply reflective? Join Chelsea for an intimate Yoga Nidra experience where she will guide you through a restorative meditation using the breath, relaxation and visualization. This class is for all ages, backgrounds, body types, and levels of experience.


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 HRS)