We had the good fortune of connecting with Trinity Young and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Trinity, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My business is all about healing. I believe being a part of the black community, we are always trying to heal. There is everyday trauma and past generational trauma that is embedded in our community. I began this business because I saw firsthand how ignoring self-care can shorten your life. I lost my mother to a stroke,and I feel most of her illness could have been avoided had she had access to yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. It is a way to release and reconnect to yourself and your purpose in life. My business is to remind people to be authentic to themselves and their divine purpose. In a world where we are conditioned to work and put others first, it is iessentialto reconnect with ourselves and stay grounded in our purpose.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a certified yoga instructor and host weekly classes at a Center City, Philadelphia studio. It was not easy getting to where I am today, and I had a lot of self-doubts. I didn’t think I could do what I set my mind to, and it was hard to find consistency when working a full-time job. I would experience burnout a lot, which I am still struggling with. Somedays, I would overbook myself and cancel classes or poetry performances. Keeping a schedule has helped me better manage my time and given me a sense of control over my work and life. I have learned to write everything down, dates, ideas, and plans, nothing is too small, and you can always return to it later. I work my hardest to be transparent about how I have been feeling.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am defiantly a nature girl, so I would have to go on a hike in Fairmount Park. After, I would get Mexican food at this beautiful Mexican restaurant called La Llorona. Next Im all about having fun and creating, so I would take her to RecPhilly to meet some of my Rec Fam, we could create or just hang out and watch others create.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
i wouldn’t be where I was today without two important companies Rec Philly and Voices in Power. I became a member at Rec back in 2020, and I was doing some YouTube videos. I didn’t have a plan or a community supporting me. I found a community at Rec, like-minded people who support my dreams. I found a home that motivated me to do more. Through Rec, I got introduced to Voices in Power which sparked my old passion for poetry. It is a way for me to release and share my stories. I found my voice and felt encouraged to be authentic to who I am and what I love.

Website: https://www.witchyyogijawn.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/just.trin.the.yogi/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXgJt0zxOt47PcZv1tIcNA

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