DR. CHELSEA JACKSON ROBERTS
Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D., E-RYT is a yoga educator who completed her 200-hour yoga teachers’ training in 2007. Chelsea’s teaching style is grounded firmly in an exploration of strength and freedom through a dialogue of awareness within the body. Chelsea’s yoga practice extends beyond the asana through her strength of cultivating community dialogue through yoga.
In 2013, Chelsea founded Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. In 2015, Chelsea graced the June cover of Yoga Journal and shared more about her unique community work and workshop trainings.
Chelsea was recently featured in the January/February issue of Spirituality & Health Magazine as an Influential Trailblazer in yoga and has been featured in Elle Magazine and on Huffington Post for her authentic teachings, practices, and community outreach. Follow Chelsea's work on her Blog, chelsealovesyoga.com or her Instagram, @chelsealovesyoga.
ROSS OSCAR KNIGHT
"In 2003 I suffered a painful lower back injury while playing sports. My physical therapist suggested yoga as a low impact exercise to increase my flexibility and test my endurance. After my first class I was hooked! Within a few weeks I noticed a decrease in my stress level and an increase in my core strength. Over the past 13 years I have incorporated yoga techniques into my photography shooting by combining breathing techniques and stability exercises."
Ross Oscar Knight is an international photographer, avid yogi, author and speaker who has an intense passion to understand humanity one photograph at a time. He uses his camera to open doors, gaining access to examine and capture the shared truths that bind us together. His strength in communication through imagery was born from his childhood stuttering, his search for a racial identity and his fascination with emotional expression.
Eight years ago he left a career in Engineering, Marketing, and Small Business Development to pursue his dream of becoming an international photographer. To date, he has traveled to six different continents to observe, participate in, and photograph cultural ceremonies that fulfill his passion to understand and then communicate the beauty of the human story unfolding. As a speaker he has trained hundreds of amateur, aspiring and professional photographers and as a philanthropist he has supported cancer research, microfinance programs, youth fitness and mission trips to Haiti and Honduras. In 2013 Ross was named to the board of directors for WonderRoot and joined the Beautiful in Every Shade platform as co-director.
Knight is a trusted member of the Professional Photographers of America and his images have appeared in various media outlets across the globe. Notably, CNN, Oprah Winfrey, Huffington Post, HGTV, the NBA, Forbes and Essence have featured his work. Also, 20th Century Fox and Lifetime Television have expressed interest in his photo documentaries. His current fine art exhibits titled, Beauty in the Face of Destruction and Everyday Life India, are touring the U.S. In 2014, he published his first book containing over a decade of his global images.