Felicia “Fela” Taliaferro is a Yoga Therapist, Wellness Consultant, Event Curator, and a passionate advocate for the transformative power of yoga. With nearly a decade of experience guiding individuals of all shapes, backgrounds, and capacities on their yoga journeys, Fela has become a beacon of healing and empowerment in the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) and beyond.
Fela’s dedication to the art and science of yoga therapy is underscored by her academic achievements. She holds a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from the prestigious Maryland University of Integrative Health. This integrative approach to yoga therapy involves harnessing the ancient wisdom of yoga to address physical, emotional, and mental well-being, making it a potent tool for holistic healing.
What sets Fela apart is her unwavering passion for yoga as a catalyst for healing and personal growth. She firmly believes that yoga is not just a physical practice but a profound means to navigate the intricate landscapes of our inner selves and the world around us. In her view, wellness and environmental justice are intertwined, with yoga serving as a bridge between the two. Through yoga, we gain a deeper connection to ourselves and others, fostering empathy and awareness—qualities that are more crucial than ever in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inspired by her own journey and the collective displacement experienced during the pandemic, Fela founded “Sol Session,” a rooftop yoga party that is much more than just a gathering. It’s a space where people can come together to move, breathe, and celebrate how far they’ve come on their individual and collective paths. Sol Session embodies the essence of resilience and the power of community, and it serves as a testament to Fela’s commitment to fostering connection and healing through yoga.
Fela’s work is also rooted in a profound sense of social justice and empowerment. The name “A Seat On the Mat” draws inspiration from the influential works of Shirley Chisholm and Solange Knowles—’A Seat At The Table.’ Just as Chisholm and Knowles emphasized the importance of having a seat at the table for Black and marginalized communities, Fela emphasizes the importance of having a seat on the yoga mat for all individuals, creating a space where healing, transformation, and empowerment can flourish.
In a world where healing and unity are more important than ever, Fela tands as a dedicated guide and advocate, using the ancient practice of yoga to help individuals find their seats on the mat and in the world. Her journey is a testament to the power of yoga to heal, transform, and unite us all.