About

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At various points in our lives, or on a quest, and for reasons that often remain obscure, we are driven to make decisions which prove with hindsight to be loaded with meaning. – Swami Satchidananda

Peace and Blessings,

Thank you for visiting and make yourself comfortable as you read my musings. Since you’re reading the about section, I think that it is safe to assume you would like to know a bit more about me and this site. Melanated Lotus Flower is the new home for all of my blogging. My previous websites were great however, I felt that it was important to create a space for my writing that was more in tune with my vision and my growth. Sometimes you simply have to give birth to something new and let go of all that came before it.

I am a former contributing Culture and Her Source writer to the Source Magazine. From January 2014 until April 2015, I was the featured contributor to the Hood Health 101 column. On average, my articles garnered 20k views per post which was amazing for the target demographic. Articles about topics that related specifically to women were written for Her Source. In addition to The Source, I have also contributed my writing to several other online sites as well.

In 2008 I started a business called Power of Refinement. Initially, the business dealt with youth programming focusing on life skills, job readiness, and other crucial components within underserved communities. The name Power of Refinement speaks to the power of the process of actuating an enhanced version of oneself. In 2014 the company turned its sights towards women’s empowerment and began creating new services and workshops within Hampton Roads. I truly believe that it is imperative that women step fully into or become more empowered mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and sexually. While we focus on these topics I also emphasize the importance of sisterhood or your tribe as I say. In 2016 I took my passion for yoga to the next level completing my 200hr yoga teacher training. That’s right my loves, I officially became a Yoga Instructor!! Whoop Whoop!! This space is another manifestation of living out that purpose. Currently, I offer:

  • Private & Group Yoga Classes
  • Private & Group Meditation Classes
  • Life Coaching Services
  • Melanated Lotus Sister Circle Workshops

I also host free events and workshops around Hampton Roads so make sure you follow my Facebook pages to see what I’m up to. I’m also looking to add audio and video content to be released soon, so please keep an eye out for that {Insert handclap because I’m super excited about that}.

Thank you again for your time and I truly hope that we can connect and grow within this beautiful space.

Namaste Beloveds,

Nakeasha J

Feel free to connect with me…..

Instagram: Melanated_Beauty

Facebook Business Page: Melanated Lotus Yoga

Facebook Business Page: Power Of Refinement

Twitter: Nakeasha J

Linkedin: Professional Experience