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Grits and Gumbo

Inge was asked by one of her friends Dr. Ellen Harris, who grew up in Houston’s Third Ward, to be a part of her culinary journey that captures and highlights people of the African diaspora. Ellen describes Inge as high-spirited and adventuresome; they share a love of food and culture as well as a friendship that spans over 35 years. ...

Yes! Yoga Has Curves

Yes! Yoga Has Curves Featured in the recent release by Dana Smith, Yes! Yoga Has Curves, showing that yoga comes in all shapes and sizes! (2014). Yaya could not pass the opportunity to share in Dana’s vision in saying, …”yoga is for ‘everyBody’… Look for the book in August 2014 on Amazon.com!  ...

Yoga as Part of Corporate Wellness

Yaya believes in healthy employees! Lunchtime yoga in corporate settings is a win-win for everyone.  Employees will learn to develop tools that can bring calm in stressful work related situations, re-energize during an afternoon slump, or learn to incorporate more positive attitudes in the workplace. Employers will notice better productivity and a renewed spring in the workplace with minimal investment!...

Yoga Journal

Yaya and daughter, Kito were featured in “Om” section of Yoga Journal, the US yoga industry’s premier magazine. (2013, May) Yoga Journal has been a premier source for reliable information, trends, and safety regarding all things “yoga.” Pictured below in Yaya’s Florida dojo (page 30), Kito Jacobi is quoted, “In our family, we believe that children “pick” their parents, meaning that my spirit, and the spirits of my three siblings, needed something in this life that only Yaya, as we call our mom, could provide. And I agree with that. Even though my mother and I sometimes test each other’s patience, I am inspired by her amazing strength, wit, compassion, and...