Founder & Executive Director
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Changa Bell is a multifaceted American professional known for his expertise in mindfulness, behavior change strategy, cultural activism, and human development. He is also a respected author and successful entrepreneur. With his vast experience and knowledge in these areas, he is widely regarded as one of the nation's leading behavior change strategists.
Changa Bell is an accomplished author of the book "Affirmations for Dads: 21 Lessons in Minding Your Fatherhood" and Digital Balance for High Performing Students (a 30-Day Self-Improvement journal. Changa is the creator of the transformative personal development program, The LifeForce™ Development Curriculum (LFD), which integrates the skills, principles, and practices of yoga along with mindfulness, meditation, and life coaching. LFD fosters mental, physical, psychological, and emotional growth.
Changa Bell is a certified RYT+350 from the Sri Sri School of Yoga and Ministry of AYUSH - GOVT OF INDIA IYA and a registered e-RYT with the Yoga Alliance. His school and teacher training facility, Sunlight & Yoga is a registered RYS and YAECP with the Yoga Alliance as well. In 2014 Bell was among the 2nd cohort of graduates from Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies as a certified life coach.
Changa Bell's work has positively impacted people from all socio-economic backgrounds, and as a result, he has received numerous honors, including recognition from the Baltimore City council, the Baltimore City Mayor's office, B.Me Community, Red Bull Amaphiko, and former President Barack Obama. His impact has been felt through various mediums, including conferences, seminars, fairs, festivals, workshops, and media features in publications such as The Huffington Post, Men's Health Magazine, People Magazine online, Good Morning America, and Teen Vogue.
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Past Speaking Engagements & Presentations
Center for Black Male Achievement, Rumble Young Man Rumble
BMe, National Conference
Black Father's Book Expo
Red Bull Amaphiko
Summit Series (Eden, Utah)
Awards & Fellowships
President's Award for Community Service
Fox 45's Champions of Courage Award
Black Enterprise Modern Man
American University Black Alumni Alliance CBCF Excellence
Red Bull Amaphiko Fellow
"Our organization of fellows were suffering from compassion fatigue. Many experienced health threats, divorce, and stress as a result of being overworked and putting themselves last. After Changa's presentation at our National Conference, we turned self-defeat into self-care & used our tools to foster immediate change and positive results. Today our organization is stronger and more aware than ever before."
-Benjamin Evans, BMe Co-Founder