FOUNDER & CYO
Video: Black Male Yoga Initiative: One Man's Mission
Changa Bell is an American author, entrepreneur, mindfulness expert,
cultural activist, human developer and one of the nation's #1 life and
behavior change strategist.
Author of the book, Affirmations for Dads: 21 Lessons in Minding Your
Fatherhood, Mr. Bell has empowered men and women alike around
the world through his life development programs. He created the
transformative personal development program focused on health
equity: The LifeForce™ Development Curriculum.
Mr. Bell is a certified certified eRYT+350, from the Sri Sri School
of Yoga and Ministry of AYUSH - GOVT OF INDIA IYA 350
and is considered a Global L2 Expert Yoga instructor. Mr. Bell
is a Georgetown University Certified Health Coach, Owner
of Sunlight & Yoga Holistic Wellness Center, and is the
Founder and Chief Yoga Officer of the nationally acclaimed
non-profit, The Black Male Yoga Initiative.
His work has touched the lives of people on all levels of
the socio-economic spectrum and thus has received
honors from the Baltimore City council, the Baltimore City
Mayor’s office, B.Me Community, Red Bull Amaphiko and
from President Barak Obama. Through conferences, seminars,
fairs, festivals, workshops and through features in publications from
The Huffington Post and People Magazine to Good Morning America
and Teen Vogue, Mr. Bell is able to make an impact.
As a cultural activist and human developer he has been named a Black Enterprise Modern Man. His personal mission is to brighten, improve and motivate, while expressing the values of: compassion, encouragement and love, for family issues, education and spirituality. As such Bell helps people connect with their purpose and increase attention to self-care via holistic health practices and specifically has set out to train ONE THOUSAND Black Men to become certified and registered yoga instructors! Mr. Bell asserts that HEALTH IS OUR HERITAGE and thus we can HEAL A NATION BY CREATING A NATION OF HEALERS.
His message of RelationShift, LifeForce™ Development, and Health Equity through Yoga continues to serve people across the world.
To contact Changa about a speaking engagement, please email:
Past Speaking Engagements
Center for Black Male Achievement, Rumble Young Man Rumble
BMe, National Conference
Black Father's Book Expo
Red Bull Amaphiko
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