I teach students how to heal by receiving both their light and shadow without judgement or criticism. From there they begin to identify beyond duality-based conscienceness and experience true liberty, in love.
— Abiola Akanni
How I Became a Yogi
What’s good ya’ll! Abiola Akanni (pronounced Ah-be-ahla) here, wellness entrepreneur, founder of Trap Vinyasa™ and creator of the Divine Feminine Yoga Workshop.
My yoga journey started almost 10 years ago after a bad drug habit and annoying scoliosis diagnosis that took me off the track, literally (I used to be a sprinter) and left me on the couch. In the midst of this I was introduced to yoga which helped me build awareness around deep-seeded insecurities and a victimization mindset while healing from sexual trauma. From there the practice ushered in healing that allowed me to alchemize my trauma into ascension points.
What Inspired the Yoga by Biola Brand and Blog?
Once I began applying yogic philosophy to my life I created a process of self examination called the 5 self healing benefits of yoga in order to identify areas of growth. After teaching my 1st yoga retreat in Kauai in 2014 I started sharing this process and practice on social media. I didn’t have an intention in mind but rather a desire to connect with others looking to heal.
Fast forward to today and that desire has now mushroomed into Yoga by Biola, The Divine Feminine Yoga Workshop and Trap Vinyasa™ where I share practical tips for building your yoga practice, spiritual teachings, body positivity and more!
I’m inspired by all things wellness because I’ve come to learn that holistic living is no longer an option but a necessity for my emotional wellbeing. With that being said, it’s my goal to make enlightened living accessible. It’s not reserved for gurus or yoga teachers. Everyone is a teacher and everyone deserves to live well.
Why Read this Blog?
Hunny, yoga is a journey, it ain’t a destination so know that I’m not claiming to be somewhere – I’ve made that mistake before and fell flat on my ass because of it. Instead, I’d like to share my experiences and make enlightenment accessible for those that are ready, whether you’re a thot, a thug or a yogi.
Everyone is deserving of spiritual nourishment and my hope is to cut out the privileged stereotype of wellness and make it approachable!
RYT Certified Yoga Instructor via Yoga Alliance
- 200hr Certification | Urban Yoga Spa
- 200hr Certification | 8 Limbs Yoga Centers
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science | Minor: Law, Diversity & Justice from Western Washington University