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Belinda  is an accomplished tai chi player, having won multiple martial arts competitions placing gold for forms and pushing hands.

Belinda began a power yoga practice in 2001 to compliment her martial arts training. In 2009 I completed my 200-hr certification to teach yoga from Hilltop Yoga with Hilaire Lockwood.

I am also trained in special needs yoga, yoga for teens, Yoga for 12-Step Recovery (substance recovery yoga) and Curvy Yoga.

I am the owner and founder of Just B Yoga & Tai Chi LLC, a donation-based studio that serves underserved communities in Lansing.

Just B Yoga was created in 2010 as a weekly free yoga class held in the gymnasium of the Shabazz Academy, a charter middle school in Lansing.

After a few months I was able to get space in REO Town, where REO Oldsmobile was born.

The studio has expanded twice in size.

In July 2012 I committed to the studio and other ventures full-time, leaving the newspaper business.




Earth Day Lansing yoga at the Capitol

Began weekly free yoga class at Shabazz Academy gym

October: Opened studio space in REO Town

Belinda Thurston, connecting yoga and message to build community.

Belinda Thurston, connecting yoga and message to build community.


Solstice in the Alley – yoga benefit in an art gallery

People’s Choice Award – Best Yoga in Lansing

Began teaching yoga to the Lansing Derby Vixens, Lansing’s roller derby team

Opened Lansing’s first dragon boat race with Tai Chi


Top of the Town – Best Alternative Health in Lansing

2012 Michigan Hometown Health Hero Award


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