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.
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
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