Black Wellness Influencers You Need To Follow

Wellness has become a hot topic as of late, but in a sea of #wellness and #healthyliving, it’s easy to see the same kinds of posts, and the same type of people, over and over. Statistically, we’re prone to interact more with people who look like us, and our social media interactions are no exception.

We rounded up some of our favorite wellness accounts, which will tell you everything from how to make a delicious smoothie to the right way to do downward dog. To help keep your feed fresh and ever-inspiring, here are some wellness influencers you might not know about, but most definitely should.


Jessamyn Stanley, @mynameisjessamyn

Yoga teacher and body-positivity advocate, Stanley’s Instagram account is filled with yoga positions, videos of sequences, and advice on thinking about how you feel, rather than how you look.



Black Girl In Om, @blackgirlinom

Founder Lauren Ash created Black Girl In Om (BGIO) to foster community and give women of color a space to breathe easy through holistic wellness and self-care.



Berto Calkins, @tattedvegan 

This personal trainer shows that not all vegans are thin white girls. Fitness is his therapy along with eating all the good vegan foods. 



Derrick “DJ” Townsel, @dade2shelby

This former NFL WR is a personal trainer, health coach, yoga instructor, who is also known as the rasta yogi.



Chelsea Williams, @thatschelsea

She is s a certified health professional who shares plant-based recipes, natural remedies, and non-toxic beauty products.