Centuries of systemic oppression have had a considerable impact on the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of African Americans specifically and people of African descent globally. Despite these challenges, we survive, we flourish, and we thrive, yet it is often at the expense of our own mental and physical self care and results in high amounts of stress related illness.
We believe that identifying or establishing and maintaining consistent mindfulness practices can heal our minds, bodies and souls and has been proven to result in significant stress reduction.
Sonia uses her obsession with technology and her passion for mindfulness to organize and harmonize almost every aspect of her life. She has been a black woman her whole life, a small business owner for nearly 20 years, and an active leader for more than a decade. Sonia’s consistent mindfulness practices and frequent productive use of technology help her to effectively manage stress, consciously parent her powerful daughter, and to skillfully and successfully design, build, cultivate and grow containers where amazing things happen.
She is a licensed spiritual counselor and is working on her degree in Consciousness Studies from the School of Spiritual Leadership.
David designs, builds and cultivates successful and productive sales and strategic partnerships to increase awareness, affinity, buy-in, and revenue - all with mindfulness at the core. With over 15 years of experience, David puts the FUNK in cross-functional training and leadership, and he uses his intense desire to serve to intentionally and effectively connect people, places and ideas. Combining his commitment to his own mindfulness evolution with his commitment to create lasting change and healing, David is on a Soul Mission to serve, collaborate, impact, add value, and have fun!"
Kalani is in her second year at the University of California, Santa Cruz, working towards a degree in Computer Science. She hopes to focus on human-computer interaction and explore ways in which technology can help people become their best selves. In addition to proficiency in the Python and C languages, she has studied Japanese and Spanish, and is hoping to study Korean while attending Yonsei University in South Korea in the coming school year.
Joy is a Bay Area native with a deep love of music that has been passed down from her grandmother and parents. She incorporated her passion for music into her professional life working in concert production for the last 10 years. Apart from music, Joy finds her peace through meditation, yoga, and time spent by the ocean. Her spiritual practice found new depths through travel to places such as India and Bali.
With the global shift that came in 2020, Joy has dedicated her time to nurturing mindfulness as a whole not only for herself, but to uplift and empower her community. With her background in the music industry and current studies in herbal medicine, she is honored and excited to bring all her worlds together with one divine purpose as the Content Lead for Blackfullness.
Gabriella creates and organizes productivity systems for business leaders and nonprofit organizations. She has spent the last 13 years of her career supporting and founding Black-owned businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington D.C. serving logistical brilliance with the highest level of care. She is an organizer, youth mentor, advocate, entrepreneur, a licensed spiritual counselor with Centers for Spiritual Living, dancer, loving wife, mother, and 100% around the way girl. Gabriella’s daily prayer is to become a Master of Gratitude, Self-Care, Forgiveness and Love.