Curvy Chick Yoga spotlights self-care by building strong minds and bodies

alt text By Chelsea Berry, Arts and Culture Reporter, The Real Chi

Facing constant battles with mental health, Angelica Lewis, a resident of North Lawndale, turned to her yoga mat to find inner peace and balance. She began visiting area yoga studios, but while there, she often found herself displaced. Lewis said she’s a curvier woman, and most classes or instructors weren’t considerate of her body’s needs. Her continued practice of yoga led her to a path of mental wellness and gave her the confidence to start Curvy Chick Yoga. Lewis spoke to The Real Chi about the importance of self-care and how she overcame challenges to bring herself back to center.