Hey y'all, I'm Charlie
I am an entrepreneur, mentor, community organizer, and healer. At the core of everything that I do is a passion for social justice and a mission to create spaces where people from marginalized groups can show up as their whole selves.
Back in 2018, I opened Haven Yoga Studio in Indianapolis after years of practicing, working in studios, teaching, and experiencing the reality that, as a Black person, I was unable to do my deep work in the spaces that were available to me. I founded Haven to provide an accessible and affirming space where people can practice in community and safely deepen their wellness practice amongst others who care about their wellbeing.
During my years working and practicing in yoga studios, I observed the barriers that keep marginalized groups out of the space. Financial constraints, access to transportation, cultural relevance, and the positioning of wellness as a luxury meant that I did not see other people like me in these studios. Haven was born to address these barriers, however, my yoga studio is not where my work ends.