Tyecia Powell is the Director of BYW (Bikram Yoga Works) in DC, Baltimore and Boston. She works with kids and adults to change bodies, minds, and lives through mental health and wellness. Tyecia is a native Baltimorean who believes that change starts at the root. She worked in public schools for fifteen years as a teacher, academic coach, and as Assistant Director of Urban Teachers, an alternative teaching certification program. Tyecia is a trained Pilates, CPR, and Mental Health & Wellness Instructor, as well as a basketball, softball, and track coach. She is a lifelong learner, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education (UMBC), a Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership (Valdosta State), a Specialist Degree in Leadership (Walden University), and is currently working on her Educational Doctorate in Leadership & Management (St. Thomas University). Tyecia's training style blends her wellness expertise with her educator viewpoint and the neuroscience of stress management. With Nonprofit Wellness, she specializes in training teachers and other educators.