Ebony Smith is a certified yoga Instructor, wellness coach, and founder of the nonprofit outreach organization Yoga N Da Hood. A Dallas native, Smith overcame a rocky and turbulent childhood and young adult life until she found yoga in her late twenties during her pregnancy. Wanting to have a natural birth, she started yoga and it was her saving grace, a wake-up call to begin a healing process her heart had been longing for. Discovering her potential to help those around her in underprivileged “hood” communities, she founded Yoga N Da Hood, which offers free yoga and meditation classes. Now known as the Ghetto Guru, Smith teaches people in underserved communities the art of self-healing and self-love through yoga and mindfulness, with a mission to equip individuals with the tools to empower their own lives and to further spread the message of healing, self-love, and wholeness to a wider community.