Magnolia Yoga Studio

The Pitch

Magnolia Yoga Studio is the first Black-owned yoga studio in New Orleans and is dedicated to a yoga community rich in values of diversity, inclusivity, and affordability within the Health & Wellness world. Magnolia Yoga offers quality, beginner hot yoga classes to a diverse population in downtown New Orleans, at city parks, and virtually 7-days a week.

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Adrianne “Ajax” Jackson

Adrianne “Ajax” Jackson

The Entrepreneur

Having worked from the bottom up, Ajax has fulfilled several roles in education and the non-profit sector such as assistant, coordinator, co-teacher, lead teacher, program director and now, business owner. She has developed equal measures of creative visionary, facilitator, teacher and producer activating each talent to grow her yoga entrepreneurship. Magnolia Yoga Studio led and envisioned by Ajax has become a movement and community directly engaged and empowered to take their health and wellness into their own hands through yoga and meditation. Ajax has an aptitude for enhancing any environment and communication with her warm, yet provocative perspectives on health, education, community, business & culture. Annually, she leads and produces a BIPOC Yoga Teacher Training including during the 2020 pandemic. Ajax believes now more than ever, health resources are essential for our communities of culture. Often you will find her teaching online, throughout New Orleans and at Magnolia Yoga Studio; making the impossible possible through vision, focus, determination and dedication.


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