We had the good fortune of connecting with Danny Fluker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danny, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“Every Moment is fresh” this is one of the teachings of Hindu Sage, Sadhguru. It’s a simple but powerful concept. If we each truly lived like each moment/ each second was brand new, being present to each and honoring the reality that each has arisen as a gift and won’t come again and this perpetuates – then we would live a less weighted life. Less weighted with worries, expectation, or stories that we create about “time” it’s a way of life that aids in getting us one step closer to freedom, both personal and collective.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe all of life is narrative and the narrative I am most passionate about telling in my own personal life and work is that wellness is a vehicle for liberation in the Black Community. Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga are for us too.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
the Beltline, Piedmont Park, Grant Park, the Quarry (even though it’s not open to the public yet) Gusto on Ponce, Fernbank, Little 5 Points, the West End, Papi’s on Ponce, Eatz.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Siha Collins is a Yoga Studio owner and Well-Being Creative. She also is a Cannabinoid Educator and a genuinely stellar human being. Siha Collins owns Yellow Mat Wellness in Historica Oakhurst. Siha is a friend, colleague, teacher, and sister to me and I’m grateful for our paths crossing. Her studio was the catalyst for my own growth as a Yoga teacher and is also where the idea of Black Boys OM came to be.