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2011 Women History Maker-DC, MD, & VA


Takeyah A. Young


Takeyah A. Young is the Founder and Director of Core Connection Lifestyle, a company dedicated to providing life essentials for well-being and tools for balanced living to ensure a healthy lifestyle. Through health counseling, wellness education, and sustainable living consulting, she serves as her clients’ personal advocate for living an energized and passionate life.


Takeyah’s growing interest in health and well-being is what propelled her to the professional world of nutrition and wellness. Her previous research, professional, and international experiences have helped her integrate her scientific and teaching background into helping people to make healthy choices for their lives. Her passion for improving the quality of life for communities and individuals has fueled her desire to inspire change in the systems and patterns in society.


A Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Speaker, and Educator, her private practice offers assistance countrywide. She is trained in all the different dietary theories, eastern and western nutrition, modern health issues, personal growth and development, and health counseling. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University (of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) and Master’s degree from University of Maryland.

Educated at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City (a Columbia University affiliate), she learned directly from such leading health experts as David Wolfe, Deepak Chopra, MD, Neal Barnard, MD, Andrew Weil, MD, Geneen Roth, Joseph Mercola, DO, Annemarie Colbin, PhD, and Paul Pitchford, MS. Takeyah is board certified as a holistic practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is also cooking instructor for the Cancer Project’s “Food for Life: Nutrition and Cooking Class Series for Cancer Prevention and Survival.


For over 9 years, Takeyah has explored, practiced and studied various yoga styles. Takeyah completed her 200-hour hatha-vinyasa yoga teacher training with Faith Hunter and Ieshia Ali at Shakti MindBody Studio in Washington, DC. She is a certified yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance, and a member of the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers (IABYT), Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association (MAYA), and Kripalu Yoga Teacher Association (KYTA).


Ms. Young was nominated by Akilah Richards, Founder of The Lightcaster’s Project.