Leslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga®, is a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, and yoga instructor. She is committed to the empowerment of all people and communities of diverse backgrounds to develop mastery over their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
As a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, yoga instructor and public speaker, Leslie has had the opportunity to study and train with world-renowned masters of dance, yoga and spirituality. It was through her intensive dance training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center that Leslie was first introduced to yoga.
With more than 20 years of experience, she remains a dedicated practitioner and teacher. It was the connection of yogic principals, spirituality, and dances of the African Diaspora and the intrinsic expression of movement through nature’s elements that inspired Jones to create Afro Flow Yoga.
Along with her husband, Jeff W. Jones, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, musical director, and cofounder of Afro Flow Yoga, she offers weekly and monthly classes in Boston and New York. Afro Flow Yoga® has been featured in Yoga Journal, Black Enterprise, and Exhale. Leslie and Jeff Jones have also produced two wellness DVDs: Core Strength: Back to Basics and Core Power: Radiate the Energy Within.