Jana Long, E-RYT 500, is Executive Director and co-founder of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc. (BYTA) a national nonprofit, and owner of Power of One Yoga, LLC a community-based wellness center in Baltimore, MD. Jana has practiced yoga nearly 50 years and has traveled globally to study yoga, meditation and contemplative practices, first in West Africa and in India at the Bihar School. She is a certified yoga therapist, Master Gardener in Baltimore City and an Ayurvedic lifestyle advocate. Her primary work focuses on the therapeutic application of yoga to encourage and empower people 55 and older to embrace age-appropriate wellness practices. She is a former media professional and has extensive experience in nonprofit development and small business management.