Chelsea Jackson Roberts

Founder, Co-Director

Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts is the founder and co-director of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for teen girls at Spelman College and co-founder of Red Clay Yoga.

She has extensive experience in the field of education as a former public school teacher and educational researcher. Chelsea graduated from Spelman College with a degree in Child Development, earned her MA in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, and finished with her doctoral degree in Educational Studies at Emory University.

She is currently a certified E-RYT and RCYT who completed her initial 200-hour yoga teachers’ training at Kashi Atlanta Ashram under the guidance of her beloved teachers Swami Jaya Devi and Ma Jaya in 2007.

Chelsea also completed trainings in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York City, specifically for instructors who work with children, teens, and also within communities that have experienced trauma. It was during Chelsea’s training for Restorative Justice at the University of Wisconsin, Madison facilitated by Sujatha Baliga that she began making connections between the value of storytelling, critical literacy development, and yoga.

Chelsea founded Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls in 2013 and invited skilled educators and yoga teachers to join her at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art where the program has been thriving for five years.