Imani Jade Powers

Imani Jade Powers was homeschooled in San Francisco and traveled extensively with her yoga-teacher parents throughout her childhood, sparking an early interest in other cultures and languages. She speaks French, Spanish, and Italian and is currently studying Arabic. She began practicing yoga daily when she was 15 while living in Paris as an au pair and dancing salsa professionally. Imani has also been interested in supporting under-privileged young women around the world, empowering them to take leadership roles in their communities. Her online blueprint for an organization that would reach out to these communities can be seen at