Hi! My name is Tya (pronounced Tia) and I am an engineer by day and a zumba instructor by night. The environment, healthy living, mental health, diet, fitness - all of these things intrigue me. As many African Americans have experienced illness within their families, I too have seen diabetes, heart disease, prostate disease, lung disease, mental health disease, and high blood pressure. This is why I am so interested in healthy living. I do not believe that every disease is preventable but I do believe that excessive weight, stress, and lifestyle is a big part of overall health. My blog is mainly dedicated to helping my students find my zumba classes. But I will also post articles, offer tips and opinions about 'healthy living' as a whole. I am currently on a natural hair journey as well. I am also an avid bible reader and teacher. Feel free to email me or post comments. Enjoy your stay!