Today we’d like to introduce you to Yancy “Yogee.” Comins.
Yancy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Once I realized WHY I was on this journey of life, things became very clear to me. Self-healing support and community wellness is the highest work I can do. Before I’d reached this moment of clarity, I hit a very low point in life. Mild depression over my music career moving at a snail’s pace, my funds dried up after leaving a corporate job and taking that “leap of faith” in my artistry. Not feeling able to support my intentions with my actions…
I felt alone and self-sabotaged. My outlook on life only stayed afloat due to my loving partner’s belief and support in me and the time I spent playing with my godson and working in the garden.
But the amazing thing is, within that darkness, I was growing new light: I reflected and accepted situations, prayed deeper and worked out more than ever! One day I got a call from a good friend I hadn’t spoken to in a while, and he offered me a job teaching Creative Writing & Music at Riverside County Juvenile Hall.
Working with these young men and seeing their brilliance trapped inside a cold, heartless environment, changed my life. That phone call changed my life. Gave me the opportunity to tap into unexplored passions – using the tools of nature and creativity to help others express themselves, find their tribe and self-heal.
From there, I took more interest in working with nature, got my Master Gardener certificate of education from the University of California Coop and started teaching in schools around Southern California while curating community enrichment and wellness events for the culture I represent.
Hands In The Soil is an expansion of my passion to help colorful communities reach a forward-thinking, plant-happy, healthy consciousness.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
A huge obstacle for a long time was myself. In order to really create authentic and unique experiences, I had to make sure I was authentic to self.
Our current and foreseen areas of opportunity are in funding and professional collaborative support. With more resources and partners we will be able to scale and sustain growth to reach more humans and provide more safe spaces, education, and unique experiences.
We also desire the brainpower of those who are seasoned in the non-profit sector.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Hands In The Soil – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We are a full spectrum Creative Wellness platform, in service of connecting mind, body & nature.
Curating community wellness and personal development experiences that highly resonate with our generation and culture, are what we bring to this world. We’re proud of our influence.
- Website: HandsInTheSoil.com
- Phone: 8189271433 (Please leave a message)
- Email: Info@handsinthesoil
- Instagram: instagram.com/handsinthesoil
- Facebook: facebook.com/groups/HealthyEquity/
- Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yancy-deron-308b2a34
Kwithy Kat, Pro Hurd, Yogee