Reggie Ford was introduced to yoga in 2016 by Hot Yoga of East Nashville after experiencing nagging aches from his days of playing college football at Vanderbilt University. Initially attracted to the benefits of the physical practice, Reggie quickly began seeing the deeper positive effects from a spiritual, emotional, and mental perspective.
After finding SWY as a student during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, Reggie completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training through Baptiste Power Yoga Nashville as one of our first TEJAS scholarship recipients. Reggie joined the SWY board in 2021 after falling in love with the mission and larger community.
Reggie is the founder and president of RoseCrete Wealth Management, a financial services firm that provides investment management and financial planning strategies for affluent young professionals and athletes. He is also the author of Perseverance Through Severe Dysfunction (PTSD): Breaking the Curse of Intergenerational Trauma as a Black Man in America. Reggie serves on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations including Backfield in Motion, Communities in Schools, and Monroe Harding.