Meet The Owner

Relesha Thompson also known as Queen Refinement is the Owner & CEO of The Refinement Sanctuary. 
Queen Refinement is a U.S. Army Veteran who served our country as a Combat Medic. She is an RYT-200 HR Yoga Instructor whom is Yoga Alliance Certified, an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor & Mental Refinement Strategist. With over 13 years of experience in the professional fitness industry she has been bringing individuals together within her community through workouts along with fitness & wellness education for years. 
She holds her B.A. In Psychology w/ a concentration in Mental Health and is currently studying for her Masters in Public Health w/ a concentration in Global Health because she has such a passion to continue her education in the Health & Wellness field to better serve her community. 
From dealing with her own mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder & even suicidal thoughts (which arose from certain events & traumas in life) she developed a passion for psychology & yoga to not only help herself, but to serve others and gift them the tools and knowledge she has gained throughout her journey.

She created The Refinement Sanctuary as an intimate safe haven to assist & serve any and everyone with unlocking their inner calm through mindfulness, yoga, & stillness. However, she strives to bridge the gap between Black & Brown communities and their accessibility to mindfulness, yoga & stillness practices & the benefits of them all. 
As a Yoga Teacher & Mental Refinement Strategist, she is committed to supporting others on their journeys of becoming the best version of themselves by teaching you how to adapt a lifestyle of daily refinement through the practices of mindfulness, yoga & the art of stillness. 

~Queen Refinement 

Also, CHECK OUT this article below featuring Queen Refinement!!! 

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