TEDxAccra speaker profile – Nana Amoako-Anin

I’m a dreamer. I’m risk-taker and I’ve failed brilliantly, quite a few times. A New York City museum dweller from a young age, I studied art at Columbia University. I stumbled upon the law, and my life took some exciting and daring turns. A Manhattan District Attorney (who became a recovering lawyer) – A Wall Street Banker – An Artist – A Model – A Fashion Designer – A Mother – A Yogi.

There was a pivotal moment in my life, when “stress” became a constant roommate. I’ve worked 100s of hours in deadline-driven and often hectic workspaces. Its became clear to me that “you can have it all – but at what cost?” Fast-forward 10 years – to now. Many people still ask me – why did you drop the fancy suits and open – of all things – a yoga studio? 3 years later, it’s still a simple answer: self-care isn’t just something that makes you feel good it’s a critical factor in happiness and sanity. Living your best life now, should be a global priority.

Why you should listen?

Living “mindfully” is an important factor in growth, health and success. Yoga is a global movement, that explores this important wellness goal. We must start to connect to the possibility that good physical health, will tune up the mind. I’m happy to be part of that conversation and share my experiences.

Quote from Nana

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Mohammed Ali

About TEDxAccra

TEDxAccra is annual event, where thinkers and doers of our community are gathered to create and share ideas.

This year’s TEDx will come off from April 19 to 23, 2016. The event seeks to develop and leverage the TED experience at a community level, bring together innovative thinkers to connect and discuss great ideas.

At TEDxAccra, participants will take part in a TED-like experience that will ultimately equip and inspire them into boundless possibilities.

The concept is to reflect ideas and inspire thinking of a new generation of African thinkers and leaders, presenting to an audience committed to engaging and reengaging in an active and meaningful manner with the continent.

Source: TEDxAccra

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