Chris Jeter is a wellness advocate who uses creative expression and mindfulness practices to promote high-level wellness - an individual's active commitment to maximizing their potential. Chris promotes wellness through his roles as an artist, mental health professional, and yoga/mindfulness teacher. Each of these layers helps Chris deepen his practice of wellness and spirituality.
As an artist, Chris- known as i.D.; utilizes his voice to make observations of the world- and himself. These observations are rooted in Chris’ commitment to spirituality, mindfulness, wisdom, lifelong learning, and freedom. In November 2021, i.D. released his album [i.D.]entity: Return of the Free. This album also gave rise to his documentary [i.D.]entity: The Journey Toward Free, which was selected to be showcased at the 2022 Afrikana Film Festival in Richmond, VA. As an artist, Chris has participated in residences at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and the Contemporary Arts Network in Newport News, VA. Furthermore, Chris currently serves as a Songwriting Fellow for the Virginia Commission for the Arts in their inaugural year of the fellowship.
Chris began his journey to teaching yoga and mindfulness at Faith Hunter's School of Yoga in Washington, D.C. Since receiving his 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher certificate, Chris has taught numerous classes in Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Washington D.C. Through his work, Chris has been able to work with organizations such as Texas State University, Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, and Iron Village Preparatory Academy. Flows & Grooves, Chris’ signature class, offers a space to invite creative movement, expression, and rhythm into yoga practice.
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In August 2021, Chris graduated with a Master of Education in Counselor Education and has experience working with primary and secondary schools in the Richmond Metro area. Through his counseling practice, he has utilized mindfulness-based and expressive arts interventions to promote wellness. Chris has successfully implemented music and mindfulness programs focused on building skills to identify and creatively express emotions. Currently, Chris serves as a Quality Mental Health Professional and is a Behavioral Health Coach with the mindfulness company Headspace Health. His aims are to develop and implement culturally relevant interventions promoting wellness on both individual and communal levels.