Nitika and Joshua Achalam may be staying home, but they are staying busy.
They are outside their home in Fulton with their chickens, Octavia Butler and Zora Neale Hurston.
Asked how their lives are different during the pandemic, Mrs. Achalam, executive director of Project Yoga Richmond and an herbal healer with True Grit Botanica, said, “We’ve launched an online membership platform where the community can remotely access yoga and mindfulness content from PYR ambassadors.”
Mr. Achalam, a reggae artist and educator, said, “Shows are postponed. But we’ll regroup and spend more time in the studio.”
On April 4, he performed in “Couchella,” a digital music festival that helped raise money for the Makindu Children’s Center in Kenya. The money will help install hand-washing stations at the center to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Asked about the silver lining, both say the crisis has caused them to slow down and concentrate on the health and well-being of themselves and family.