Black to Yoga (@black.to.yoga) is a yoga extravaganza co-created by people of color, for E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y! The mission of black to yoga is to bring health and wellness to our community through the transformative power of yoga. Come and celebrate with us as we move, breathe, flow to our favorite music. Every background, every gender, every body size, every generation is welcome.
Classes are accessible for all levels – great for beginners:
Maureen (@moga.is.yoga): Class has a Vinyasa flow base: “vinyasa” means “to place in a special way.” In vinyasa flow classes, we seek to match the breath with the movements of the body. Class will also introduce concepts from Afrikan Kemetic Yoga. Kemet is the original name for the African country now known as Egypt. Kemetic yoga stresses the conservation of movement – no movements are wasted. Class will be lively and set to ambient music, soul and old skool hip-hop! Excellent intro for those new(er) to yoga or who prefer a slightly slower-paced format.
Zen (@inwithzen): Zenovia brings a fitness-based approach to Vinyasa style flow, playing rhythmic and expressive tunes that motivate. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a dynamic and mindful flow in addition to building strength, flexibility and concentration. You can expect a judge free space filled with fun energy and a great cardio & strength building workout combined with calming the mind and breath work.
Kirsten (@kirstenrogersyoga): A vigorous vinyasa flow to contemporary R&B and soul! Kirsten’s approach to teaching is both fun and compassionate, while direct and informative. She uses breath centered flows to bring awareness to the body and mind and modifications are offered allowing students to choose a more beginning or more advanced practice according to their needs. Kirsten believes that a physically and mentally challenging practice, can help us find a sense of calm and deepen our practice by applying what we do on the mat, off the mat. Each class ends with a quote that is intended to help students connect to their glorious selves.
Shakira (@sincerely_scott): Building strength, the mind/body connection and flexibility, are just a few of the realms we will explore through a mindful vinyasa flow to 90s R&B, alternative music, reggae, jazz with a splash of meditative sounds. A mixed level class that offers modifications and adjustments based on one’s own practice. Postures both powerful and restorative send the student traveling through asanas linked to their inhales and exhales. Practice ends with pranayama and meditation.