I have served as a member of the Board of Trustess of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and worked with others there to create opportunities for people of color to become certified yoga teachers and to gain access to all of Kripalu’s professional programs with the aid of scholarships and other opportunities.
In the beginning, in the 1980’s, I offered Yoga in my home. Until 2018, I offered Yoga Teacher Trainings in studio and home settings. Over the years. I have trained Yoga Teachers, I have travelled to India for my own studies, and I raised a family.
I still dream of a day when there will be a BIPOC yoga teacher in every community in the United States. But now my dream is bigger—I think the sky is the limit. If there can be a President Barack Obama in the White House, then certainly there can be Yoga for People of Color everywhere —
in American schools, and communities to help eradicate gun violence and gang wars;
in the villages of Africa yoga can support families dealing with the disparity of deprivation caused by war and the ravages of AIDS;
in African American communities in the US, where the death rate from COVID-19, hypertension, diabetes, stress and other diseases create disproportionate illness and premature death;
in communities of women of color everywhere where there is lack, abuse or violence — let there be the gift of yoga to help all cope, change and grow with the practice of yoga as one of the tools to promote change, health and well being — no matter what!
Along with my passion to bring yoga to people of color, I believe that yoga is for everyone.
I welcome all people to participate in my programs, yoga workshops, retreats and teacher training programs.
The Santosha School of Yoga 200 and 300 Hour hour Yoga Teacher Training & Certification programs provide in-depth training and instruction in the classical form of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. Our curriculum includes the history, philosophy of yoga and the ancient traditions of yoga. It has been designed to help the student integrate the practice of yoga into daily life.
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