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Black to Yoga
Purchase your tickets at: www.blacktoyoga10.eventbrite.com Black to Yoga is a yoga extravaganza created by people of color, for E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y! Our mission 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! Each of the following teachers will teach a signature one hour segment. You are welcome to take any 1, 2, 3 ...or ALL of the classes with the purchase of 1 ticket. 8:00 AM - 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. 9:15 AM - 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. 10:30 AM - Quamay (@eye.three): Born and raised in the Birth-Place of Hip-Hop (Bronx, NY), Quamay is bridging the gap between ancient philosophy and contemporary times through the lens of Yoga and Meditation. Quamay is known for his authentic, non-judge-mental teaching style along with compassion centered philosophy. Student’s have often referred to his class as a Yoga/Meditation/Therapy session all in one! Filling the room with enormous warm energy, his love of hip-hop and wisdom, he wishes to use this tool of yoga to help heal the world through self-realization and mindfulness. Expect to sweat, but the only challenge will be yourself! 11:45 AM - 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. * Classes will be photographed, but students can elect not to have photos of them taken.

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274 14th St · Oakland, ca

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    What we're about

    This group is for yogis in support of the Black to Yoga movement! Black to Yoga offers spaces for teachers and yogis of color to practice and share in community. This includes outdoor yoga, indoor yoga events and much, much more.

    Black to Yoga was created by people of color, for E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y! Our mission 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!

    Our most popular event is the monthly Black to Yoga extravaganza held in Oakland. This event features as series of classes taught by yogis of color. Join us for an amazing day of movement, breath, music, and laughter.

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