The origin of the history of black yogis isn’t a complicated one.
Like many yoga practitioners in the U.S., black people turned to yoga to practice physical, emotional, and spiritual self-care.
However, in the context of America’s history, the story of black yogis is layered. It’s a story of now and then.
It’s a story of two Americas. It’s a story of the fight for equality and representation.
Toni, one of the amazing students at Yoga District, reflects on being a black woman and also her journey with yoga.
Find out how this poet and aspiring astrophysicist approaches life – she is an inspiration to us all.
Meet Denesia, one of our teachers at Yoga District! Learn about Denesia’s yoga journey and her reflections on being a black woman in the yoga space.
Denesia teaches Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga live-streaming classes on Mondays from 7:15PM-8:15PM. Sign up here!
Join Kelsey, one of our amazing students at Yoga District, as she reflects on Black History, self-care, and what it means to be part of a yoga community.
The diverse family of DC yoga teachers at Yoga District are dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone through a huge variety of yoga class types, from vinyasa flow to restorative and beyond. Most Yoga District teachers are graduates of Yoga District’s nationally-attended 200 hour teacher training program. All Yoga District classes focus on coordinating breath with body movement to promote flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. We strongly believe in yoga as therapy, so catch one of our classes whenever you need a healthy dose of self-care.
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The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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