YOGA AS A PEACE PRACTICE & HEART OF YOGA PEACE PROJECT RETREAT DAYS
MAY 21-22, 2017 9 am-6 pm
PARTICIPATION IS FREE
The Urban Family Foundation supports the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance and Mark Whitwell to deliver innovative yogic teachings for those impacted by violence in the United States
The Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) and yoga teacher, Mark Whitwell, have partnered to bring his Heart of Yoga Peace Project and BYTA’s Yoga As A Peace Practice initiative to communities where yoga is not generally practiced and where violence and trauma have negatively impacted individuals and communities.
The pilot launches at the Impact Oakland Hub in Oakland CA, May 20 & 21, 2017,
9am – 6pm. Participation is free! Choice of participation in one of the retreat days will be offered to yoga teachers, practitioners, community leaders and individuals who are new to yoga. We especially encourage black yoga teachers, who may have social, familial and cultural connections to communities of color impacted by violence, to participate. We will offer a Hatha yoga practice through the Heart of Yoga Peace Project and a contemplative and culturally relevant yoga practice developed for individuals who live or work in communities where violence impacts everyday life. The objective is to share some of the philosophical aspects of yoga as practical tools to promote peace, personal growth, healing and renewal of spirit.
Maya Breuer, President, Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Jana Long, Executive Director, Black Yoga Teachers Alliance and Mark Whitwell, Urban Family Foundation will facilitate the one-day retreats.
For additional information
Contact -Maya Breuer, President
Black Yoga Teachers Alliance