AUGUST 22-25, 2019

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

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BYTA began in 2008 as a social media group to provide a space for teachers, students, practitioners, healers, and enthusiasts to discuss yoga and wellness, to share information about classes, workshops, events and activities, and most importantly, to build a network and get to know one another. The collective continues to steadily expand and grow as more people explore the many paths and styles of yoga and seek the authentic spirituality that black yoga teachers bring to the broader discussion and practice of yoga in the United States and abroad.


Join us on a journey of enlightenment.


The Founders

The Black Yoga Teachers Alliance professional collective was formed in 2009 by yoga teachers Maya Breuer and Jana Long. They are both former members of the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers. Their collaboration began in 2006 with the creation and production of "Yoga the Sacred Rhythm," for the IABYT annual conference and retreat. They have created and produced yoga events at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Providence Zen Center. They are the creators of "Roots, Rhythm & Soul" a national yoga retreat that honors diverse ancestral traditions and welcomes all people who seek peace, equality, non-violence and justice.


Maya Breuer is cofounder and former President of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance. She is based in Warwick, RI.