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BYTA 2019 CONFERENCE
AUGUST 22-25, 2019
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
BYTA presents a documentary short that traces the historical roots of yoga practice in black communities in the U.S. Read more…
Yoga is an immense blessing to my life. Through yoga and physical movement, I feed my spirit and restore my mind while also giving birth to physical matter that is a reflection of my soul.
Often, I’ve valued the spiritual and intellectual above the physical. When I finally chose to be more intentional about my physical development and fitness, yoga was not my first choice. I was introduced to yoga through texts I’d read during periods of spiritual seeking, thus I did not associate yoga with physical fitness. In addition, I wanted to strengthen and condition my body, and current practices seemed to be all about flexibility and stretching. Due to my preconceptions, I skipped yoga and started out with boot camps and forms of dance-centered fitness.
A Groupon and convenience led me to Yoga House Houston in 2013. I quickly learned that I had been wrong about the breadth of yoga and its capacity to strengthen and condition the body, mind, and spirit as a whole. Not only that, my understanding of the universal nature of yoga and its origins across cultures expanded vastly, and it continues to grow as I practice and meet new yogis.
A search for physical fitness led me away from yoga, back to yoga, and then back to myself. As a student and teacher, I acknowledge that we all come to yoga for various reasons, and I seek to honor whatever those reasons are when I share the practice with others through my classes.
Yoga Teacher Training
YogaSkills School of Kemetic Yoga
Master Yirser Ra Hotep and Jill Minard
Negril, Jamaica/Houston, TX
Kemetic Yoga/YogaSkills Method
Where I Teach
Houston, Texas USA
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