DAWN M. RIVERS
My yoga journey began in 1999 when I bought a Rodney Yee VHS yoga video. I would practice yoga in my basement as a way to bring fitness and stress relief into my life. Read more…
BYTA Launches First National Initiative
Violence has been a staple in the history of African people in America.
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…
BYTA 2016 Conference
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE
BYTA 2017 Conference
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
Magic, best describes the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance 2017 Conference at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health last July! This year's theme "We Are One," set the tone for our creativity to rise and spontaneously express. We honored the wisdom in the spiritual traditions of the indigenous First People of this land and the African ancestors brought here to help us heal the intergenerational trauma of our distinct and shared experiences. The divine presence of nature appeared as a double rainbow arching over the lake and beautiful Berkshire Mountains on our last full day together. Indeed, our hearts, minds and spirits were touched and transformed in ways that will continue to be revealed in our reflections of the magical moments we shared during the conference. Without a doubt, we are magic! We Are One!
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MAY 17–19, 2019
YOGAVILLE SATCHIDANANDA ASHRAM
History was made when more than 100 yogis gathered at the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance 2016 inaugural conference at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Spirits mingled as we changed the course our lives simply by being in the presence of one another. The conference theme "Revival: Evolution of Spirit," set the tone for the transformation we all experienced and BYTA realized its vision of Community, Support, Excellence! Bonds were formed through our shared voices, our joyful connections, and the depth and breadth of the presentations and workshops that elevated our knowledge and skills as yoga teachers.
We left Kripalu energized, encouraged and empowered to continue our individual and collective journeys along the path of yoga.
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