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 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 As A Peace Practice is BYTA's first national initiative, and offers yoga teachers a program in contemplative practices to help ease the negative impact of myriad forms of violence on individuals and communities by illuminating new ways of being in our hearts and minds that are rooted in yoga philosophy.
Yoga teachers trained in all lineages and approaches of hatha yoga are eligible to receive the first eight (8) hours of the 40 hour certification training. The curriculum will focus on select contemplative yoga practices.
After completion of this weekend training you will be eligible for 8 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEU), and a Certificate of Completion.
Professionals, community leaders and others interested in supporting their communities are welcome to join us to learn YPP — a powerful catalyst to support individuals who desire to shift their perspective, approach and path in life.
Level 1 Certification requires completion of an additional 32 Hours of course work, which is a combination of online and tele-classes, reading and writing course work as self-study completions. The complete course of study for Level 1 Yoga As A Peace Practice Certification is 40 Hours.
Anecdotal Data Collection
AUGUST 24-26, 2018
YOGAVILLE SATCHIDANANDA ASHRAM
Yoga As A Peace Practice
BYTA Launches First National Initiative
Violence has been a staple in the history of African people in America.
Yoga as a Peace Practice, Oakland and Kripalu 2017
WHAT IS YOGA AS A PEACE PRACTICE?
Yoga As A Peace Practice is a curriculum to train certified yoga teachers to offer yoga classes where violence and trauma have had a significant impact on individuals and communities.
Rather than a focus on Hatha yoga, this training helps teachers better facilitate an experience of yoga as a contemplative practice that leads participants toward the attainment of balance, hope, harmony, balance, and improved self-awareness to develop lifestyle strategies to create peace in their homes and communities.
The Yoga As A Peace Practice training will provide:
Upon completion of the training you will be certified to bring the Yoga As A Peace Practice curriculum and the Heart of Yoga training into your practice and your community.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISER
Your donation to our annual fund raiser to offer full scholarships for yoga teachers to attend the BYTA 2017 conference is appreciated.
You can support this effort by donating any amount to the
Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Scholarship Fund.
Let's jump on board and support each other!
Maya Breuer, President
Black Yoga Teachers Alliance
Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc., is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible, as allowed by the law.
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