Demetrius/Joy (pronouns) was one of the first organizers of yoga for people of color for healing and empowerment. He is our facilitator for meditations on Zoom.
Joy began dancing with street hip-hop at the age of 15 and has traveled nationally and internationally as a professional dancer sharing their passion for the arts which they use to inspire social change.
Believing wholeheARTedly in the power of loving action, radical imagination, and spiritual practice, they co-create with others to build/facilitate experiences that empower beloved community.
Yoga POC Sangha feels like a beautiful home: a space that nurtures and supports my wholeness; a spiritual center where i can fine tune with community creative possibilities that enable our optimal, holistic well-being (Ancestor Maya Angelou helped us understand the mission is to THRIVE!). In a world where set systems feed on hopelessness and despair, it is imperative for BIPOC to have tools, like yoga and meditation, that help us remember who we truly are and what is available to us; practicing with the yoga poc yoga sangha has been not only a source of joy and medicine, but deep awakening which has invited me to expand in the name of love and liberation. i am so thankful to know/support/be this precious community!