Bhava Yoga Studio - 520 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque
Yoga for People of Color is an intentional space for self-identified black people, Indigenous peoples, and people of color to practice yoga. This gatherings is health focused and it is rooted in social justice and individual and community transformation. It is taught by teachers of color, is for all levels (great for first timers and provides new perspectives for yoga practitioners), is queer, transgender, gender non-conforming affirming, and every body positive, and children are welcomed and encouraged to participate.
Every Yoga for People of Color for Healing and Empowerment practice is unique and intentional. It is accustomed to our immediate and extended community needs and local/global socio-political climates. Sometimes we will have themes of racial justice like honoring Black History Month, Indigenous Peoples Day, and Asian awareness, or themes rooted in yoga philosophy like the Yamas and Niyamas, and other themes focused on addressing healing masculinity and the sacredness of nature. Other times, we allow for the practice to unfold. Sometimes we have an active practice, and other times a restorative and restful one. Sometimes after practice, we have a discussion with a snack. We also acknowledge the Native land we are on, our Indigenous relatives, human and non-human that we are connect to, and our responsibility and accountability to each other and to Indigenous struggles for sovereignty, land reclamation, and self-determination.
What do I wear?
Dress in any way you like on that day! You can dress comfortably to move and rest. We encourage you to be yourself.
What should I bring?
If you have one, bring a mat. Yoga mats are available at the studio. If you feel called to, you are welcome to bring a healthy snack to share.
When should I get there?
Doors open 20 minutes before class. We suggest getting there close to 6:30pm. However, if you ever find yourself running late, just show up! We keep an eye the door in case anyone needs to join in. Better late than never!
What should I pay?
We purposely don't like to have a fixed amount for a yoga practice. We are not funded. We would like to compensate and respect the time and talents of our organizers, teachers and the venue. We follow the Dana practice and trust our community to contribute out of love, respect, gratitude, and understanding.
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