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Beautiful Black people of the African diaspora, join our free UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK, non-linear yoga, for Black Joy & Radical Self-Care

Date and time

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 6:30:00 PM UTC

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Beautiful Black people of the African diaspora, join our free UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK, non-linear yoga, for Black Joy & Radical Self-Care

Black yoga teachers bring a genuine gift of uplifting, therapeutic yoga, live-streamed online on Sundays. This health enhancing practice is dedicated to Black Women, Black Men and Black non-binary people of African descent, who are not white passing (dual heritage African descent people are warmly welcome).

It’s offered freely by Black Yoga teachers in London, UK, who really care about Black Aliveness, Black Joy and Black Self-Care.

Our mantras are:-

'Don't bruk up yourself'

'Centre yourself'

'Free up yourself'

To read our latest blog about the perception of the 'Strong Black woman' facing neglect and abuse. click here

You can also join in-person classes in London for Black people here

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We offer accessible, therapeutic yoga and meditation practices designed to release stress, cultivate joy and boost health. We energise our bodies without exhaustion. We stretch without ‘mashing up’ ourselves. We strengthen without ‘brukking up' ourselves. We bring rhythm, free movement, calming restorative practices and empowering meditation to tend to our own wellbeing from the depths of our ancestral knowing.

We ‘centre ourselves’

We 'free up ourselves'.

We honour ourselves & each other in a loving, all Black space. I promise you a warm welcome and an hour of quality time together, where you are honoured and cherished just the way you are.

Our Unapologetically Black Yoga classes celebrate Black Joy, and offer accessible practices for stress, anxiety, fatigue, loneliness, grief, and racial stress. Our therapeutic classes address:- joint care, arthritis, muscle flexibility, physical fitness, auto-immune illness, cellular nutrition, IBS, menopause symptoms, pain relief, hypertension, heart health, and much more.

Our practice is very different from what we call performance yoga, that sculpt you into set poses, perfected by the often bendy white teacher. This has no recognition of our body, our vibe, our discomfort, our ancestral vitality or our racialised scars.

You won’t find the traditional yoga sequences, instructions, mantras or approaches here. We’ve developed many original, health enhancing sequences that support Black people to move with intuitive wisdom and choice over our body. We invite ease of breathing and movement to uplifting rhythms that affirm Blackness in all of our complex diversity. We celebrate the dynasty of the free, Black body in all of our skin tones, shapes, identities and abilities.

You really don’t have to be fit, flexible, thin, look, or be a certain ‘Black way’, feel political, spiritual, or have done yoga before. All Black body identities, backgrounds and abilities are welcome to Unapologetically Black Yoga for Black People from the African diaspora.

You are invited to do what feels good for you (even if you want to simply rest in the belonging of this positive Black space) and to take away or add what feels right. Your wisdom, your power, and your choice are the priority here.

This is a unique expression of non-linear, trauma sensitive Yoga for Black people, that addresses anti-Black racial trauma. We don’t think you will find this anywhere else.

NOTE - You are respectfully required to have your camera on, and to be visible during the practice for our safe practice as a community & to be in presence with each other. Note everyone is generally looking at the teacher in speaker view, and not you. 🙏🏿

This Unapologetically Black Yoga practice is offered freely to Black people of the African diaspora. Thank you for all the gifts you give so freely to this world.

~ Oya Heart Warrior ~ 🙏🏿 Find out more about Unapologetically Black Yoga here

Why Black only spaces? - see My Grandmother’s Hands - By Resmaa Menakem

Location

Online Event