• August 22–25, 2019
  • Thursday-Sunday: 3 nights

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance 2019 Conference Rise and Shine!

Embark on a deeply spiritual journey as you explore the breadth and diversity of yoga at the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Conference (BYTA). Like the sun, we rise and shine rays of healing, peace, and renewal upon our families and communities. Let your brilliance illuminate the world!

Join us for a spirit-filled, educational, intergenerational, life-affirming experience. Learn from master teachers and healers in this celebration of yoga, dancing, drumming, and chanting. It is time to rise and shine!

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
All Yoga
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Presenter(s)

Abigail Ifatola Jefferson is a storyteller and educator from Harlem, New York, who performs and conducts workshops nationally, using story, song, rhythm, and yoga dance.

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Jana Long, E-RYT 500, a yoga therapist, meditation facilitator, is cofounder and executive director of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc.

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Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning storyteller who has been engaging audiences through the art of storytelling for more than 42 years.

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Leslie Booker, cofounder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, is on faculty with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat, Into the World.

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Leslie Salmon Jones is a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, yoga instructor, seasoned public speaker, and creator of...

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Jeff W. Jones is a technologist and artist who began his career at IBM while moonlighting as a musician. Jeff plays bass and sings with jazz duos, gospel music ensembles, and rock/pop/R&B quartets.

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Maria Broom, nationally recognized as an actress for her recurring roles in HBO’s The Wire and The Corner, is also a storyteller, dancer, and author.

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Patrice Gaines, a motivational speaker and spiritual life coach, is author of Laughing in the Dark and Moments of Grace.

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Yirser Ra Hotep (Elvrid C. Lawrence), MSW, RYT, a master yoga instructor, social worker, counselor, and therapist, has taught yoga, stress management, and wellness for 44 years.

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