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Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Conference We Are Family

COME AND CELEBRATE FIVE YEARS TOGETHER!

Explore the breadth and diversity of yoga with master teachers and healers at our annual Black Yoga Teachers Alliance conference—this year online!

This year, the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance conference is dedicated to honoring family. Learn from master teachers in this weekend of yoga, dancing, drumming, chanting, and honor the preciousness of the family structure. Whether it is the family you were born into or the one you create, family is the single most important influence that shapes our lives and without it, there is no community in our world. It seeds our beginnings, nurtures our growth, and determines our fate. It tells us who we are and where we come from.

This glorious celebration, workshops, discussions, and rituals will explore how yoga can support diverse expressions of family. We invite you to join us to connect, nurture and grow together. The overarching objective is to lift and renew our spirits during these tumultuous times; all are welcome—we are family!


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Program at a Glance

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Suitable For
All
Program Theme
All Yoga

Presenter(s)

Gina Paige, PhD, is the co-founder of African Ancestry, Inc. (africanancestry.com) and a pioneer for a new way of tracing African lineages using genetics.

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Gail Parker, Ph.D. CIAYT, E-RYT 500 is an author, psychologist, educator, and certified yoga therapist. She serves as President of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

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Jana Long, CIAYT, E-RYT 500, is Executive Director and co-founder of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, and a Kripalu Yoga teacher.

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Sherri Doucette, 200 RYT and 300 MTT, is a yoga and meditation teacher, plant-based transitioning coach and doula.

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Robin Downes is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and hatha yoga instructor to the stars.

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Cleora Francis-O’Connor, RYT, teaches hatha yoga and focuses on the benefits of forgiveness and maintaining peace and joy in our everyday lives.

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Ericka Harris, E-RYT, has been practicing yoga for more than 14 years.

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Terry Harris, E-RYT, has been practicing yoga for more than six years.

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Wardah Hartley, E-RYT, is a vinyasa yoga teacher based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Paula Hines is a yoga teacher and practitioner with more than twenty years of experience.

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Phyllis Jeffers-Coly, CYT 300-hour, is the cofounder and coowner of Diasporic Soul

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Tamara Jeffries is a writer, editor, and teacher. She currently works as the Senior Editor at Yoga Journal.

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Jeff W. Jones, co-founder of Afro Flow Yoga®, is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, musical director, composer, and co-creator with his wife, Leslie Salmon Jones.

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

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Krishna Kaur, E-RYT, a dynamic, heart-centered Yoga teacher, began studying yoga in the 1970s and has passionately taught the art and science of Kundalini Yoga for more than 45 years.

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Malaika Maitland, E-RYT, is a professional yoga therapist, doula, artist, and mama.

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Jacqueline Oselen is a teacher, wellness coach, and health advocate.

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