Online Program

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Conference We Are Family


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!

Preview the Schedule

Explore the three-day online schedule here.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Keynote Speaker

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

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Conference Host

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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Conference Host

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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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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Crystal McCreary is a yoga teacher committed to creating safe spaces for people of color to heal, learn, and build resilience.

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