Kiesha Battles

Kiesha Battles, E-RYT 500, R-PYT, a member of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance and codirector of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color, is a full-time yoga teacher and trainer who studied with Maya Breuer. Kiesha earned a graduate degree in Asian studies, with a certification in international business and a focus on Asian philosophy, religion, and modern language. Through her academic studies, she was exposed to Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and yoga. Kiesha has taught for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte for seven years and was a R. O. S. E. Award recipient. She has been featured in the book Yes Yoga Has Curves, on the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance website, and in Pride Magazine, and she has written articles for the online publications Yogasteya and Nourrir. In 2016, Kiesha was honored as an inaugural Self-Care Charlotte Ambassador. In her role, she promotes self-care for the purpose of nurturing healthy lives and relationships for individuals, families, and communities. She also cofounded Yoga in Action Charlotte, a group of yoga teachers and practitioners united to build community through yoga and service.

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