On Campus Program

Yoga Retreat for Women of Color A Black History Month Celebration


This is the time to gather together to tell ancestral stories, share our folklore, and listen to each other. 

Join creator of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color, Maya Breuer, along with Kiesha Battles, Maria Broom, Angela Dharma Fears, Phyllis Jeffers-Coly, and Jameela Hill to celebrate and dance in the lineage of Black History Month. Create sacred space through yoga, movement, and dance as you:

  • Share and hear stories.
  • Listen to music.
  • Make art.
  • Write poetry and prose.

Come and be honored—your song, your dance, your prose, your poetry, your art, and your stories. Bring your your sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, or best friend and get ready to revel in truth, healing, and renewal.

NOTE There will be a special Saturday evening program with our brothers of color attending Reggie Hubbard's Permission and Refuge: A Healing Retreat for Men of Color.

Learn more about the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color.

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Maya Breuer (she/her), E-RYT 500, YACEP, is the Head of Research and Yoga Advancement for Yoga Alliance, cofounder of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Emerita Trustee of Kripalu, and creator of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™.

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Kiesha Battles (she/her), E-RYT 500, R-PYT, is a full-time yoga teacher, trainer, and codirector of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™.

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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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Angela (Dharma) Fears, LMT, E-RYT500, is a yoga therapist and sound healer with certifications in holistic health coaching, Ayurveda, and mindfulness meditation practices.

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Phyllis Jeffers-Coly is the cofounder and coowner of Diasporic Soul and Tangor Café, a certified yoga instructor, and author of We Got Soul; We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience.

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Jameela Hill is full-time artist, yoga teacher, doula, and founder of Jijivisha Holistic, a healthcare company that provides Black women with tools to cultivate healthy, affirming relationships and find their purpose.

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