On Campus Program

Yoga Retreat for Women of Color Change Is Gonna Come

For women of color.

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river I’ve been running ev’r since
It’s been a long time, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will
There have been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will.

—Sam Cooke

It’s time for women of color to be the change we want to see in our lives! Give your body, mind, and spirit over to the power of yoga as we salute change.

Through yoga, pranayama, self-reflection, and an exploration of personal diasporic perspectives, we learn to

  • Change the way we breathe
  • Change how we move
  • Change our consciousness.

Open up to self-love and sister-woman spirit at the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color—a transformational experience of community and wellness.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Women Only
Program Theme
All Yoga

The Yoga Retreat for Women of Color at Kripalu, with Maya Breuer


Maya Breuer, 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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Angela Fears is a health activist and nutrition coach with a passion for yoga and energy work. She invites students to explore and develop their own sacred practice using yoga, energy practices, movement, and stillness.

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Rose Cratsley is the founder and CEO of Ivy Child International, a nonprofit that develops and facilitates mindfulness-based health education programs for urban children and communities from across the globe.

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Ona Hawk is a yoga teacher who blends her passion for empowering people with knowledge of self with traditional and holistic ways of healing to help guide others toward wellness.

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Marla Teyolia, MS, RYT, is a transformational leadership coach on a mission to empower women of color to live well on purpose.

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Candace A. Jennings (she/her), RYT-500, is a Level 2 Certified Thai Yoga practitioner for In Touch Thai Yoga, LLC, with more than 40 years of experience in theater, dance, and the vocal and visual arts.

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