• August 14–16, 2020
  • Friday-Sunday: 2 nights

Yoga Retreat for Women of Color Go Within; Find Your Happiness

For women of color.

honey, sunflowers, oranges
yellow, gold, coral, amber
smiles, laughter, sharing our genuine voices
—Oshun, “The essence of love, sweetness and good cheer, beauty and flowing joy.”

Join Maya Breuer, Kiesha Battles, and others on a journey to happiness by going within and exploring the sacred aspects of the goddess Oshun.

Oshun, the goddess of pleasure, fertility, beauty, and love, acts as the guiding deity on this retreat. Come spend a nourishing weekend bathing in self-love, conscious thought, creativity, health awareness, and the sacred feminine while practicing yoga, breathing techniques, dance, and meditation.

While Oshun may at times hide within, with the proper methods she can emerge and lead us toward joy unbound. Find your happiness and embrace the goddess Oshun!

Program at a Glance

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


Maya Breuer, E-RYT 500, Vice President of Cross-Cultural Advancement for Yoga Alliance, cofounder of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, and an Emerita Trustee of Kripalu, is creator of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™.

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Kiesha Battles, E-RYT 500, R-PYT, an active member of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance and codirector of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™, is a full-time yoga teacher who studied with Maya Breuer.

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Special Guest

Candace A. Jennings, 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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Laura Gorriaran-Goodwin, certified professional life coach, ACSM-certified exercise physiologist, and wellness coach, owns and operates EmpowerRI in Cranston, Rhode Island.

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Leslie Kelson, RYT 200, is a licensed bodyworker who integrates modalities from both the Eastern and Western traditions, including Ayurvedic massage and AromaTouch.

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Monique Schubert, MFA and Kripalu-certified yoga teacher, uses her 20 years of experience as an artist and educator to develop yoga and mindfulness programs for schools, workplaces, and cultural institutions.

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