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Yoga Retreat for Women of Color Got to Be Real!

For women of color.

What you think ah!
What you feel now
What you know ah!
To be real!

Got to be real
It’s got to be real.

—Cheryl Lynn

Join Maya Breuer, Kiesha Battles, and other remarkable presenters at Kripalu’s annual Yoga Retreat for Women of Color. Experience yoga, meditation, mindfulness, journaling, dance, and play with a community of women, and explore exercises designed to bring you closer to your true self—you will get real!

Through yogic practices and traditions, seek to release that which no longer serves you, so we can fling our spirit open to receive grace, love, and peace.

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth!” —Rumi

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, yoga director at Charlotte Family Yoga Center and codirector of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color, is a full-time yoga teacher whose work builds community through service.

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Kimberli Boyd, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a dancer, master teaching artist, and certified yoga therapist.

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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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Kelley Palmer, 200 E-RYT, is an author, coach, teacher and community organizer committed to using the tools and philosophies of yoga to cultivate liberation for herself and others.

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Rose Weaver, MFA, is a pro-aging advocate and writer/performer/producer of the solo show, Menopause Mama.

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