On Campus Program

Yoga Retreat for Women of Color Got to Be Real!


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

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
Women Only
Program Theme
All Yoga

Got To Be Real


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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Tasuma Laura Goodwin, certified professional life coach, ACSM-certified exercise physiologist, and wellness coach, owns and operates EmpowerRI in Rhode Island.

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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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Abigail Ifatola Jefferson is a storyteller and educator from Harlem, New York, who performs and conducts workshops nationally using story, song, rhythm, and yoga dance.

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