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Yoga Retreat for Women of Color Imagine

Imagine knowing how to pause and go within. Imagine taking a break and enjoying it, with no guilt. Imagine being with others who have similar hopes, dreams, and experiences—gathering with women of color to talk and share with one another. Can you imagine?

The Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™ offers all of this along with yoga practices and other creative methods to help you imagine yourself as you want to be, and take the next step toward your authentic self. This program includes Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, African dance, and more.

Join Maya Breuer and an all-star group of guest presenters to rise up on the wings of Maya Angelou’s wonderful poem, “Still I Rise.”

“…Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.”

Recommended reading Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise: A Book of Poems, bell hooks, Sisters of the Yam, Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

Program at a Glance

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

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Rhonda Wishart, E-RYT 200, is the owner and head yoga teacher of Strong Body/Strong Mind Family Yoga Studio in Putnam, Connecticut.

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