Online Program



“I mostly want to remind her of the recipes of healing and give her my own made-on-the spot remedy for the easing of her pain. I tell her, 'Get a pen. Stop crying so you can write this down and start working on it tonight.’ My remedy is long.” 
—bell hooks, Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery 

Join Maya Breuer, Kiesha Battles, and others at Kripalu’s annual Yoga Retreat for Women of Color—this year online! With a community of women, embrace being radically alive, surviving, and methods to stay sane and whole during these challenging days.

Through breathwork, art, movement, and yoga honor the body, mind, and spirit. Move in a way that allows you to remember how to move. Lean in!

Note All recordings will be available within 72 hours of the end of each session. You will have access to the fourvideo recordings for 30 days after the program ends.

Program at a Glance

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


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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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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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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Rona Luo is a poet, acupuncturist and yoga teacher based in London who teaches bilingual yoga classes for Chinese American elders throughout the US.

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