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Yoga Retreat for Women of Color Magic in the Moment

“Where there is a woman there is magic. If there is a moon falling from her mouth, she is a woman who knows her magic, who can share or not share her powers. A woman with a moon falling from her mouth, roses between her legs and tiaras of Spanish moss, this woman is a consort of the spirits.” —Ntozake Shange, from her novel Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo,

In this fall’s Yoga Retreat for Women of Color, you are led into the moment to unleash the magic that’s already inside of you. Your ancestors set that magic in your bones and it’s ready to rise up and ride the waves of spirit.

When you live in the moment, magic arises no matter where you are: on the roof top, down at the bottom, in the middle, sliding, slipping, skipping, and in all ways being your unique self. Magic is there, here, everywhere! With magic, you find your truest experience—you feel your breath; you see; you know; you open to the spirit that carouses through you.

Join Maya Breuer and four other magicians of the moment to practice yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation. Come dance and, oh, yes, come play!

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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Jana Long, E-RYT 500, a yoga therapist, meditation facilitator, is cofounder and executive director of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc.

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Cleora Francis-O’Connor, RYT, teaches hatha yoga and focuses on the benefits of forgiveness and maintaining peace and joy in our everyday lives.

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Kathleen A. Souza, MS, MSW, LICSW, has been in the arena of healing mind, body, and spirit for more than 35 years.

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Satta Jallah is a certified yoga instructor and doula who empowers women to reclaim their health through yoga, dance, energy therapy, and natural beauty education.

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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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