On Campus Program

Yoga Retreat for Women of Color Tea Time Conversations


Yoga has been known to heal the mind and body of those who practice it. Similarly, the practice of drinking tea has been known to hydrate the body, cure ailments, and relax the mind. Both enhance your mood and draw you present to your body. 

Join Maya Breuer, Kiesha Battles, and guests as they welcome you and other women of color to Kripalu. Through yoga, dance, poetry, sister circles, and more, join in community and enter a sacred space where you can express yourself freely without social or familial expectations

Let’s sit down with a refreshing cup of tea and laugh a while!

NOTE This program was featured in Yoga Journal's The Best Yoga Retreat Trends of 2023.

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Women Only
Program Theme
All Yoga

Kiesha Battles and Candace A. Jennings on Their Upcoming Retreat


Maya Breuer (she/her), 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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Andrea Cole, CYT-500, is the founder of Honor Your Presence, PLLC.

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Cecilia Nugent, MS, RYT 200, is a higher education professional and owner of Ceci’s Yoga in Hartford, Connecticut.

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