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Yoga Retreat for Women of Color – Be Real, Be Fresh, Be Free

Yoga Retreat for Women of Color – Be Real, Be Fresh, Be Free

This summer marks the platinum year of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™! For 20 years, women of color have gathered in this sacred circle at Kripalu. This collective experience is freeing to the soul, like a dream that manifests into reality, shining bright like a mine of dark green–toned emeralds.

Join Maya Breuer and guest presenters to explore ways to freshen your life from the inside out with Yin, restorative, and vinyasa Yoga, sound healing, meditation, and dance…

  • Be cool, be steady, be brave, be in your feelings, be up, be down, be curious
  • Be joyous, be smart, be funny, be subjectively beautiful, be sharp, be unique, be open
  • Be soft, be wickedly funny, be angry, be brilliant, be clumsy, be aware.

Be real. Be woke. Be you!

Note Please bring a journal to each program session.



Maya Breuer, E-RYT 500, vice president of Cross Cultural Advancement for Yoga Alliance, cofounder of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, and an Emeritus Trustee of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, is creator of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color.

Kiesha Battles, E-RYT 500, R-PYT, an active member of the Black Yoga Teacher Alliance and is codirector of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color, is a full-time yoga teacher who studied with Maya Breuer.

Candace A. Jennings, 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 vocal and visual arts.

Jana Long, E-RYT 500, is a certified yoga therapist, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and an Ayurvedic practitioner in the Wise Earth tradition of self-care.

Cecilia Nugent, MS, RYT 200, a SilverSneakers teacher, is a higher education professional and yoga teacher leadsteaches private sessions, group workshops, and weekly classes in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area.

Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, psychologist and faculty member at the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy, blends psychology, yoga, and meditation to create effective self-care strategies.

Dana A. Smith, E-RYT 500, CLC, founder and owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga and creator of Jiivana (L. I. F. E.) Yoga®, is an active member of the Black Yoga Teacher’s Alliance.



Jul 12 2019 - Jul 14 2019


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Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health


Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road, West Stockbridge, MA, USA

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