Moving Together UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK Yoga Joy dedicated to  Black People

Moving Together UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK Yoga Joy dedicated to Black People

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£0 – £3.28

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Black people of African ancestry come join UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK Yoga for Black Joy + Radical Self-Care. Sun 11am BST (EST 6am/CST 5am)

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Black yoga teachers in the UK, bring a genuine gift of uplifting, holistic yoga, live-streamed online on Sundays. This health enhancing practice is dedicated to Black Women, Black Men and Black non-binary people of African descent, (dual heritage & bi-racial African descent people are warmly welcome).

You are welcome to join and share our practices on YouTube. Feel free to show your support by subscribing to our humble channel & leaving a positive comment. You can also check out our website here to know more about us.

Yes our class is offered by Black Yoga teachers in London, UK, who really care about Black Aliveness, Black Joy and Black Self-Care. This is not your usual yoga class!

Our down to earth mantras include:-

'Don't bruk up yourself'

'Big up yourself'

'Free up yourself'

☀️ ☀️

We offer accessible, therapeutic yoga and meditation practices designed to release stress, cultivate Black joy and boost our collective wellbeing. We energise our bodies and connect to our spirit with effortless power. Our people have had enough pain & judgment, so we stretch while 'centring our comfort', we strengthen without ‘brukking up' ourselves. We bring rhythm, free movement, calming restorative practices and empowering meditation to 'big up ourselves' & 'free up ourselves' - tending to our own wellbeing, from the deep well of our ancestral knowing and embodied wisdom.

We honour ourselves & each other in a loving, all Black space. I promise you a warm welcome and an hour of quality time together, where you are greeted with a smile & cherished just the way you are (honestly people sometimes rest throughout the whole class with no judgement).

Our Unapologetically Black Yoga classes celebrate Black Joy, and offer accessible practices for stress, anxiety, fatigue, loneliness, grief, and racial stress. Our therapeutic classes address:- joint care, arthritis, muscle flexibility, physical fitness, auto-immune illness, cellular nutrition, IBS, menopause symptoms, pain relief, hypertension, heart health, and much more.

Our practice is very different from what we call performance yoga, that sculpt you into set poses, perfected by the often bendy white teacher. This has no recognition of our body, our vibe, our discomfort, our health issues, our ancestral vitality or our racialised scars.

You won’t find the traditional yoga sequences, instructions, mantras or approaches here. If you are seeking this - you will be disappointed.

We’ve developed many original, health enhancing sequences that support Black people to move with intuitive wisdom and choice over our body. We invite ease of breathing and movement to uplifting rhythms that affirm Blackness in all of our complex diversity. We celebrate the dynasty of the free, Black body in all of our skin tones, shapes, identities and abilities.

You really don’t have to be fit, flexible, thin, look, or be a certain ‘Black way’, feel political, spiritual, or have done any yoga before. All Black body identities, backgrounds and abilities are welcome to Unapologetically Black Yoga for Black People from the African diaspora.

You are invited to do what feels good for you (even if you want/need to simply rest in the belonging of this positive Black space), and to take away or add what feels right. Your wisdom, your power, and your choice are the priority here.

This is a unique expression of non-linear, trauma sensitive Yoga for Black people, that addresses anti-Black racial trauma from a place of being already resourced. We don’t think you will find this unique expression of yoga anywhere else.

NOTE - You are respectfully required to have your camera on, and to be visible during the practice for our safe practice as a community & to be in presence together. Note, everyone is generally looking at the teacher in speaker view, and not you. 🙏🏿

Our Unapologetically Black Yoga, is offered freely, at low cost, and by donation to Black people of African descent to support our wellbeing. I thank you for all the gifts you give so compassionately to this world.

~ Oya Heart Warrior ~ 🙏🏿 Find out more about Unapologetically Black Yoga here

Why Black only spaces? - see My Grandmother’s Hands - By Resmaa Menakem
And
Kelsey Blackwell

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

Axé (so it is)

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