Oya Heart Warrior

I founded Unapologetically Black Yoga to build compassionate spaces for Black people to move and breathe freely. As an experienced, racial trauma trained yoga teacher, I believe it is vital to have choice and non linear movements to give the Black body a felt sense of freedom. My studies in advanced yoga therapy brings a perspective of holistic wellbeing rather than body sculpting and over stretching. As a somatic dancer, I believe the body can move us into healing and liberation when we cease controlling it. I have worked as a therapist in mental health for many years, specialising in Black people’s mental health experience and VAWG. I proudly integrate my African, Caribbean & Black British heritage into my free movement and yoga philosophy. I am a life long student of meditation and sacred dance. I believe in the powerful wisdom of our heart and the truth in our body, to guide us to our highest state of balance and wellbeing. I believe we are love itself.

Sometimes I wobble in tree pose.

Sometimes I have hot flushes.

Sometimes I sing when I’m not listening to the reasons not to.

I founded Unapologetically Black Yoga to build compassionate spaces for Black people to move and breathe freely. As an experienced, racial trauma trained yoga teacher, I believe it is vital to have choice and non linear movements to give the Black body a felt sense of freedom. My studies in advanced yoga therapy brings a perspective of holistic wellbeing rather than body sculpting and over stretching. As a somatic dancer, I believe the body can move us into healing and liberation when we cease controlling it. I have worked as a therapist in mental health for many years, specialising in Black people’s mental health experience and VAWG. I proudly integrate my African, Caribbean & Black British heritage into my free movement and yoga philosophy. I am a life long student of meditation and sacred dance. I believe in the powerful wisdom of our heart and the truth in our body, to guide us to our highest state of balance and wellbeing. I believe we are love itself.

Sometimes I wobble in tree pose.

Sometimes I have hot flushes.

Sometimes I sing when I’m not listening to the reasons not to.

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