I am here to tell you that you are beautiful. You are a being of light. You are FLEXIBLE! And you are love. You may not believe these things but that’s ok. You will in time.
I am also here to tell you that Yoga is for you.
You see, yoga isn’t just about bendy exercises and chanting funny phrases (though these are two of my most favorite aspects of the practice!) Yoga is about learning to LOVE YOURSELF, your NEIGHBOR, and your WORLD. Fully and Unconditionally. It’s about giving your all and learning to detach from the results of this hard work should things not go as you plan. It’s about learning to forgive yourself and others. And about discovering freedom through this forgiveness
I am here to tell you that the mind is funny. It plays dirty tricks on us… and it gives our Ego way to much POWER.
Yoga provides a space for you to take back the power that the mind has stolen from you. It gives you an opportunity to become a super hero! Focusing on things that are good and pure, healing yourself, and healing your neighbor.
Yoga is not a religion. It is not a “something” that will take you away from your own personal spiritual journey. It is an expedition, a practice, and a LIFE style.
Yoga is for you. No matter what you have been taught to believe that People of Color SHOULD do with their bodies, Yoga is for you.
We are Yogi’s and Yogini’s – Students of Yoga. We are of Color. And we are doing this… benefiting from an age-old practice and changing the stigma one beautiful light-filled Yogi of Color at a time.