My mentor [Rachel] taught me reflective practice and small, scrappy experimenting. Talking through [with her the] techniques of working with people was so useful. Rachel shared resources and helped me to look at ideas grounded in theory and deeper knowledge (like the history of [the term] “intersectionality”).
Remote Yoga Asana & Meditation
UPDATE: this was a project started March 15, 2020 when many studios in Washington, DC were still offering live classes. It is no longer new or active, but the people leading practices are still rad so check them out!
People living in Washington, DC or folx looking for online practices with deeply spiritual, compassionate Black practitioners, check out the amazing:
Uplifting two online resources:
- Tejal Yoga – a Yoga and Social Justice community started by the awesome AF Tejal Patel, featuring meditation, asana, or BIPOC sessions led predominantly by folx of South Asian descent.
- Yoga Green Book – a black-centered, affirming, location-independent, holistic resource for healing and health.
All sessions conducted over Zoom, no login in required (you might need to download an app. Sessions conducted in Spoken English unless otherwise noted. Click on the links to join the class. (Contact Rachel if you need to call-in.)
TUES ***6:15pm EST / 5:15pm CST: EMBRACE FLOW BASICS – register at Embrace Yoga DC & Zoom link is emailed to you; Embrace prices range (RACHEL GROSSMAN) ***
FRI 9am EST / 8am CST: MEDITATION – direct to Zoom – a 20min meditation course that’s an expedition with Cliff into the corners of the mind aching to be revealed, accepted, and balanced with waves of breath, mudras, and guidance. Donation requested (CLIFFORD CARTEL)
SAT ***9:30am EST / 8:30am CST: SUKHA FLOW – register at Embrace Yoga DC & video link is emailed to you; 30-min class; Embrace prices ranges (VALERIE RUCKER) ***
Rachel and Lyn aren’t accepting donations for their personal sessions, but encourage you to donate to Valerie and Clifford and to give to the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund created by Arts Administrators of Color Network .
If you share contact info, I will send you the weekly schedule of practice sessions as soon as I make it. No other mailing lists–promise!