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Yoga for People of Color: Liberation and Healing

Liberation and Healing. In this series, you’ll choose what your body needs today: challenge yourself or slow down and restore. While acknowledging the real life issues we face like oppression and discrimination, we will empower ourselves through movement, healing breath work, journaling, and other grounding techniques. We’ll learn how the vagus nerve serves as the mediator between brain and body, and some tools for working with the nervous system. Whether you’ve never taken a class before or have regular practice, you will leave this series feeling liberated and equipped with tools needed for your own healing.

The 6-week series is being offered at Pay-What-You-Can $30-$120. The value of the series is $120. Sign-up here.

This course will be offered on Saturdays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm September 12th through October 17th. This is a live virtual class held via Zoom. The meeting link will be sent in your registration confirmation email.

You can register online here or over the phone at (434) 218-7677.

Please note: No substitutions. Cancellations for this series must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first class; refunds will not be issued after this point. Refunds are not available for missed classes.

Ayanna Hall is a yoga and meditation teacher, healer, ruckus maker, and Therapeutic Youth Counselor. Ayanna’s journey with yoga has taught her how to love herself and her body. It has taught her how to unapologetically take up as much space as she chooses, and show all the way up. She teaches slow flow and Yin yoga, and received her Body Positive Yoga teacher certification in 2020, completing this journey in the middle of a pandemic. Her yoga and meditation practice continues to be inspired by the work of Amber Karnes, Michelle Cassandra Johnson, Dianne Bondy, Kelley Palmer, Ruth King, and a host of others.

In Ayanna’s class, you can expect to feel honored and welcomed just as you are. You will feel empowered, victorious, centered, and grounded. Ayanna is passionate about life, mental and emotional wellbeing, caring and holding space for others, and sharing the powerful benefits of this practice both with people of color, and those in larger bodies. Ayanna lives in Central Virginia with her son, Blake Kristopher, and daughter, Bailey Starr close by. Practicing and teaching the messages of self-care, social justice, and human rights on and off the yoga mat, you can find her on Facebook at Yanz Hall or Meditation and Yoga for People of Color.