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We're Learning + Listening: August Edition

We took a brief hiatus over the summer to expand our space, welcome new members and teachers and showcase new classes that lend themselves to warmer weather and sunshine. While we enjoyed respite, the path towards justice and equality are never ending. We’re still learning and we hope you’ll join us! What We’re Reading Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler Psycho- Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters by Helena Andrews-Dyer What We’re Listening to The Gifted Connection Podcast Snap Judgment Cultivating H.E.R. Space Podcast She’s got drive Podcast What We’re Watching 42 Do the Right Thing Hidden Figures John Q Tangerine Who We’re Following Rachel...

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Teacher Highlights: Q&A with Kristi Trujillo

Kristi is Native American yoga teacher who has been practicing since 1999. Yoga has helped her explore her own healing by bringing an awareness to the mind, body, and spirit connection. Her holistic approach to yoga combined with her knowledge of Indigenous teachings has brought balance to her life. Kristi is passionate to share the empowering benefits of yoga and emphasizes connection and conscious intention to promote personal growth and grounding in her classes. She inspires others by teaching from her heart to help create a fun and safe environment for students to practice. 1. How did you first get into yoga? I found yoga when I was 19, at college, and thought it was a way to exercise and...

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Where Did Yoga Come From?

                                                                                                                        Kemetic Yoga                                                                                 What is Kemetic yoga, its lineage, and how does it differentiate from other forms of yoga? Kemetic yoga acknowledges the...

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Teacher Highlight: Q&A with Courtney Besser

Courtney grew up in Southern Illinois and yoga found her in college before graduating as a dance major. Through the years, she now values this practice as building a connection with yourself more than making perfect shapes. Courtney has 500hrs of training in power vinyasa from the River Yoga in Denver. Courtney is also a massage therapist, Reiki healer, and 90s hip hop and RnB enthusiast. 1. How did you first become acquainted with yoga? Yoga found me my senior year of college. It was an elective for my dance major and taught by one of my classmates that was an exchange student from Chile. She had this beautiful accent when teaching and at that time I was taking it...

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Juneteenth, Between The Lines

Juneteenth, Between The Lines By Marc Neal As we settle in and prepare to commemorate Juneteenth with BBQs, gatherings, and other public displays of celebration, I think we should review our belief of what Juneteenth really is. We have come to see it as the day Major General George Granger strode gallantly into Galveston, TX and proclaimed, through General Order Number 3, that all enslaved people were granted their freedoms and that their relationship with their former “master” had changed to one of employee and employer. We now look at this as the time when Black people in the US became free. I choose to see it differently. June 19th, 1865 wasn’t the day we, as a people, were freed....

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