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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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40-day Reset + Refocus Challenge

Join us at Urban Sanctuary for 40 days of transformational classes and community that can’t be beat! We have added so many classes and workshops into our weekly schedule and coming June we will be even more packed with exciting classes and events. Change with us and move with the times with this super fun Community Challenge. We will sweat, meditate, and heal together in our newly expanded and ever growing space! In order to enter, you need at least a “US Together” membership for just $88 on a month to month basis to participate. (*Together memberships include unlimited classes but do not include Aerial Yoga.) If you would like to join us for month to month including Aerial Yoga,...

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Teacher Highlight: Q&A with Euda K Best

Euda K. Best is a Spiritual Guide, Yoga/Meditation Instructor and Founder of Hella Random Radio, "Where positive energy LIVES." She fell in love with meditation in 2009 certain that the practice cured her of her tendency toward depression. She graduated from and is a member-owner of the nation's first POC owned and operated yoga co-op, The Satya Yoga Cooperative. She believes that we heal the world by healing ourselves. She's playing her part and she's here to help you do the same. 1. How did you get into yoga and meditation? What do these practices mean to you? I got into yoga and meditation separately and at completely different times in my life. I have taken yoga classes since the...

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Teacher Highlight: Q&A with Naomi Ochoa

Naomi Ochoa of Wise Moon Wellness is dedicated to holding space for Divine connection. Through movement, breath, and body/mind/spirit work, she reminds us to make space for bliss. She invites our bodies to remember how Sacred we are. She is a loving witness to the magic unfolding of our most authentic selves.  Naomi is a Curandera, Sobadora, Healer, Dancer, Lover, Mother, Daughter, and Sister. With over 12 years of experience in the Healing Arts, and numerous certifications in Bodywork, Energy work, Dance Instruction, Breathwork and Circle Facilitation, she continues to let her heart, passion and Ancestors guide her to be of service to the community and Highest Good 1. What made you get into breath, movement and bodywork?  It was...

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We're Learning + Listening: April Edition

At Urban Sanctuary, we’re learning right alongside you. If you are seeking expansion and knowledge, for your mind, body and soul, make sure to check out each month’s resource guide. What We’re Reading Our Time is Now: by Stacey Abrams My Grandmother’s Hands: by Resmaa Menakem  Meditations: by Marcus Aurelius Revolution of the Soul: by Sean Corn Inspired and Unstoppable: by Tamra Kieves From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement: by Paula Yoo  What We’re Listening To From Our Own Correspondent  Black History Year The soul Tribe Black Girl Boss Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak What We’re Watching Judas and the Black Messiah Let it Fall: Los...

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