There are a growing number of black yoga teachers with online classes. Even though yoga is for all, representation matters. It is affirming to practice with teachers that represent your image. Anything that can maximize black healing and health is needed in today’s world.
Bias and systemic racism contribute to trauma, mental illnesses, diseases, and death disproportionately impact African-Americans. According to the CDC, African-Americans are more likely to die early from all causes and are 20% more likely to suffer psychological distress than white counterparts.
Accessible, location-independent tools can maximize black health and empower a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life. Join these black yoga teachers with online classes to maximize your health regardless of your location.
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(Listed by number of classes available online)
Starbird (Raleigh, NC)
Starbird discovered yoga while in the midst of recovering from alcohol addiction. She is endlessly inspired by the natural flow of the universe, as well as helping others connect with themselves. Her classes are a mix of spirituality, strength building, and keepin it real.
She also uses her Instagram to inspire others through asana, and it has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, MindBodyGreen, and The Huffington Post. She is eternally grateful for the peace and clarity she has found through yoga, and looks forward to sharing her passion with as many awesome people as possible.
Follow Starbird on Instagram: @lotus_the_flower_so_bomb
Hortencia Campbell (Houston, TX)
After witnessing her mother use self-awareness practices and an alkaline, plant-based diet to cure herself of a rare form of cancer and type 2 diabetes, the trajectory of Hortencia “” Campbell’s life changed forever.
That day planted a seed in her of devotion to holistic wellness that inspires others to create their own well-being, define their own destiny, live for freedom, and feel free to BE… any and everything they choose.
Ufulu Child, a home for Freedom Seekers worldwide rooted in handcrafted arts and wellness experiences.is a Certified Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) Yoga Teacher, a holistic healer, a performing artist, and above all, a Freedom Seeker. and her husband, Maurice “Sol Xprsn” Clark, have created,
Follow Tenci: @ufuluchild
Tiana Hill (Scottsdale, AZ)
Tiana Hill is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. Tiana started practicing yoga over a decade ago. Though, seven years ago her practice became a way of life as she was looking to deepen her understanding and grow on a personal level. Yoga keeps her balanced and emotionally at peace, most times! It is a practice!
In her classes, Tiana fuses her Ashtanga background with vinyasa, creating a powerful flow with longer holds.
Tiana is a mother to two beautiful souls, a vegan for the animals, and a native Phoenician, where she enjoys vegetable gardening, and raising her menagerie that includes 2 dogs and 7 chickens!
Follow Tiana: @tianahilllivewellbewell
Jessica Young (Cambridge, MA)
Jessica Young started practicing yoga in college to help her deal with the stresses of student life and to cope with debilitating depression. Since 2006, she’s developed a practice that has sustained her on life’s journey. In 2010, she began studying at Tejas Yoga in Chicago, where she completed her 200-hour teacher training. Jessica is devoted to crafting yoga experiences that create a safe, balanced and engaging experience for every level of practitioner. She has found yoga to be a tool for connection, integration and a deep connection to the self and the Divine.
Follow Jessica: @jessmyoung
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