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A letter to my students

  IMAGE COURTESY OF SARA DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY To my beloved students, OH MY what a crazy time we have been in (and are still in). Some of you have been practicing with me for years and I have been missing seeing you in person so so much. And for some of you, we "met" during…

My Role as an African American Yoga Teacher

It was winter 1993, and I was 27 years old. All at the same time, I had secured positions in Atlanta as a live-in macrobiotic chef, a corporate marketing database manager, and a yoga instructor. I was Peachtree Center Athletic Club’s very first yoga instructor, and this was my first professional yoga job. Immediately, I…

The Yin and Yang of Food

Part 2: How I created a Holistic Health Kitchen and Much, Much, More   Mom’s African-American mantra for me was “Get your college degree and you’ll live a good life, not a life of struggle.” So I went to college and after graduation got myself a corporate job that paid nearly three times her single…

A Black Yogini’s Road Less Traveled

The yoga class I signed up for started at 9:00 a.m. on a Sunday. The very first position was a resting pose called Savasana. I lay on my back, legs apart, breathing. We did leg lifts to warm up, followed by a series of standing poses. Quickly, I noticed that I was the only one…

The best yoga mat (according to yoga teachers)

Buying a new yoga mat? Here’s what you need to know. There is no shortage of choices when it comes to yoga mats. From $15 mats found at Marshall’s to the extra-thick Manduka Pro for $120, the range of options can be overwhelming. Plus, the best yoga mat means different things to different people. For…

Community Spotlight: Prenatal Yoga

By Paulina Julian (RYT500 / RPYT) It takes a village Long before prenatal yoga classes, the image of a village surrounding the birth and growth of a baby has always been essential.  It is so natural to want to gather, to share the news of our babies’ arrivals with loved ones, to seek support in…

When Will YGSF Open? An Important Update

Yoga Garden SF owner David Nelson shares the latest. When will our doors open? Honestly, we don't know. We do know that we will re-open and that we will be stronger and better than before. What are we working on now? Preparing the studios for Livestream broadcast and video recordings so that you have…

New Class! Prana Flow & Restore

  New Class! - Prana Flow & Restore with Michelle Bouvier Mondays 7:30 pm  |  Starts June 22   Enjoy a luscious yoga flow focused on fluidity, lubricating the joints, and unwinding tension in body, mind and soul. Prana Flow is a gentler, rejuvenating version of Prana Vinyasa, with inspiration from somatics, mindfulness, and circular therapeutic…

Do you want to talk to Roy?

Check out his new live class "Conversations with Roy: Working With Your Mind" Join him for meditation, insight, and Q&A. Every Monday at 9:30-10:00 am. Starts June 15th! Conversations with Roy: Working With Your Mind   So many times, we find ourselves being pulled in all different directions by our thoughts that we are less…

Yoga Garden SF for #thelovelandfoundation

Yoga Garden SF for #thelovelandfoundation   We will be hosting a series of donation-based classes throughout the month of June. 100% of proceeds will go directly to The Loveland Foundation. They are committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, and have a particular focus on Black women and girls.…
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