Yoga for Mind Body & Soul

Now more than ever, people are turning to alternative wellness and fitness strategies to manage stress, cope with mental health issues, and deal with chronic medical conditions.  Within the African-American community, many of these issues are compounded by stigma, limited access to resources, and systemic injustices.  Recent data collected by the US Department of Health and Human Services suggests that African-Americans are 20% more likely to report serious psychological distress than their white counterparts.

Treating the Symptoms Rather than the Illness

The real work lies in the long-term. White supremacist ideology is firmly baked into our nation. It is manifest in everything from the blanket Eurocentric curriculum found in almost every school-- kindergarten through college-- to these very statues that we speak of. It takes hours to knock down a statue. It takes generations to breakdown white supremacist ideology.