BYTA wants your stories! A pillar of our mission is to elevate the presence and voices of black yoga teachers in the world. We welcome original and relevant articles from our members about your yoga practice and expertise, teaching techniques, personal journey, transformation, and life experiences in yoga. Send an email to: and we will send you the submission guidelines.


Reflection on Yoga As A Peace Practice

The goal of Yoga as a Peace Practice (YPP) is to turn contemplative life practices (CLP) into a contemporary lifestyle (CLS). From CLP to CLS. While the concept of contemplative life practices appears strange and alien to people today, in several ways they provide an antidote for coping with the exigencies we face daily.

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BYTA Behind the Scenes

Spring is here, and although on the East Coast it roared in dumping sleet and snow the first two days, we can trust that behind the scenes trees are budding and Mother Earth’s vegetation will soon spring forth, green, floral and bountiful!

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Reflections Into The Future

In May 2008 two women sipped early morning coffee around a small kitchen table. They talked about all sorts of things — hairstyles, family, men, fashion, and reflected on their pasts of raising children as single mothers

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Yoga As A Peace Practice in Motion

The development of Yoga as a Peace Practice as the first national initiative of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance began in response to a growing epidemic of violence in our communities.

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