LISTINGS & LINKS

BYTA is compiling resources that support the educational and professional development of our members. Send an email to: blackyogateachers@gmail.com if you have a resource or suggestion to include in any of the Listings and Links categories.

The ancient spiritual practice of yoga promotes physical and mental wellness, reduces stress and supports the management of acute and chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, insomnia and high blood pressure. The physical aspects of yoga practice increase flexibility, strength and range of motion. Increasingly, more black people are enrolling in yoga training programs to become certified teachers to support and share this wellness practice.

Here’s a snapshot of black-owned yoga studios in selected cities:

East Coast & Mid-Atlantic

Ase Yoga, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Robin Alston
www.aseyogastudiotearoom.com/

Bikram Yoga Wellness, Locations in DC and MD
Kendra Blackett-Dibinga
www.bikramyogawellness.com

Buddha Body Yoga, New York, NY
Michael Hayes
www.buddhabodyyoganyc.com

Embrace Yoga, Washington, DC
Faith Hunter

www.embracedc.com  

 Love Yoga, Hyattsville, MD
Asia Vianna
www.love-yogastudio.com

 P.I.E.S Fitness Yoga, Alexandria, VA
Marsha Banks-Harold

www.piesfitnessyoga.com

 Power of One School of Yoga, Ayurveda
& Meditation Arts, Baltimore, MD

Jana Long

www.powerofonecenter.com

Santosha School of Yoga, Warwick, RI
Maya Breuer
www.mayabreuer.com

Shabach Yoga, Waldorf, MD
Courtenay Smith Brown

www.shabachyoga.com/advanced-studies-and-teacher-trainings

 Spiritual Essence Yoga, Upper Marlboro, MD
Dana Smith
www.spiritualessenceyoga.com

Ta Yoga House in Harlem, New York, NY
Teresa Kay Aba-Kennedy
www.terrik.tv/portfolio-items/teaching-at-ta-yoga-house/

 Urban Asanas, Brooklyn, NY
Jyll Hubbard-salk
www.urbanasanas.com

South

Active Sol Black Teachers, Atlanta, GA
Anika Francis & Rosalyn Nix
www.activesolyoga.com

 AYM: Aerobics, Yoga & More, Snellville, GA
Althea Lawton-Thompson
www.aymfitness.com  

Doolin Healing Sancturary, Deltona, FL
Daya Devi Doolin
www.padaran.com

I AM Yoga, Charlotte, NC
Kiesha Battles
www.kieshabattles.com/200-hour-yoga-teacher-programsj/

Sacred Chill West, Atlanta, GA
Octavia Raheem
www.sacredchillwest.com

Yoga Hive Healing Arts Studio, Hapeville, GA
Mechelle Davis
www.yogahive.com

Midwest

Daybreak Yoga, Cleveland Ohio
Dawn Rivers
www.daybreak.yoga

 Yoga Skills/Kemetic Yoga, Chicago, IL
Yirsir Ra Hotep

www.yogaskills.com

West

 Anasa Yoga, Oakland CA
Katrina Lashea & Jean Marie co-owners
www.anasaoakland.com/anasa

Roots Up Yoga Flow, Lemon Grove, CA
Debra Murrell Brooks

www.rootsupyogaflow.com

Yoga Love, Oakland, CA
Treina Alexander
www.yogaloveoakland.com

Yoga for Youth, Los Angeles, CA
Krishna Kaur Khalsa

www.yogaforyouth.org

International

 Spice Harmony Yoga, Calivigny Rd, St. George
Dr. Kecia Brooks Smith
www.spiceharmonyyoga.com

 Yoga To Go, Ontario, Canada & Surinam St. Joseph, Barbados
Heather Greaves
www.yogatogo.com


Duke Integrative Medicine

www.dukeintegrativemedicine.org

LoyolaMarymount University
www.lmu.edu

Maryland University of Integrative Health
www.muih.edu

Goddard College
www.goddard.edu


Teaching for Diversity Program
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
www.kripalu.org

Give Back Yoga Foundation
www.givebackyoga.org 

Yoga Alliance Foundation
www.yogaalliance.org/foundation

 Live Strong
www.livestrong.com/article/320213-grants-for-yoga-training/

Scholarship Guides
www.scholarshipguides.org/tag/grants-for-teaching-yoga


Peace In Schools

Barnaby Willett, Director of Program Development
www.peaceinschools.org

The Black Yoga Journal/Paper Li
Anacostia Yogi/Sarianne Leigh
www.paper.li/AnacostiaYogi/1368303860

Chelsea Loves Yoga
Chelsea Jackson
www.chelsealovesyoga.com

Dianne Bondy
www.diannebondy.com

My Life As A Yoga Teacher
Jana Long
www.powerofoneyoga.wordpress.com

Taking Yoga Off Your Mat
Dr. Gail Parker
www.drgailparker.wordpress.com


Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

www.kripalu.org

Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram
www.yogaville.org

Himalayan Institute
www.himalayaninstitute.org

International Association of Yoga Therapists
www.iayt.org

Mount Madonna Center
www.mountmadonna.org

Shambhala Mountain Center
www.shambhalamountain.org

Yoga Alliance
www.yogaalliance.org

YogaFinder
www.yogafinder.com