Yoga As A Peace Practice is . . .

A curriculum in contemplative practice
A social and cultural experiment
A psycho-spiritual experience
A new way of living
A recalibrated way thinking

The Yoga As A Peace Practice (YPP) is a curriculum designed to train yoga teachers, civic and social workers, and community members, to facilitate, create and introduce contemplative practices, rooted in the philosophical tenets of the niyamas, restorative and kriya yoga and culturally relevant themes, and to offer them in ways that are accessible to individuals and communities where trauma from violence exists.

The curriculum is the collaboration of yoga teachers Maya Breuer, Jana Long and Dr. Gail Parker, and are the core faculty of the Yoga As A Peace Practice training. A guest teacher is invited to join the faculty to comprise a four-person team for each training.

Yoga As A Peace Practice St. Louis

Ferguson, MO | August 2–4, 2019

Innovation Hall St. Louis

4220 Duncan Avenue, #101

St. Louis, MO 63110

The Black Yoga Teachers Alliance invites you to join us and the St. Louis community for an experience of Yoga as a Peace Practice to restore individuals who are impacted by trauma from violence and the dysfunction and chaos left in its aftermath. 

August 9, 2019 will mark five years since the death of Michael Brown, a wound that prompted national protest, a wound that uncovered the ugly legacy of racial injustice and inequities, a wound that divided a city and finally a wound that infected its people with fear, anxiety and trauma. We return back to those wounds to begin to heal. 

“Healing begins where the wound was made.” 
— Alice Walker

This program is made possible by our wonderful partners, Series For Empathy and Equity in Education, University City School District, Parkway School District, Rockwood School District, and EdHub.

The Black Yoga Teachers Alliance wants to take Yoga As A Peace Practice to communities impacted by violence across the U.S. Contact us at and invite us to your city. 

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