Yoga as a Peace Practice

World peace is a priority of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance™ (BYTA). Peace is achieved one individual, one family and one community at a time. BYTA saw a need for an intervention based on approaches that are self-healing, culturally relevant, and community-based, to address the traumas resulting from myriad forms of violence that undermine the mental health and physical well-being of individuals, families, and communities.   

Yoga As A Peace Practice® (YPP) training is customized to meet the unique needs of the communities that invite us. We offer a training designed to teach contemplative and restorative practices that cultivate resilience, inner peace, and well-being in individuals, families, and communities. It is available to yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, educators, health and wellness professionals and anyone interested in utilizing yoga as a pathway to peace.

AUGUST 5–7, 2022

The return of YPP is a collaboration between BYTA and Upstate Circle of Friends (UCF) in Greenville, South Carolina, two black-led nonprofits that serve, share and support the well-being of individuals and communities locally, regionally, and nationally.  

UCF is committed to expanding opportunities, enhancing the quality of life, and the progression of at-risk children, children with disabilities and their families, seniors, and veterans, through various educational, recreational, and social programs. BYTA is honored to be invited to share Yoga As A Peace Practice, August 5–7, 2022 in Greenville! More details to come!


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Yoga as a Peace Practice

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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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