All y’all of color black right now. Know that we cherish every inhale and exhale you take as the voice of your soul, your sovereignty and dignity. Hearing our fellow humans breathing in class is one of the central reasons we teach yoga. #icantbreathe on your feeds breaks our collective heart. We ask “Are you breathing?” in class – and on our homepage – because hearing your breath is EVERYTHING to us.
Keep breathing. We breathe with you as much as we stand with you in this current and historic pain, and sit tomorrow out, Tuesday June 2nd for #blackouttuesday. We’re canceling studio and virtual classes to call for a day of reflection on how we can directly confront and end systemic racism and racist violence. Because #representationmatters, the rest of the week’s social media on our feed will be dedicated to
Dianne Bondy Yoga for Everyone
Dr. Elijah Nicholas Counseling
Equality Florida: LGBTQ Black Lives Matter Town Hall Wednesday June 3 @ 6PM EST
Our deepest gratitude to all y’all for your grace, mercy and kindness as we bear witness and move toward deeper compassion.
Resources to educate yourself on historic and systemic racism and how to end it:
A book you might want to read: White Fragility. A website you might want to check out: Dismantle Collective.
*The articles below describe violence, among other triggering topics. Be gentle with yourself and others. If you’re white and cringed anytime while reading this, good job staying out of your comfort zone long enough to get here. Keep going. Here are a few links we found informative: A brief and incomplete Timeline to #Fedup and a searing account of the Tulsa Massacre 1921.