BIPOC-Owned Yoga Businesses and Organizations Directory - Yoga Journal

BIPOC-Owned Yoga Businesses and Organizations Directory

Find yoga and wellness organizations, studios, teachers, educators, businesses, collectives, and media outlets that are owned by Black and Indigenous yogis and People of Color.
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Organizations

Amplify and Activate
Amplify and Activate is dedicated to creating spaces that serve at the intersection of yoga, social justice and self care. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Black Healers Connect                                          
Black Healers Connect's mission is "to connect healers across the African diaspora to share ancestral wisdom to heal ourselves and our communities." Through hosting different events, they focus on healing from ancestral trauma in order to feel joyful and free. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

BlackYogaTeachers365
Created by Leana Marie Marshall, a social justice activist and yoga instructor, BlackYogaTeachers365 strives to bring equality and inclusivity to the yoga community by providing funding for BIPOC to enroll in yoga teacher training. Connect with them on their website and Instagram.

Black Yoga Teachers Alliance
The Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc. (BYTA) is "a collective of yoga teachers who share a love of health, wellness and peaceful living." BYTA strives to increase diversity in the yoga world both in terms of those who teach and practice. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Bridges Through Yoga
Bridges Through Yoga creates classes and workshops centered around BIPOC students outside of the traditional studio setting. They also facilitate conversations about yoga and race. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Dubwise Yoga Denver
Dubwise Yoga Denver creates welcoming spaces for BIPOC yoga students through their many accessible classes. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Red Clay Yoga
Red Clay Yoga creates spaces that encourage the teaching and learning of yoga through classes, workshops and teacher trainings. With a focus on community engagement and outreach, Red Clay Yoga offers classes and trainings for schools and youth-focused organizations. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Yoga 4 A Good Hood
Yoga 4 A Good Hood works to create opportunities for BIPOC and low-income people to participate in a yoga practice and be part of a community of yogis. Connect with them on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Yoga Pipeline
Yoga Pipeline is a yoga space focused on celebrating diversity and wellness by making yoga accessible to everyone. The organization brings yoga to communities that lack yoga resources and communities, ensuring that the practice is available to all. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Studios

Ama Wellness
Ama Wellness is a "yoga therapy practice offering wellness resources for African-American women and girls." By providing tools, classes and trainings, Ama Wellness strives to empower Black women and girls through the practice of yoga. Connect with them on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

GOODBODYFEEL
GOODBODYFEEL is a studio in Hamilton, Ontario focused on making pilates, yoga and mindfulness classes inclusive, decolonized and accessible. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Root3d 
Root3d is a wellness center focused on making practitioners feel included, welcomed and safe. Its space serves to give students an opportunity to escape the outside world and heal in a safe, community-based setting. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

The Ohm Well 
The Ohm Well is a health and wellness space dedicated to the practices of yoga, Reiki and meditation to encourage mind, body and spiritual healing. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Teachers

Davidia Turner 
Davidia Turner is a yoga teacher, tarot reader and community builder. After witnessing  mistreatment of BIPOC and LQBTQ+ members within the yoga community, Davidia decided to create a community dedicated to seeking justice for BIPOC individuals. Connect with her on her website and Instagram.

Octavia Raheem 
Octavia Raheem is an experienced yoga teacher. She teaches yoga in a wide range of spaces, from offices to schools to studios and specializes in restorative, yin, power and child- and teen-friendly yoga. Connect with her on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Sarah Clark Yoga 
Sarah Clark is an experienced meditation and yoga instructor, bringing her expertise and knowledge to practitioners around the world. Connect with her on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Yoga Sihnuu  
Sihnuu Hetep teaches yoga classes, designs yoga programs and serves as a guide for those seeking spiritual and bodily healing. Based in Washington, DC, Sihnuu hosts community events and teaches classes throughout the metro area. Connect with her on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Educators

Michelle Cassandra Johnson
Michelle Cassandra Johnson is a yoga instructor, social justice activist and intuitive healer. In classes, workshops and trainings, Michelle works to dismantle systems of oppression and build community using her book, Skill in Action, as an educational resource. Connect with her on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Businesses

Afro Yoga 
Afro Yoga aims to build and raise consciousness through a variety of different wellness practices. With a focus on womxn of color, Afro Yoga strives to elevate practitioners to become better versions of themselves. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Hellwig By Tikia
Hellwig By Tikia crafts unique shoes, activewear, art, decor and bags that celebrate Black history, unity, equality and self love, enabling wearers to feel empowered and comfortable in their skin. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Retreat to Spirit 
Retreat to Spirit enables students to cultivate a spiritual lifestyle through self-healing and energy practices. In their events, retreats and seminars, they give practitioners the tools to bring healing practices into their daily work and routines. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Satya Yoga Cooperative 
Satya Yoga Cooperative’s vision is "to be a healing force by and for POC, using yoga as a tool for both personal liberation and social transformation." Connect with them on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Toned by BaggedEm 
Toned by BaggedEm is a "fitness-focused brand created by real women on real fitness journeys FOR real women on real fitness journeys." In addition to their beautifully crafted mats and other fitness accessories, Toned By BaggedEm brings diverse perspectives and conversations to the wellness space. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

YAMA Talent
YAMA Talent brings guidance and tools to those working in the wellness space. With their strategic advising and online education courses, they work to equip their clients with the skills they need. Connect with them on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Collectives

The Collective STL 
The Collective STL is a "vibrant group of Black yoga and wellness instructors, fully committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Black communities in St. Louis." Connect with them on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Yogis of Color 
The Yogis of Color Collective is a safe and welcoming space for BIPOC to share ideas, resources, wellness practices, and more. Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

You Good, Sis
You Good Sis is "a collective for black and brown women and femmes looking for a mental, spiritual and physical check in." The collective aims to create a space that serves and supports the needs and well-being of women of color. Connect with them on their website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Media

Black Kids Do Yoga 
Black Kids Do Yoga is an account made by a yogi mother committed to sharing pictures of her family and other Black children doing yoga and meditation practices in order to increase visibility of Black yogis within the wellness space. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

Yoga is Dead Podcast 
Yoga is Dead is "a revolutionary podcast that explores power, privilege, fair pay, harassment, race, cultural appropriation and capitalism in the yoga and wellness worlds." Connect with them on their website, Facebook and Instagram.