Namaste Ready & OCCUR with media partner I Love Being Black are hosting 28 Days of Revolutionary Health & Movement; A yoga and health centered online program during Black History Month.
The daily series will kick off on February 1 with a live yoga class led by lead yogi ShakaJamal at 5:55pm PST followed by a panel discussion of community activists and leaders in fields of health, wellness and social justice at 6:30pm PST.
Each day will include its own yoga pose, influential Black leader and song of the day. A different yoga and health facilitator will lead the family friendly 35 minute session followed by a short q&a. Classes will be broadcast live on facebook and youtube. Each day will have it's own yoga pose, Black healer/leader/revolutionary and motivational song.
1. Introduce and emphasize time tested and scientifically proven healing practices to the community
2. Highlight talented health and wellness facilitators based within the Oakland Bay Area
3. Honor the lives and legacies of Black healers and leaders throughout time
4. Ensure better health access and services to our community during this pandemic
ShakaJamal is a culturally innovative artist, filmmaker and CFO (Chief Flexibility Officer) of Namaste Ready; a co-op that provides yoga and self care healing practices designed to activate and support the healing powers of the Black Community. He is a graduate of Tuskegee University and earned a Master’s of Fine Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University. ShakaJamal is a 200 Hour Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher, trained in Raja Yoga through Niroga Institute's Integral Health Fellowship. His work with nonprofits and corporations is dedicated to transforming the social fabric of our community.
I believe that with inspired compassionate guidance we can realize that our healing comes from within.
"Marcus Adéshima Penn, MD, CYT brings over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations as a holistic health and wellness consultant, coach, facilitator, speaker and yoga instructor. In this role he helps populations become informed of their own health and empowers them to adopt healthy behaviors that lead to their healing. He is certified in Raja and Hatha yoga styles receiving his yoga teaching and mindfulness training through an Integral Health Fellowship with Niroga Institute in Berkeley, CA. As founder of Self Care Reform Wellness, he is passionate about providing communities with tools and strategies for self-awareness, personal transformation, stress reduction and lifestyle change."
Founder of Sacred Roots Wellness and Sacred Roots Botanicals, Tanya is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Clinical Western Herbalist, and Certified Yoga Instructor. Her biggest passion is catalyzing to bridge spirituality and social justice. Trained in Raja and trauma-informed yoga through the Niroga Institute, she is nourished by leading online and in-person classes for adults as well as youth and small children within marginalized communities of color. Schools and non-profits are also among the many sectors with whom Tanya shares her work and passion-- some of which have included the Rafiki Coalition for Health Wellness, The Boys Girls and Club and the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information on Tanya and her approach to healing, please visit: www.sacredrootswellness.earth
2-200 hours yoga teacher trainings. Certified Holistic NutritionistTaught yoga to refugees in Stuttgart Germany for 6-month ambassador with Blackboysom (largest consortium of Black male yogi’s)Help start pilot program at Art of Yoga Project for boys (organization that serves marginalize male youth) Founder of Barbershop yoga (yoga book club for Black men and boys) “Rondyoga is your entry way for BIPOC to gain access to yoga. This class is design to heal the community. We move our bodies thru series of yoga movements to remove trauma, heal our bodies, and emancipate ourselves from the mental and physical shackles society has placed upon us.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: bestopesto.com
Prana means “life-force” and ayama means ‘extension’ or ‘expansion’. Students will first engage with the pre-meditative Pranayama breath control practice of Kapalabhati. Kapalbhati consists of an active exhale and passive inhale and is known to support the regulation of the hypothalamus gland, increase oxygen efficiency, heal constipation, relieve stress and anxiety while producing a heightened state of awareness. We will then begin an integrative meditation journey, and conclude with a gratitude prayer and visualization.Toussaint Haki Stewart is a professional wellness practitioner with conducting classes on meditation, Body Weight Strength Training and Plant-Based Nutrition born and raised in Oakland California. His life mission is to eradicate lifestyle disease through the incorporation of preventative transformational lifestyle practices and education. Instagram: @townwellness and @bestopesto email: email@example.com Website: bestopesto.com