Attend/Gift Yoga and Wellness Workshops with Soraya
Empathy Grown Yoga
Soraya currently teaches at Urban Sanctuary in Five Points, Denver, the only Black woman owned studio in Colorado.
Schedule or gift a private or group in person or virtual yoga and/or meditation class or workshop for you or your organization with Soraya by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous yoga workshops include:
Coming home to yoga and meditation
Decolonizing as a practice
Storytelling and yoga for social justice
Yoga and radical self care
Yoga and our nervous systems
Soraya completed her beloved RYT 200 (yoga teacher certification) with Bodhi Movement studying Ashtanga and learning to teach Vinyasa in 2020. Soraya believes that if we are to put the 8 limbs of yoga into action and do the work to see that all beings are interconnected, then we must engage in anti-racism work and that anti-racism work is the work of love. She navigates the ways she herself has learned power yoga in the West and works to make her classes a balance of valuing exercise but challenging the Western appropriation of yoga and centering our breath, yoga’s roots, and dismantling white supremacy.
Her vinyasa and asana practice engages students to reflect on their own commitments to waking up in a more just world and encourages us each to dream and act deliberately towards love, justice, and liberation.
She has worked with groups of youth organizers, educators, parents and centers healing justice in each class.
*Recipients of the 2021 Empathy Grown MicroGrant will be shared soon.