Yoga and March Microgrant
Empathy Grown Microgrant
Empathy Grown is giving an unrestricted grant(s) of $300-$400 directly to a BBIWOC (Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or woman of color) age 16-25 to use at their discretion. The application can be found here and must be submitted by 3/24 at 11:59pm MST.
Our intention is to support a young woman, womxn, and/or femme of color in nurturing a new business idea - you can apply if you have a current business that could use support. You are not required to establish this business on any timeline beyond your own nor does Empathy Grown attach any expectation with this grant, if you could use some financially supported time to continue dreaming or building an idea you have inside of you, or you've always had one and didn't know where to start or wish to support your current work and these funds can grant you that, you are encouraged to apply.
Empathy Grown Yoga
Upcoming classes (all come with a Spotify playlist to accompany):
Jump At The Sun Energizing and Active Strengthening Flow on 3/13 at 9:30am MST over Zoom. Register here. Suggested payment of $7-$20 (pay what you can).
Ground At The Sun Slow Flow and Meditation on 3/25 at 5:30pm MST. Register here. Suggested payment of $7-$20 (pay what you can).
20% of your payment for classes in the month of March (Women's History Month) will go toward an Empathy Grown Microgrant for a young BBIPOC woman, womxn and/or femme's small business idea or small business support.
Schedule a private or group class for your or your organization with Soraya by emailing email@example.com.
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.