As a mover myself, I consider this post an extremely sentimental one. You must take these classes in 2021
If I weren’t dancing, running, bike riding, or doing regular yoga throughout the week, I would probably be driving my loved ones crazy.
Being still makes my shoulders tense up and my jaw tight-I need to move.
It is medicine to my soul.
Nowadays, you can find me leading dance movements in class with my eyes closed.
If there’s anything that immediately makes you feel at home, keep doing it, and most importantly, keep feeding your soul through intentional movement.
Sis, I’m over the moon that I get to share with you a list of movers I look up to.
It’s not often that movers in the form of dance or yoga are recognized in this way.
Be sure to follow and/or sign up for an online class!
Afro Yoga by Angie | @afroyogabyangie
Talk about revolutionizing because that’s exactly what you get here!
Angie promotes wellness while also shedding an imperative light on social justice.
From demystifying myths about yoga instructors being broke to her Tea Talk Tuesdays, you will leave feeling like you can come as you are yet, leave refreshed with knowledge.
They are led by herself and are donation-based to support her teachers of color.
Need I say more?
If you’ve never heard of Katherine Dunham, you’re in for a treat.
It’s a black movement like you’ve never seen before.
It feels good to be seen and move in a way that pays homage to people that have come before me versus the many shared experiences of black dancers conforming to the eurocentric movement.
My first Dunham class was my senior year in high school when I attended a dance festival in Philadelphia, PA.
We started a series of breathing exercises at the ballet barre followed by Dunham walk and triplets, fall revolver, second-cross-second-turn, and the ever-present torso isolations.
Dunham technique is a fusion of ballet, modern, and Afro-Caribbean movements.
Sis, do yourself a favor and register to take a class!
The classes are led by master instructors on Tuesday’s 4:45 PM PST and Saturdays at 11:00 AM PST via Zoom.
So, now that you have been enlightened on some incredible classes, which ones are you excited to try out first?