Thursday, July 15, 2010
Community Yoga in Africa... Why Not Anacostia?
Superstar Yoga Instructor Baron Baptiste has launched an Africa Yoga Project throughout Nairobi, Kenya targeting street performers, artists and acrobats by training them to be yoga teachers. The program has expanded to Yoga in the Streets and Beads for Change - a program to help Masai women make money off of beading.
If one man can mobilize and teach yoga in the streets of Nairobi, I am sure we can bring the transforming practice of yoga to East of the River!
One DC-based organization, Yoga Activist offers options for yoga teachers to conduct community outreach, but oddly the teaching can't quite reach across the Anacostia River.
So far, I have only found two locations that offer community, free, & not-so-free yoga in Southeast DC:
2300 MLK Avenue SE
1429 Good Hope Road SE
Yoga and Pilates with Amber Robles Gordon
Community Sundays 2-3pm