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Wed, Jul 17

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Virtual Event

Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles

Shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles
Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Virtual Event

About the Event

"Yoga in the Black Community: Healing Practices and Principles," authored by Charlene Marie Muhammad and Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, is a thought-provoking work that dives deep into the transformative power of yoga within the Black community, shedding light on the unique and enriching experiences, practices, and principles that have enriched the lives of many.

This discussion of the book delves into the history and cultural significance of yoga, offering a fresh perspective that highlights its relevance in the Black community's journey towards holistic well-being. A comparative alignment of the yoga philosophy principles to common cultural and religious practices in the Black community will be highlighted followed by a contemplative practice of yoga.

PANELISTS

Charlene Marie Muhammad, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, is a wellness practitioner, practicing yoga for over 30 years. Charlene holds a Master of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a licensed dietitian and certified yoga therapist. She and Marilyn are members of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance Board of Directors.

Dr. Marilyn Peppers-Citizen, E-RYT500, C-IAYT,  is a certified yoga therapist, national board-certified health, and wellness coach, and is clinic faculty for the MUIH Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program.

Marilyn has more than 35 years of military and business leadership experience in various senior-level capacities. She also studied holistic health and wellness and embraced yoga 26 years ago, studying multiple traditions. She is a retired Air Force Colonel and holds a Ph.D. in public policy and master’s degrees in business and national resource strategy.

Jana Long, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a transformational leader who brings her management skills as a former media professional. She has practiced and studied yoga over 50 years and bears witness to the emergence of yoga into the mainstream. She is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of BYTA.

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