Brown Sugar: Yoga for Folks of Color Benefit Practice for Immigrant Families Together

Event Details

Read more about this program here!

Saturday, March 2nd, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

$20 – $45 Sliding Scale, Pre-Register No one turned away for lack of funds. 50% of proceeds will benefit Immigrant Families Together

Chocolates from our sponsors, Fine & Raw, will be served!

Immigrant Families Together is a network of Americans committed to rapid response unification of families separated by the ‘zero tolerance’ policy.  Learn more here.

BROWN SUGAR is a yoga and mindfulness practice for people of color, as well as a community in NYC. We offer nurturing, flowing yoga classes to help people of color connect deeply to ourselves and others, learn tools for reducing stress and trauma, and build resilience and joy.  Brown Sugar is taught collaboratively by compassionate and experienced teachers, who are committed to holding space for people of color to move, breath and circle together in mindful yogic practices. The magic of this class is created by the energy of each person who enters this sacred space.  Each class begins and ends in a circle where everyone is invited to share and reflect. We always work with an intentional theme – and never close without enjoying some delicious chocolate together!
*Please note that we are not able to provide childcare at this time. While children are not prohibited from attending, the content of these classes will be geared toward adults and teens. If your child attends the class with you, there is a lobby where you can go together if they need a break from the practice space.

About the Facilitator:

Calia Marshall is a yoga instructor (E-RYT 200, RYT 500), musician, dancer, choreographer, doula, Reiki practitioner and educator. She has been teaching movement and healing practices to children and adults for 19 years. Calia received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2002 and her 300 hour advanced certification through Ritam Healing Arts with Saul David Raye in 2015. She has deepened her yoga study through working with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, Cathy Calderon, Johnathan FitzGordon, Alison West and Kevin & Erin Maile O’Keefe (Circus Yoga). In 2014 she founded Brown Sugar: Yoga for Folks of Color, a yoga and mindfulness practice and community in Brooklyn.  Her mantra music band, Kirtan Soul Revival, has been traveling around the country leading call and response devotional singing and singing & social justice workshops since 2011. Calia finds constant inspiration from the magic that occurs when communities join together to practice yoga, to dance, to sing, and to play. Her passion is to use these forms to create healing spaces from a social justice lens.  In sharing her yoga practice, Calia strives to honor the roots of yoga, while making it relevant for the people she is sharing it with. She is so grateful to all of her teachers and is honored to share her curiosity, fascination, love of movement and music, and magic-making with her community.

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