Fund Aspiring BIPOC Yoga Teachers!

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Hi! 

We are Tara Sonali Miller and Zeyah Rogé, co-directors of the Bhakti Yoga Movement Center's 300hr Yoga School and Teacher Training Program . We are a queer and partially South Asian, BIPOC-led yoga center and school, collaborating with an amazing faculty to bring our lived experiences and training to the teachings of yoga through this program. 

Within just one day of opening the application, we received multiple inquiries from people who are often excluded from mainstream Western yoga and wellness spaces, and who are inspired to take the next step to deepen their studies and skills. Many are unable to pay the full cost of the program and we know there is enough wealth collectively to make it possible.

Your donations will make it possible for Black and brown students who are most often marginalized by mainstream Western yoga and wellness spaces to experience, learn, share, and grow the liberatory potential of yoga. 

You can help! Your donations will fund full and partial scholarships for Black and brown healers to deepen their studies in yoga and cultivate their skill as teachers. 

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→ Learn more and share about our Yoga School & Teacher Training !

Building upon 12 years of high-quality yoga teacher education, this year's school even more deeply integrates yoga teachings, racial justice, and nature-based healing.

 Through our program, students will immerse in practices and philosophies while learning how to guide foundational yoga classes. We emphasize critical engagement with the material and won’t be giving scripts to memorize or pre-made class sequences. Instead, students will engage with information, experiential exercises and group-work to encourage curiosity and creativity. Upon completion, our students will have the tools to integrate these practices into their daily life, work, and communities.

Central to our approach is contextualizing the material and practices within history, culture, and present-day realities. We resist the narrative of a pure ancient form of yoga and explore the historical power dynamics that have shaped the practices and philosophies. We carry that exploration into modern times and consider how cultural appropriation, colonialism, and white supremacy and other forms of supremacy and oppression show up in ourselves and these practices.

Students will get to study with our skilled faculty, who have both lived experience and connection to the ancestral lineages of yoga, as well as decades of training and expertise in human anatomy, yoga philosophy, teaching, community organizing, and racial justice.

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Tara, Zeyah, and the BYMC family
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    • $10 
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    • $33 
    • 3 mos
  • Melissa Harbert 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Maren Uecker 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
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    • $150 
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Organizer

Tara Sonali Miller 
Organizer
Portland, OR