YOGA FOR WOMEN OF COLOR
Women experience depression at rates twice that of men. But black women are only half as likely to seek care as white women. I AM YOGI Studios is here to break barriers and bridge that gap. We have partnered with therapist to understand not only the cognitive behavior but as it shows up in the nervous system. Our classes and workshops are carefully designed to heal the mind and body from trauma.
I Am Yogi Studios was founded in 2020 as a virtual yoga studio for Women of Color. In the height of the pandemic, the world experienced trauma that would take a lifetime to heal. Our mission is to train Women healing techniques that would be practiced for generations to come.
Like many, Lisa Robertson, founder of I Am Yogi, suffered from depression and anxiety while being pregnant with her second child. Yoga was suggested by her healthcare provider and ultimately what had saved her life. The bigger problem was this life-changing method of healing was not readily available to black women. No stable studio resided in Southeast Queens and no consistent classes. She traveled for her practice and penetrated their spaces with her blackness.
Today I Am Yogi has a network of 350 black women in Jamaica Queens, 10 trained and certified yoga instructors, built their very own yoga apparel and accessory line and is recognized with a citation for their advocacy for women’s health and wellness within the community.
SERVICES & OFFERS
Our staff is trained to maximize your journey to wellness. In pursuit of your practice, we offer many class levels and type to suit your needs.
A branch of yoga which uses physical and mental techniques to preserve and channel energy.
With consistent practice, Hatha Yoga enhances strength, flexibility, and balance. As we incorporate breath work (pranayama) and meditation, other benefits will be gained such as the ability to focus, increased productivity, positive energy and overall happiness.
A branch of yoga that focuses on connecting the breath to your constant flow of movements. Let's speed things up.
This class may also be classified as a "power yoga". You can expect to get your fitness on here; an increase of stamina, muscle conditioning and toning, you will also gain a focus-driven mind-set due to this moving meditation.
A concept in yoga that requires you to develop mind-body awareness by stretching/holding asanas that are naturally against gravity.
Due to these being the most challenging asanas in yoga, we have workshopped this into a class to allow you to feel confident and progressive in your flow. Remember, Downward-dog is an inversion :)