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BGYT Teachers

BGYT Yoga is meant to be a spiritual practice that brings peace and balance to the physical, spiritual, and mental bodies.

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Angela "Dharma" fears 

Angela (Dharma ) Fears, BS Eng, E-RYT 500 , LMT. Leads 200 Hour Yoga teacher Trainings and coaches others as a skilled Ayurvedic Wellness practitioner. She is the director and content developer for the New Life Center Wellness Program. She is on the Emerging Team for Mndfl3.0 certification and provides support for the Embody Yoga Social Justice program.

Favorite song "Tell me" by Groove theory 

Jojo Hall

JoJo Hall is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher living in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a native of Lexington, Kentucky but considers the foreign places she’s lived like Shanghai, China, and Istanbul, Turkey home. In her previous life, Before diving deep into yoga she traveled the world as a Kindergarten Teacher, often practicing yoga with children as a way to connect and find calm in a bustling classroom. Teaching yoga, deepening her personal practice, and spending time with family and friends is where she finds the most joy. 

Favorite song - This is ever-changing but currently on repeat is “Loyal” by PARTYNEXTDOOR ft. drake

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Kiesha Battles

Kiesha, a full-time yoga teacher and trainer, has a respected and well-deserved reputation in the national yoga community and a co-Director of the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™.

In addition to teaching through her own I Am Yoga organization, Kiesha has been Yoga Director at Charlotte Family Yoga Center and has taught for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. She is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher trainer, and has conducted numerous impactful workshops. She has been featured in the book Yes Yoga Has Curves and other publications. 

With a graduate degree in Asian studies, Kiesha brings knowledge of Asian philosophy, religion, and language, as well as Eastern philosophy including Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. In addition to being a teacher, she is a wife and mother. When Kiesha does sit down, she is reading, meditating and breathing. 

Kiesha teaches with a confidence that comes from strong training and rich experience. Her instruction is careful and crystal clear; she gives options and variations that make her classes accessible for students at any level. Kiesha specializes in Yin Yoga, which allows for deep stretches and in-depth exploration of each pose. She also has training in prenatal yoga, Curvy Yoga, restorative, and Grounded Kids as well as Chinese medicine.

 

Favorite song: of forced to pick one Prince song  Pink Cashmere

Sen 

Hi I'm Sen, a New Jersey - based Yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, and writer. I want to make healing tools like Yoga accessible to everyone. After a few years of practicing in studios and home, I fell in love with Kundalini yoga - I found it so calming but noticed I rarely came across an instructor that was Black or a Woman. I found that to be a barrier for me, as someone who turns to Yoga for my own healing I wanted to see my reflection when I stepped in a studio.  You can learn more about me at yogawithsen.com

Favorite song - 

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Daughters of Yoga

Daughters of Yoga are 2 yogini sister friends, who are dedicated to the yoga path and promote the idea that yoginis can move in a way that makes them feel beautiful, free and safe.

Jo pictured in cream, Favorite song - "Closer" by Goapele 

Kendra pictured in grey - "Nothing can come between us" by Sade

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