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June 21, 2019—June 23, 2019

Marla Teyolia and Crystal McCreary: Pause + Press Play: A Rejuvenation Retreat for Women of Color

For many women of color, the practice of self-care is perceived as a luxury. Our lives are full and our stressors are innumerable. Taking time to replenish body, mind, and spirit is a radical form of activism that is directly related to how well we can take care of yourself, your family, and your community. This yoga and mindfulness retreat is designed by and for women of color.

We invite you to join us for a weekend getaway curated to rejuvenate body, mind, and heart. Together we will create sacred space to lean into the areas of your life that need the most attention and love through the art of yoga, mindfulness, creativity, play, and restoration. If you crave and thrive in the safety of sisterhood, desire a respite from the toxicity of the current social and cultural climate, and are looking to immerse yourself in deeply nourishing self-care practices, this retreat is for you.

Harness the energy of spring as a time for rebirth and renewal as we connect with the land, nourish our bodies with delicious vegetarian meals, and bond with other women of color who are ready to pause and practice the art of self-care.

Please Note: This space is for cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming identified Women of Color.

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Crystal McCreary has taught yoga and mindfulness since 2007. She is committed to creating and holding safe spaces for people of color to heal, learn, and build resilience in a world that often takes relentless hold of our bodies, minds, and hearts. Her adult yoga classes and lovingly curated yoga and wellness retreats are influenced by mindfulness, knowledge of anatomy, and are an exploratory blend of vigor, breath, and precision. Crystal facilitates New York based Exhale to Inhale’s trauma-informed yoga teacher training, speaks and leads professional development workshops on yoga and mindfulness internationally, and facilitates school yoga programs throughout New York City Schools and 100-hour kids yoga and mindfulness teacher trainings for Little Flower Yoga nationally. Crystal is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in African and African American studies and completed The American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts program in Acting. Learn more on her site.

Marla Teyolia is committed to creating safe, sacred spaces for women of color to heal and create change in their personal lives and in the world around them. She approaches her work holistically, grounded in the knowing that liberation is an inside job.

She is a yoga teacher, mindfulness practitioner, and transformational coach with over 20 years of facilitation experience. She has been on this journey since the early 90’s when she discovered yoga and meditation as tools to access her own liberation from the impact of anxiety and stress. Marla is a student in the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and master yoga teachers Maya Breuer, Sherry Ryan, & Mark Whitwell. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley, where she graduated magna cum laude as well as a Masters of Science from Columbia University. To learn more visit her site.

Please click here to register for this retreat.