Brown Sugar is a yoga and mindfulness practice for people of color, as well as a community in NYC.  We offer nurturing, flowing yoga workshops to help people of color connect deeply to ourselves and others, learn tools for reducing stress and trauma, and build resilience and joy. The magic of this class is created by the energy of each person who enters this sacred space.  Each practice 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.  All of our offerings are no one turned away for lack of funds.

May Practice


With Shri Devi

Via Zoom


Recent events have required everyone to live, work, and move differently. As destabilizing as that can be, the desire to be in community is also present.

May's BSY online workshop is all about the M's, inviting you to bring: movement, meditation, mindfulness, and music to your practice. Can your yoga experience provide a moment of peace & familiarity? Shri is excited to share in this time with you and encourages you to bring all that's present to the mat. No previous yoga experience necessary, only an open heart and desire to move. 

Heart Medicine Practice


With Calia Marshall

Via Zoom

How can we hold our rage, anger, grief, uncertainty and fear, still while creating a vision for the future? In this yoga practice we will hold space for our grief and for joy as we connect with one another, breathe together, and move through the challenges of this moment.

Please bring a journal, whatever props you may need to support your body, and something that you find nourishing (tea, stuffed animal, crystal, etc). 

Community Share - Interdependence


With Calia Marshall

Via Zoom

8 - 9pm EST

The week after Independence Day, in the spirit of Interdependence, we will have a community share practice, as we all know that doing things alone can get us only so far.  Calia will lead a 15 minute yoga practice, then the space is open for you to bring your community offering.  Feel free to bring a song, a poem, a discussion question, another movement practice, whatever you'd like, as long as it is somehow related to interdependence.

Email us at brownsugaryoganyc@gmail.com for Zoom info

Cultivating Joy as Resilience


With Calia Marshall

Location TBD

Info coming soon.


*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.


For our monthly practice at Third Root, access info can be found here.  For practices in other spaces, please click the button for more info.  If you don't find what you need, please don't hesitate to email us at brownsugaryoganyc@gmail.com.