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 Day Practice

Yoga & Feldenkrais


With Calia Marshall & Belinda He

Via Zoom


Details to come.


June Practice


With Calia Marshall

Via Zoom

Details to come.

Deep Nourishment


With Calia Marshall

Via Zoom

In these last weeks of winter we look at the ways we may have been neglecting ourselves during this dark time of the year and during the pandemic.  The collective grief we are experiencing is heavy, especially in Black and brown communities, which have had disproportionate loss.  When we are focused on survival and just getting through the day, it can be difficult to make caring for ourselves a priority.  As the season begins to shift, we take this time to nourish our bodies and hearts with flowing movement, delicious poetry, community concocted affirmations, and nutrient-rich recipes.  Come fill your cup.

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Planting Seeds for Liberation

7 Year Anniversary Practice!


With Calia Marshall & Taz Gaines

Via Zoom


Yoga is a social justice path.  It is a path of union, of connection, of liberation - all the ingredients we need to transform the world we live in.  Through yogic philosophy and abolitionist ideology we explore what liberation can look like right now and we plant seeds for our ancestors of the future, so they too can experience freedom. In this practice you can expect accessible movement with a focus on exploration, group discussion and self-reflection.  Bring a journal or paper and something to draw/write with (colors welcome!).


*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.