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 sliding scale with no one turned away for lack of funds.
May Day Practice-
Yoga & Feldenkrais
With Belinda He & Calia Marshall
On this International Workers’ Day, we invite BIPOC folks to join us for a rejuvenating practice bringing together Yoga and the Feldenkrais Method. Sharing a belief that creating spaciousness in your day, in your practice, in your life, is a luxury AND a necessity, we offer this time to cultivate a knowing of how attentive, intentional movement and rest can be a powerful tool for accessing resilience and power. As we honor the labor of BIPOC folks, we also come together as a community to honor the working class folks whose spearheading of the labor movement have brought to bear what our work-days look like today.
Reconnect and Restore
With Maisah Hargett
Have you been feeling a bit disconnected lately? From your body, your emotions, your community? Have you been feeling wired or tired? Both? You're not alone in that feeling. Let's come together. We'll check-in with each other, explore movement and breath to connect us with more fully with ourselves and practices of yoga, and draw from the wisdom of nature (out of what you can find around your home) while making space for self-care and deep rest. Come move a little, rest a lot and learn simple snippets of care we can offer ourselves and our communities.
With Calia Marshall
Special 1-hour workshop! Like with each being in nature, we must find the balance of being firmly rooted in our individual purpose while leaning on the community of beings around us in order to thrive. We must participate within existing systems while working to disrupt and dismantle those that are flawed and unjust. Tantra Yoga guides us that we all part of the great web of life. This month we will practice noticing and embodying independence within interdependence and will explore the healthy relationship between the two. Come ready to move, breathe, journal and hold space for one another.
Free, In-Person Community Classes
With Maisah Hargett &
In person at Third Root,
Ditmas Park/Flatbush, Brooklyn
3:30 & 4:30p
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda remind us that Summertime is a season of abundance, growth, activity, and creativity. Do you need to light a fire under yourself? Carve out some space to chill out? Come see what we’re cooking up for Brown Sugar Yoga at Third Root’s Community Care Day!
These 30-minute open level sessions will invite participants to connect with their physical, mental, and energetic needs through a combination of held and dynamic postures. Various options will be provided.
*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.