Listen to my conversation with Maya Breuer:
This week’s Yogi in the Community is the beautiful Maya Breuer!
This interview is particularly meaningful to me because of Maya’s contribution to the practice of yoga as a woman and as a Person of Color. Maya has been interviewed by Farai Chideya on NPR where she fearlessly discusses issues concerning race throughout various yoga communities. Ms. Breuer is dedicated to cultivating wellness within populations who have traditionally been underserved, silenced, and/or ignored.
Maya Breuer, RYT, a Certified Kripalu Yoga teacher with more than 20 years experience, is the founder and director of the Santosha School of Yoga and the national Yoga Retreat for Women of Color™. She has studied extensively with yoga masters in the Kripalu tradition in India . Maya is a member of the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers, the Kripalu Yoga Teacher’s Association, the International Women of Vision and Action Group, and the National Yoga Alliance. She is also an affiliate of the International Yoga College and serves on the Kripalu Center Board of Trustees. In 2004 she received the first Yoga Trailblazer Award from the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers.
Maya is a contributing author to Stephen Cope’s “Will Yoga and Meditation Really Change My Life?” and the just published “Kripalu Yoga On and Off the Mat” ( December 2005). She is also a jazz singer and visual artist whose yogic philosophy incorporates these aspects of her creativity. Presently Maya is completing her first book, Soul Yoga.