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    Nervous System Reset - Shoulder Opener : Yoga for BIWOC

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    AMANI YOGA: Nervous System Reset: for BIWOC

    Slow down in this 90 minute class designed to carve out time for
    rest. We will begin with gentle movement to prepare the body for
    restorative poses that will encourage your nervous system to dip into
    its parasympathetic state, cultivating the opposite of stress.

    The name AMANI YOGA means peace in Swahili & best wishes in Arabic

    Reflections - 2023

    " My first yoga experience with AMANI YOGA as a Black woman was unforgettable. Maria creates a secure and supportive environment that allows me to connect with my body, spirit, and mind. A sacred space to decrease racial stress, practice self-care, and foster a sense of community and sisterhood. I am incredibly grateful to Maria Osman for providing this opportunity to Sisters Healing Space, and I eagerly anticipate future sessions"

    AMANI YOGA came out of a desire to create an culturally inclusive yoga space for BIWOC to feel safe and have a sense of belonging and experience how yoga can contribute to racial stress healing and well-being.

    This offering includes

    • A restorative yoga practice- providing deep rest, a practice which you can take away and practice daily (all postures are accessible to all bodies and all levels of experience, especially beginners)
    • An exploration of how racial stress impacts our body’s nervous system and how yoga can relax the nervous system in a safe nurturing setting.

        Please arrive by 2:50 pm 

    Entry to the studio is in the back. Pls park anywhere front or back ( near the bridal shop) and come through the black gate next to the laundromat, and walk to the back - you will see our secret little entry :

    AMANI Yoga is intended for self-identified black woman, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman and women of colour. Thank you for honouring this intention.
    • No previous yoga experience is required – Yoga is for EVERYBODY.
    • Wear loose comfortable clothes.
    • Please no perfumes or makeup.
    • Please bring a water bottle, towel or sarong to cover the bolsters.
    • Yoga equipment such as mats etc are provided but you are welcome to bring your own mat. 

    Thank you and I look forward to sharing this beautiful time together

    AMANI YOGA founder Maria Osman is qualified Hatha yoga teacher,  with further training in Yin Yoga, the Science of Slow Flow, Restorative Yoga , Healing Trauma through Yoga and Meditation.

    Maria is a member of Yoga Alliance and Black Yoga Teachers Alliance

    " I discovered yoga and meditation at a young age and after a life long career working as a racial justice, human rights and gender equality campaigner, I have deep understanding of how racial stress injury impacts the mind, body, spirit and heart'







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