Happy Yoga Monday! – 5/13

Photo Credit: http://womenshealth.gov
Photo Credit: http://womenshealth.gov

Happy Yoga Monday!

In honor of National Women’s Health Week (May 12-18), I am celebrating the many contributions women yoga teachers make to women’s health and wellness. Sariane Leigh, a Washington, D.C.-based yoga teacher, health activist, blogger, writer, and wellness instructor uses her Anacostia Yogi web site, blog, podcasts, classes, and workshops to promote health awareness and yoga for women and individuals recovering from trauma-related experiences such as HIV/AIDS diagnosis, conflicts, natural disasters, poverty, and institutional racism. Leigh’s healing approach marries Hatha and Kemetic yoga principles to the psycho-social healing tradition from African-American women’s spirituality.

Photo Credit: AnacostiaYogi.com
Photo Credit: AnacostiaYogi.com

In October 2012, she wrote a guest blog, “Sisters of the ‘Yogic’ Yam: bell hooks and the Yoga in Self-Recovery” for TheFeministWire.com that discusses her healing approach.  To learn more about her work, visit http://anacostiayogi.com.

Who is your favorite yoga blogger?

OM #YogaMonday OM!

Ananda’s Kickstarter.com Fundraising Update – Raised $106 towards $500 goal!


My Kickstarter.com fundraiser for my Sisterhood the Blog book project is really taking off.   I am blown away by the generosity of folks in my network.  So far I have received $106 in donations from Tanya Fields, Johanna Vondeling, Richael Faithful, Jill Foster, Sariane Leigh, Aiesha Turman, and Kiratiana Freelon (the first supporter!).  Many thanks everyone for your positive energy and support!

My goal for this first round of fundraising is $500 by December 23.  My overall goal is to raise $1,600 by August 31, 2011.  Click here to learn how you can make a $1-$25 donation to my Kickstarter.com fundraiser.  Thanks in advance for your support!