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Yellow, Brown, Black and Beautiful: Iyengar Yoga for People of Color

May 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gazing at our “yoga bible,” Light on Yoga, we study in great detail the iconic poses of Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar. Yet in 21st century America, the yoga images surrounding us are overwhelmingly of white, thin, wealthy young females. Let us uplift the inherent perfection of our own yellow, brown, and black bodies and throw off cultural and internalized critiques, while embracing the challenge of Iyengar Yoga. Let us bravely explore the contradiction Guruji offers us, of making our bodies fit the asana AND making the asana fit our bodies. Together we will create a safer space to affirm, nurture, and inspire each other to keep growing.

This will be a multi-level class.  Beginners and those new to Iyengar Yoga are welcome.

$15-$40, sliding scale

Pre-registration is $30.  You are welcome to register at the studio on the day of and pay a sliding scale amount that works for you.




About the Instructor:

Peggy HongGwi-Seok (Peggy) Hong is an Intermediate Junior 3 certified instructor based in Detroit Michigan.  She is our visiting teacher- in-residence! Gwi-Seok has been practicing yoga since 1996 and teaching since 2001, while studying primarily with Lois Steinberg, Laurie Blakeney, and Chris Saudek.

She founded and directed Riverwest Yogashala  a nonprofit Iyengar Yoga center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In 2013 she moved to Detroit, Michigan, to join the urban healing revolution.  There, with Michele Pearson, she founded Iyengar Yoga Detroit.  Her calling is to share the sacred healing art of Iyengar Yoga with a broad community. “Like” Badass Yoga Nun on Facebook to keep up with her classes, workshops, and special events. Also an award-winning poet and essayist, visit her blog at


May 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm