"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self preservation and that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde
People of Color Healing Retreat was created to provide a space of nurturing, learning and healing. We welcome all People of Color who desire spiritual growth and self-love. This is a space for all bodies, all sexual orientations and all levels of spiritual practice.
We assembled an amazing lineup of teachers, leaders, healers, dreamers, artists and entrepreneurs to lead yoga classes, dance classes and information workshops. A vegan (Dr.Sebi approved) lunch, prepared by Two Mamacitas Pop-Up Kitchen, is included in the cost of the day-long retreat.
Location and Parking
Piedmont Elementary School
4314 Piedmont Avenue
There is limited parking at Piedmont Elementary. I suggest street parking (check street signs), carpools and public ride sharing.
Registration and Payment
Credit Card via EventBrite
Check to YogaLove
3851 Market Street
Oakland, Ca 94608
PayPal - PLEASE USE FRIENDS/FAMILY to avoid fee
Registration Fee Information
$60 Partial Scholarship w/ 2 Volunteer Hours
$60 8-18 Years Old
$100 paid by 8/31
$110 paid by 9/15
$120 paid by 9/31
9am Opening Ceremony
9:30am Cleanse and Protect Workshop or Egyptian Yoga Practice
10:30am The Love You Need Workshop or Haitian Dance Class
11:30am Lunch, Shop with Vendors and Wellness Services Appointments
1:00pm Intergenerational Trauma or Haitian Dance Class
2:00pm Sh8peshifter Workshop or Gentle Yoga Class
3:00pm Closing Ceremony
3:30pm Shop with Vendors
Workshop and Class Descriptions
In this workshop you will lean how to use the tool of nature and sacred object used to cleanse a space, person or thing. You will learn how to protect your house, car, children and self. There will be a live demo of cleansing oneself so that you dispel others energies, refresh after work or how to clean after any type of trauma.
Egyptian Yoga, Postures of the Gods and Goddesses is the Ancient Egyptian System of the Physical Postures for Health, Meditation and Spiritual Enlightenment and the Ancient Egyptian Origins of Hatha Yoga. This class is for All Levels, postures are modified for each practitioner.
This session will delve into the love you have, the love you need, and the love you give. We will explore the types of love we need for a full and happy life. What is effective, healthy transfer of love in relationships. Who and what are your love drains. How do you get the love you need. This workshop will cover romantic love, self love, community love action and more
Haitian Folkloric Dance, with Portsha T, Jefferson, Founder and Artistic Director of Rara Tou Limen. Divine Mystery. Mistè. Meditation in Movement. Dance is our route to find our personal truth. Our route to self-discovery. The Spiritual Power of Dance has transformed, healed and shaped each of our lives. We are artistic vessels, mediums and community servants, embodying Spirit - our life force, the person inside of us, the part of us that never dies, that is eternal, infinite and limitless.
The unresolved legacy of Inter-Generational trauma is the foundation for the abysmal status of health in the black community. This workshop assist women in understanding trauma as a systemic force influencing their ways of being and health. It will also include tools one can utilize to eliminate the cycle of oppression on the multiple dimensions of the spirit.
What is your vision for your future? What are your gifts? What is your mission?
These are all big questions, and seeking out the answers can create an amazing shift in your life. Join Zakiya Harris, Cultural Architect, Artist and and Author of Sh8peshift Your Life: The Creative Entrepreneur's Guide to Self-Love, Self-Mastery, and Fearless Self-Expression in an intimate group session focused on aligning with your purpose and designing your best life. Through group process, individual coaching, music and movement Zakiya will lead you through an interactive journey of transformation. All participants will leave with their very own shift map to further their practice at home.
Zakiya Harris (aka Sh8peshifter) is a Cultural Architect, Artist and Educator working at the intersections of entrepreneurship, 21st century education and creative transformation.
Treina is the Founder and Director of YogaLove, POC Healing Retreat and YogaLove Summer Camp for Adults. She is a Basu in Egyptian Yoga (Sema Paut, Postures of the Gods and Goddesses and 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. The Gentle Yoga Class is for ALL Levels, Bodies and Abilities.
Main Dish: Quinoa Noodles with Pesto (raw and made from Basil, Hemp Seeds, Shallots, Olive Oil, Lime Juice and Sea Salt) topped with Sauteed Portabello Mushrooms
Side Salad: Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Olives, Red Onion, Shredded Tarragon, Olive Oil and Sea Salt
Drink: Ginger Mango Limeade sweetened with Agave
Main Dish: Chickpea Tofu (chickpea flour, ginger, habanero chiles, sea salt, lime juice) and Kabocha Squash in a Coconut Ginger Culantro African Bird Eye Chile sauce served on a bed of Quinoa
Side Salad: Baby Kale or Red Kale Cucumber Bell Pepper, Sesame Seeds, Grated Ginger, Sesame Oil, Lime Juice
Drink: Tamarind Juice Sweetened with Date Sugar
Main Dish: Injera Wraps with Avocado,, Quinoa, Tahini, Romaine Lettuce, Red Onion, Grilled Sweet Peppers and Portobello Mushrooms
Side Salad: Baby Kale, Slivered Dates, Walnuts, Shredded Chayote, Papaya Lime Dressing
Drink: Tamarind Mango Limeade
-Select your class OR Workshop (9:30am, 10:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm )
-Select your lunch
-Submit payment via PayPal
-Submit payment via check to:
3851 Market St
Oakland, Ca 94608
-Submit payment via credit card
A confirmation email and your Retreat agenda will be sent to you.