As a part of the Programming for Oh, Maker currently on Display at Heaven Gallery.

FUBU yoga at Heaven Gallery
Saturday Dec 15, 2018 from 2 PM – 3 PM

the way they pathologize our bodies, it can be hard to (re)member our flesh and bone are our home. "wellness" is rarely a site where we are in sight, yoga studios, even less so. this yoga practice is a gentle reminder to feel where tension and tenderness live in our breath and body with curiosity and care to a playlist curated with black folx in mind. this teacher knows no one can know this as deeply as you do because only you breathe your body. we will close with an optional meditation. all levels welcome to explore. please bring your own mat (and a spare if you have it, for someone who may not.) 75m


Jamilah Malika
some days yoga feels like sunshine; other days we learn how a pose can benefit us after practice, off the mat, over the years. whether a sequence moves gently or the flow engages strength, i always ask that you take care with attention to your breath - i believe you know your body best. i invite you, cue by cue, to listen, honor and explore. as an anti-oppression activist in the yoga community, i teach mindful of the ways the practice can 
play into power via appropriation, physical adjustments without consent, body-shaming for size/ability and so on. i understand that yoga has/can trigger(ed) many of us. i'm open to feedback if you find i do so. i aim for a melanin/trans/queer/fat positive practice. (200hr teacher training, 2010, Kula Yoga Annex. Co-founder, Brown Girls Yoga Collective, Toronto. Senior teacher/Mentor lead, New Leaf Yoga mindfulness-based and trauma-informed practices for youth, Toronto.)

Water and Lite Refreshments will be provided