Healing Retreat for People of Color – Schedule



12:00pm – 12:15pm EST

Welcome and Opening Circle – Rose Cratsley and Maya Breuer


12:15pm – 1:15pm EST

Session 1 –  By Jivana Heyman


1:15pm – 2:15pm EST

Session 2 – By Sherri Doucette


2:15pm – 2:30pm EST – BREAK


2:30pm – 2:45pm EST

Interim Spirit Session– By Samia Karimi


2:45pm – 3:45pm EST

Session 3 – By Meena Srinivasan


3:45pm – 4:00pm EST

Closing and Gratitude – Rose Cratsley and Maya Breuer

Our Presenters

Jivana Heyman


Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. Accessible Yoga offers conferences, community forums, and a popular ambassador program. He’s the co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training School, and the author of Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body, as well as the forthcoming book, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage & Compassion. More info at jivanaheyman.com.

Meena Srinivasan


Meena Srinivasan is an educational leader, writer, and innovator with deep expertise in the fields of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindfulness in Education.

Sherri Doucette


Sherri Doucette, a Texas-based yoga teacher, founded Litehouse Wellness, a nonprofit, purposed to bridge the wellness accessibility gap for Black men using contemplative practices and preventative health education.

Samia Karimi


Samia Karimi is a dance artist, teaching artist, and choreographer who immigrated to the U.S. from Afghanistan at the age of five. Her curiosity to reconnect with her culture brought her to the Bay Area where she has been training and performing with Ballet Afsaneh & Nava Dance Collective. Samia envisions a world where dance is celebrated as an art form everywhere and hopes to teach dance in Afghanistan one day.


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