Featuring hits from Solange, Bryson Tiller, 6LACK and more, TrapSoul yoga fuses art and culture with an emphasis on self-love and self-empowerment.
This soulful and inclusive yoga class offers a unique self-care experience where women of colour can feel comfortable to be themselves while entering a state of vulnerability. After attending several yoga studios and classes, founders Kimberly and Shanelle decided to that they should no longer feel any less welcomed and represented in a space created for healing. They decided to create a pop up yoga event taught by women of colour for women of colour. The event features music and sponsors, all created by people of colour. On June 17th, the first ever TrapSoul Yoga took place in Montreal, QC and was a sold out event. Over 30 women of colour attended. While, 60% of attendees said it was their first yoga class, 100% agreed that it was their first yoga class instructed by a woman of colour. The event was deemed “pretty amazing” and “a beautiful and meaningful experience” by attendees. TrapSoul Toronto will be held on August 20th, from 12-2pm at 619 Yonge St and has plans to be held in Ottawa in September. Learn about more event details here.
About the yoga instructor
Nadia Walters (E-RYT 250) is the founder of Hip Hop Yoga 101, a Toronto based Hip Hop Yoga class, and has been dedicated to her practice for almost a decade. She has been teaching yoga and sharing its joys and benefits since 2012. From New York to Bali, Nadia loves to travel and expand her knowledge on the many disciplines of Hatha yoga. She’s known for transforming elements of the many disciplines of Hatha Yoga into a dynamic and inspiring alignment-based flow. Nadia believes in self-exploration in order to achieve one’s highest level of authenticity.
About The Villij
The Villij is an online publication dedicated to creating a space for people for colour through storytelling, visual content and events. Created by a group of multicultural creators, The Villij is dedicated to building a community that mirrors who we are. Our Mission is to cultivate awareness through stories told by the underrepresented. We believe in the necessity to create an intentional space, while supporting the power of optimism. Visit their Facebook page here.