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The Breathing Space Board stands with the movement to end police violence and systemic racism toward black people and all people of color in our country. We dedicate ourselves to supporting antiracist and anti-bias activities and organizations, and to eliminate white supremacy from our practices and Studio. We support in all ways the first principle of yoga: Ahimsa, which means non-violence. Black Lives Matter.

Our actions to date:
– Our Studio is making monthly recurring donations to The Movement for Black Lives
– In 2021, we have completed two fundraisers for local Black-owned organizations: for The Compost Cooperative and The Ethnic Study
– We sponsored free community yoga classes at The Ethnic Study in Springfield
– We are continuing to offer free yoga classes in jails and addiction recovery centers, our core mission since 2017 (The system-involved persons we serve are majority BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color), due to the impacts of mass incarceration)
– We offer a free yoga class for the BIPOC community each week
– We are gathering as Board and teachers to explore the intersection of yoga, racism, and social justice, as the foundation of a positive and affirming service organization.
We invite your feedback, support, and participation in these initiatives.