my wellness journey began a few years ago...

My wellness journey began a few years ago. It came on the heels of recognizing my own trauma that has stemmed from my lived experiences, and how much of that trauma is directly linked to being a black woman in a society where, as James Baldwin described it, “it is intended that you should perish”. Prior to coming into contact with the healing words of writers such as, Audre Lorde, Maya Angelou,  and Toni Morrison, I struggled to understand this world and my place within it. I now understand that my mental, emotional, and physical health is tied to a much larger aspect of the lived experiences of my mothers and grandmothers, who fought so deeply to be heard and to be healed. 

In 2018, I became a yoga teacher. I was drawn to yoga because it reconnected my body and mind with dance, and it also provided me with a space to care for my body, mind, spirit and reinforced what I believe about human rights, faith, and social justice, and the thread that binds the three: love.

 

 

As a yoga practitioner and leader, I craft mindful and yogic experiences that are rooted in healing, self actualization and care. I care deeply about restoration and healing within communities of color, which have been historically and intentionally marginalized and traumatized. I wish to use this as a tool for liberation and healing. 

my offerings

  • Vinyasa Flow classes for schools/educators

  • Self Care & Anti Racist Workshops that incorporate yoga

  • Retreats for women of color

  • Private yoga sessions 

  • Group yoga sessions

let's talk wellness

contact: hello@jamilahpitts.com

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