Alle KAlle K - they/he, Educator and Yoga Instructor
Allé K (they/ he) is a queer, fat, trans masc activist, educator and certified Yoga Instructor currently based in Asheville, North Carolina and all over the world (zoom). He provides LGBTQIA+ inclusive, trauma-informed, weight-neutral yoga classes online. Allé is a spaceholder, a connector and a disruptor. His business rejects capitalism, white supremacy, the patriarchy, fat phobia, transphobia, xenophobia and the gender binary, amongst other cistems.
Allé completed their 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Dharma Yoga Center in 2017 and has been teaching ever since. He never meant to become a teacher; they just wanted to learn more about the practices in order to heal theirself. While unemployed and un-housed, they had ample time to practice teaching to their friends and realized they enjoyed it. It quickly became a career, in the most beautiful, unforced, natural way…
Over a year ago, Allé began teaching weekly Queer/ Trans/ Non-Binary Yoga classes. He soon began teaching extended workshops for the community and continued when life moved online. This class has been a true gift of healing, as he began to medically transition with the support of a wonderful queer, trans community.
Allé’s classes center people who are usually left out of the traditional yoga spaces, like fat, queer, trans and neurodivergent folks. He offers space to listen to your body and leads from a trauma informed lens. Allé is passionate about making yoga accessible for folks who are not seen on the covers of yoga magazines and on teacher training faculty.
They remain a student of yoga + movement and take several classes a week with underrepresented yoga teachers.
Kennae MillerShe/Her/Hers- Yoga Guide
Kennae was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She is the descendant of grandparents from Cherokee land (Gaffney, Blacksburg and Marion, SC) and Kusso land (Charleston, SC). She began practicing yoga in high school and has continued being a student of the practice since. Kennae is passionate about assisting others in discovering the origins of who they are and the limitations that have been created for them on their journey towards liberation.
Kennae co-founded Enough with Kate Reutter Counts where yoga meets social justice and a call to action takes movement further. She is a wife, mother to two young people and an Air Force Veteran. When she is not practicing or teaching; she is homeschooling, riding her motorcycle or on the shooting range, spending time in self-care, her garden or loving on her hens.
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Shankari GoldsteinShe/Her/Hers - Host and Farmer
Shankari Goldstein, is a farmer, activist, event planner, and yoga teacher. She focuses on how to incorporate community, wellness, peace, sustainability, and activism into the landscape of modern Yoga and sustainable living.
Shankari is the founder and creative energy behind such projects as Shensara Yoga Festival, Shakti Tribe, Waddle Om Farm, The Ascendants, and The State of Union (Yoga) Address. Her ability to tie in Regenerative energy in the way she tends to her farm and Yoga practice gives her a deep sense of home. Whether it’s your self-care routine, connection with nature and spirit, community, family, or an awareness of how to harness our higher purpose and power, humanity craves a sense of belonging and intern connectedness.
When we trust and believe in our divine soul light, we move into the place of truth and passion. Shankari strives to help those seeking a more simple approach to life cultivate a strong awareness of self, nature, and community.
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Yogi J MilesHe/Him - Host and Owner of Maha Vira Yoga
I am a Yogi, martial artist, bodyworker, retired breakdancer, community activist, and the son of a Baptist minister, and have been learning and studying eastern arts and philosophy for nearly two decades. But movement itself, and creativity and exploration of movement through dance has always been a constant source of curiosity and confidence. From learning how to headstand at five from my father, to walking on my hands and tumbling as an adolescent, to playing sports as a teen, to poppin and lockin, I’ve always been moving. These all came together for me in the Brazilian art of Capoeira, with its precision and elegance, freedom and beauty. That inexplicably led me to Hung Gar kung fu and my first real Teacher, who unknowingly led me to yoga. From books by Muata Ashby, to the teachings of Swami Satchidananda and Integral Yoga, along with Ashtanga, Jivamukti and other prominent systems of yoga, my “style” has crafted a style tempered by real life and humor, and relies on the importance of breath as a guide and a source of strength. My classes aim to create for each person a fluid, sustainable and enjoyable practice that hopefully will prove to be beneficial over a lifetime. And even as this ancient practice continues to evolve, the mantra continues to be “practice is effort toward steadiness of mind”.
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- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Sep 02 - 05 2021
Floyd Yoga Jam Festival
Join Shankari Goldstein and J Miles, as they host a signature State of Union Yoga Panel at this years 10th annual Yoga Jam. Four days of Yoga, Music, Magic, & Movement, all happening in beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd County, VA.