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The Uncommon Yogi: A History of Blacks and Yoga in the U.S.

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Summary: The Uncommon Yogi: A History of Blacks and Yoga in the U.S. is a short documentary that provides a historical view of how the practice of yoga moved from the East to the West. It introduces many Black Yoga teachers and practitioners who offer and share this ancient healing system in Black and other communities in the United States.

This film was produced by Jana Long, co-founder and executive director of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc. An E-RYT 500 Yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, Long is the author and editor of Yoga As A Peace Practice, a curriculum and movement which brings contemplative practice to individuals and communities impacted by violence.


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