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SANKOFA360

Sankofa 360 is a series of programs and events promoting wrap-around care, mind, body and spirit. Join Sankofa Health in partnership with Sankofa Yoga in honoring and exploring all things radical about emotional, physical and mental well-being, and more!

Winter 2023/24 Minimester

  • Community Prayer

  • Yoga for Beginners: 5-Part Series

  • Nu Year, Nutrition: 21-Day Program

Spring 2024 Semester

  • Yoga for Beginners: 5-Part Series

  • All About Love, Virtual Book Club

  • Journaling From The Heart

  • Virtual Walk/Run Club

  • ...more!

Click here to view the fall 2023 semester.

Yoga for Beginner's 5-Week Program

Saturdays: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

New to this whole yoga thing? This 5-week course is for anyone with limited yoga experience or none at all. Move safely at your own pace, as we will teach you the basics of yoga: postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and its ethical principles. Each session will be taught in clinic style as poses will build upon each other to teach you proper alignment within your body. Trust us …yoga is for everybody! Class is led by Drs. Lola Salaam, M.D., Tamisha J. Ponder, Ph.D. and Jasmine Smith.

  • March 30 - April 27 | FULL

  • May 11 - June 8 | NOW OPEN

  • June 22 - July 20 | OPENING SOON

 

Enrollment closes the Wednesday before the first session, or earlier if spaces fill.

Investment: $75

Can't attend all five Saturday's? No problem! Join us when you can! You will receive a worksheet of what you've missed. No individual daily passes will be sold.

HEART HEALTH MONTH | February 2024

February is all about heart health, and we've got some exciting activities lined up to keep your heart happy and strong!

 

Virtual Walk/Run Club

Lace up your sneakers and join our Virtual Walk/Run Club! Whether its a brisk walk through your neighborhood or a spirited run on the treadmill, let's move together in accountability for heart health. Here, yogis can login on your phone, set your goals with the group, and join accountability coach, Javaz, for a post walk/run stretch. Tuesdays @ 7:00 am (VIRTUALLY)

Virtual Book Club: All About Love

Get cozy with a cup of tea and dive into All About Love by bell hooks. Read, discuss, and explore love beyond the realm of mere romance. Join Natalie virtually every Wednesday in February at 7:15 pm EST as you learn to approach love with intention, respect, and vulnerability. Wednesdays @ 7:15 pm (VIRTUALLY)

Journaling From the Heart

Join us for this therapeutic journaling series as we explore emotions, gratitude, and self-reflection. Join Gelisa virtually every Thursday in February at 7:30 pm EST as we pen down our thoughts together. Thursdays @ 7:30 pm (VIRTUALLY)

How to Join

These classes are an added bonus to our schedule for February. Sign up with your membership or purchase a class pass to enjoy!

Follow us on Instagram @sankofayoga to join in on the conversations!

PAST EVENTS

Click here to view the fall 2023 semester.

COMMUNITY PRAYER | December 31, 2023

12:30 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST [VIRTUAL]

A Community Prayer is a collective expression of shared hopes, concerns, and intentions by a group of people within a community. It is a way for people within a community, whether it be a religious congregation, a neighborhood, or any group with shared values or goals, to unite in a spiritual or reflective practice. 

The purpose of Sankofa’s Community Prayer is to foster a sense of unity, support, and shared purposes among members. Regardless of your religious affiliation, our community prayer is intended to bring the community together in a spirit of hope and solidarity. This community prayer is open to ALL, regardless of religious beliefs.

Join us virtually on Sunday, December 31, 2023, as we unite as a community to show gratitude for our past and present and set intentions for our future, 2024. 

“I pray the divine grants us the wisdom to understand one another, the strength to support each other, and the compassion to empathize with the struggles of our fellow community members. May our hearts be filled with love, understanding, and kindness, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.”

Investment: FREE

NU YEAR, NUTRITION! | January 12, 2024 - February 2, 2024

21-Day Health Program 

We're back, but this time we're doing it bigger and better! A continuation of the fall 2023 semester's, Lounge Friday: What's the Tea with Nutrition, Nu Year, Nutrition is a deeper exploration of nutrition, our relationship with food and the quest to an overall better quality of life. 

 

Participants will engage in a 21-day program inclusive of weekly group nutrition counseling with certified holistic nutrition professional and certified health and wellness coach, Deborah Stephenson; mindful journal prompts and weekly introspective guidance from mindful teacher and journaling enthusiast, Gelisa Lewis; a collective healing circle with Shanae Hudson, therapist and Bariatric Baddie two years post-surgery and still navigating relationship with self and food; and accountability coaching with Dr. Tamisha J. Ponder, founder/owner of Sankofa Yoga and Wellness Center. Participants will receive a workbook as a guide on their 21-day journey.

 

Course Dates:

The Nu Year, Nutrition Program begins on Friday, January 12th, 2024, and ends on Friday, February 2, 2024. Through these twenty-one days, program participants will be engaged with in various ways (workbook, in-person sessions, virtual sessions, group communication, etc.) and are encouraged to take advantage of the following sessions to achieve optimal results:

  • Fridays | January 12, 19 & 26 @ 6:30 pm (in-studio)

  • Tuesdays | January 16, 23 & 30 @ 6:30 pm (virtually)

  • Sunday, January 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (in-studio)

CELEBRATIONS

Kick-off Celebration: Friday, January 12, 2024 @ 6:00 pm

Closing Celebration: Friday, February 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Make 2024 the year that you explore food and nutrition in a nu way! Improve the overall quality of your life, discover ways to eat clean and how to do it cost effectively, and cultivate a better relationship with self and food.

Investment:

$149 early-bird until December 31, 2023

$199 after January 1, 2024

Total cost includes enrollment in program and workbook.  Can't attend all session days? No problem! Join us when you can! Tuesday sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend. 

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