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ONE

Thousand

Black Male Yoga Initiative Teachers

- Changa Bell, Founder, Chief Yoga Officer & Executive Director, Black Male Yoga Initiative

A bold new way to tackle health inequity:
create holistic health leaders charged
to transform the community.


MISSION
 
BMYI promotes holistic education by
supporting and engaging Black men and boys
to live healthy lives of peace and calm using yoga, mindfulness, and the evidence-based
LifeForce™ Development training
as a means of human development.


The Black Male Yoga Initiative (BMYI) Center is the first of its kind to address the root of
the barriers and diseases in our community to improve the health of Black men by offering advances
in this field of practice and a new set of resources for cultural leadership in the twenty-first century.

Together we are creating an indispensable national resource for programming
to unearth healthy communities at the root through yoga and mindfulness
helping us all because the health of Black men is indeed a key factor in the transformation of society.

 

 

Ubuntu. we are made possible by... 

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BMYI CATALYZES LEADERSHIP IN YOGA

TO TACKLE THE PROBLEMS OF HEALTH INEQUALITY

We... 

 
+ EDUCATE

OUR HEALTH IS OUR HERITAGE
& YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY.

IN COMMUNITY & ONLINE
WE ARE MAKING MOVEMENT,
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION 
ACCESSIBLE WORLDWIDE.

+ ENGAGE

OUR ONE-MAN MISSION
ENGAGES TO TRANSFORM LIVES.

PLEDGE TODAY TO LEARN,
CARE, 
SHARE, SUPPORT & LIVE
FOR THE 
BETTERMENT OF
OURSELVES, OUR 
FAMILY
COMMUNITY.

+ EMPOWER

OUR YOGA TEACHER
TRAINING PROGRAM
MAKES BMYI THE WORLD'S
SCHOOL FOR TRANSFORMING
BLACK MEN & WOMEN TO
ACHIEVE THEIR OPTIMAL HEALTH
WHILE LEARNING TO
EMPOWER OTHERS.

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YOU CAN’T JUST TALK ABOUT FILLING OPPORTUNITY GAPS...

WITHOUT ALSO TALKING ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING,

ESPECIALLY OF [THE] MOST VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE, THEIR PARENTS, AND THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THEY LIVE.

 

OPPORTUNITY IMPACTS HEALTH AND HEALTH IMPACTS OPPORTUNITY.

-- Broderick Johnson

Former Assistant to the President & White House Cabinet Secretary for President Barack Obama

Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force