Kindred Soma Yoga
Yoga that is pain-free, body positive, and for the culture.
Kindred Soma Yoga by Jai Olive is the movement for the culture.
Soma Yoga combines traditional yoga practices, resting and breathing, therapeutic yoga, the re-education of the mind-body connection, holistic medicine (Ayurveda), and shadow work.
Hi! I'm Jazzmine. I started my yoga practice in 2010 and used tools from yoga to reconnect, re-member, and re-balance my physical, mental, and spiritual self. Originally diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 9, I wore a body brace that restricted my movements. Since then, I have suffered chronic muscle fatigue, back spasms, overactive pelvic floor, and lower back pain and stiffness. Practicing Soma Yoga has improved my movements and posture. My body responds well to the practice, and I've gained confidence in understanding and acting on what my body needs most. I found a practice that models many of my core beliefs, centers my identity, and supports me in leading a better life without chronic pain.
Soma Yoga allows us to become aware of patterns in our bodies that cause pain and limit our movement. With greater awareness of these patterns and small, specific movements of the shoulder, torso, pelvis, and spine, we can learn to release chronic muscle tension and increase freedom of movement. SomaYoga empowers you to use various tools to live well.
I am certified in 200-RYT Hatha Yoga of the Himalayan Tradition, and SomaYoga Therapy and was awarded this certification by Yoga North's International SomaYoga Institute in Duluth, Minnesota. I am a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance.
The groups are open to anyone seeking support and center BIPOC experiences in traditions and themes. This space centers and affirms ALL bodies, abilities, beliefs, practices, and healing spectrums.
I've learned some wonderful ways to incorporate movement, restorative practices, and self-reflection in pain-free ways. I can't wait to show you.
Check out open classes this Spring 2023.
Sessions are $10.00 to book.
Additional donations are welcome.
paypal.me/jolive23 or cash app at $Jolive23
Join the Rural Black Doula!
#Movement4theCulture connects culture to the 4 Pillars of Yoga,
Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Diet
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,
it is self-preservation
and that is an act of political warfare.”
-Audre Lorde, a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet
Kindred x Sistars Girl Talk
Every 3rd Sunday Starting February 19th
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
AC Hotel by Marriott Des Moines East Village
This short documentary provides an historical view of how the practice of yoga moved from the East to the West and to the black yoga teachers and practitioners who offer and share this ancient healing system in black and other communities in the United States.
How Black Women Have Historically Used Yoga as a Tool for Healing
"Krishna Kaur, a Black pioneer in Kundalini Yoga highlighted in the piece, attested that by practicing yoga, Black Americans could find amity and restore a sound mind from the centuries of anguish they’ve faced. Kaur believes that the fight for freedom and societal development begins with yoga: "The revolution is really one of the mind. Blacks have got to realize where the power really is. The struggle is not on a physical level. It is on the level of the mind." (WellandGood.com)
Benefits to Shadow Work
“Your Shadow is all of the things, 'positive' and 'negative', that you’ve denied about yourself and hidden beneath the surface of the mask you forgot that you’re wearing.”
― Oli Anderson, Shadow Life: Freedom from Bullshit in an Unreal World