Let’s be honest: You take care of everyone at home. At work you lead your teams beyond every goal and finish line. You strive toward excellence and hold yourself to rigorous standards in your life. You are active in your faith-based community, the school, politics, and social organizations. On the surface, it looks like you have it all and have it all together.
Okay, now let’s be real. You are exhausted, tired, feeling depleted and maybe even resentful because your needs and wants are so far on the back burner you are on edge and about to burn out.
But you are you. The one who makes it happen. You are you. The one who makes it look easy. You are you. The one that holds everything and everything together. When can you be imperfect or even fall apart? Where can you go and feel at ease? What will happen if you pause, rest, or take time for yourself?
You heard that yoga and meditation can help and…
Maybe you’ve tried yoga before and decided it wasn’t “for you” because the teacher couldn’t remember your name. The instructions weren’t clear. It was all about working out and you really needed space to breathe, slow down, and chill.
You tried yoga before but the drive was just completely inconvenient. The class was too full. The teacher’s voice annoyed you. She kept mixing you up with “the other” Black Woman/ Woman of Color who came on Fridays.
You’ve tried yoga before and it just kind of felt irrelevant. Irrelevant music. Irrelevant to your life quotes. The themes and intentions just weren’t “hittin’” or relevant to your needs, wants, concerns, and stresses as a Black woman or Woman of Color in the world.
You’ve tried yoga before. It was in a place with dozens of teachers on roster and zero percent of those dozen looked like you.
You’ve tried yoga online before and felt invisible or like a number and you are not here to feel like that.
You’ve taken livestream classes before and had a question for the teacher. There was no way to access the teacher or get an answer so you said … “never mind.”
You’ve tried yoga before and it made you feel like your body “couldn’t” instead of reminding you of your possibility, beauty, softness, and strength.
You’ve tried yoga before and it left you exhausted and discouraged, like, there was way too much going on in the class.
Or maybe, you’ve never tried yoga before and you are ready, but don’t know where to start.
Either way, you are in the right place.
Welcome to Starshine & Clay : A place for Black Women and Women of Color to restore and rest.
A place where every single class and experience is curated with you and your real life (the one the world sees and the one you keep hidden away) in mind.
A place where every class is thoughtfully planned, mindfully delivered, and designed to meet you where you are while helping you get where you want to be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
A place where high achieving Black Women and Women of Color like you stop waiting to exhale and finally take in a full breath.
A place where smart driven sisters can take a seat and be cared for by the best teachers, guides, and facilitators.
A place where Black Women and Women of Color in leadership can reconnect to and remember to follow their heart.
A place where you can transform your burn out into embers for your glow up.
A place designed to shift you from living and running off fumes to accessing fuel through your practice, rest, self and community care.
Here, you are not not merely included. Your rest and restoration is at the center of every detail.