On Texas Time: Davina Davidson, Founder of the Melanin Yoga Project

On Texas Time: Davina Davidson, Founder of the Melanin Yoga Project

On-texas-time-yoga-Davina-DavidsonWhen Davina Davidson was teaching math at a north Houston middle school, her eighth-grade students often struggled to focus. So Davidson, who taught yoga on the side, started leading them in simple breathing exercises and stretches at the start of class. “Their behavior changed,” she remembers. “They started to be more relaxed, more thoughtful.” Parents began asking her what had led to the positive changes they observed in their kids; when Davidson explained, the adults asked for yoga classes too. “But the reality was that in the lower-income communities that I was working with, which were predominately Hispanic or African American, they didn’t have transportation to go into the city to take my class,” she says. Many couldn’t afford to pay $20 or more for…View Original Post

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