Soulful Wine Down Yoga Bringing Groups Together During a Pandemic and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Yoga Instructor Brings Virtual Self-Care Party to Essential Communities
International Yoga Day, June 21; Celebration and Virtual Marketplace
New York, NY – May 20, 2020 – The Associated Press reports that based on available state and local data, about a third of US Covid-19 fatalities are of African Americans — although in the areas analyzed, only about 14 percent of the population was African American. An immediate effect of COVID-19 is PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, like a pandemic. For people with PTSD, having lived through such extreme circumstances can lead to a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, sleep, and concentration issues. Karen Taylor Bass, (http://karentaylorbass.com) certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) shares, “People of color are suffering the most from the pandemic. Yoga connects the mind, body, and soul. I have been offering my brand of soulful yoga at no cost to frontline workers and at a reduced rate for others. My community is predisposed to everything, and the pandemic has only made our health and wellness more compromise. If I can provide one hour, few minutes of relaxation via meditation, laughter, and yoga to communities on the front-line via Zoom, Skype, and Google Classroom then that is what I will do.”
International Yoga Day is June 21 and Karen will be partnering with Black Yoga teachers to offer her special complimentary “Soulful Yoga” classes that include meditation, panels, mental health awareness check-in, and virtual marketplace for small business owners. Celebrity Carla Hall, chef, author, and TV personality recently raved about Karen’s Soulful Yoga class and said, “In a word, amazing.”
“Soulful Yoga,” is dedicated to self-care and self-love. Learning to put self-first for preservation. I like to call it a healing yoga party with music. Musical selections vary from jazz, reggae, rhythm and blues, gospel, blue-eyed soul, hip hop, popular music, and more. Soulful Yoga offers a deeper connection to tap into trauma, stress, pain, joy, and love with easy yoga movement and affirmations from the diaspora (India, Africa, Caribbean) with a splash of western influence.”
To learn more about Karen Taylor Bass, International Yoga Day, and Soulful Wine Down Yoga Virtual Self-Care Party, visit her website, http://KarenTaylorBass.com.