focusing on diversity, guru Tyrone Beverly is redefining both
yoga and the community-building sessions that follow class.
someone who practices yoga. What comes to mind probably is
a white suburban mom in Lululemon tights, not a man who can
lift himself effortlessly into scale pose.
the perception most people have when I talk to them about
yoga," says Stephon Matthews.
I invite them to one of our classes, because we have the most
diverse yoga class in Colorado, and it changes their whole
Matthews also was skeptical about yoga teacher Tyrone Beverly,
a 34-year-old Manual High School graduate who developed Im'Unique,
a yoga program designed to be inclusive and expansive, then
paired the yoga with a post-workout conversation called Breaking
Bread, Breaking Barriers.
up in the neighborhoods where I was raised left me with no
choice but to get involved and do something about the genocide
epidemic that was occurring there," said Beverly, who
is soft-spoken, with clear eyes and a lithe, feline physique.
yoga, Tyrone Beverly embraces diversity, community building