•BLK PEARL•

Black • Brown • Indigenous • Trans • Queer

BLK Pearl offers ‘Trap Yoga’ classes for Yoga Unbound Scholarship

by ALYX CHANDLER

On the third Tuesday of every month, yoga instructor Tori Wolfe-Sisson builds the Birmingham community through self-care, exercise and sounds curated by BLK Alchemy at the reoccurring Trap Yoga event, which is a yoga class with trap music.

For each session, located at the Hub in Southside at 2217 Sixth Ave. S., there is a sliding scale fee of $1-20. A limited number of mats and props are provided, though it is encouraged that participants bring their own. Half of the profits from the class is donated to the Yoga Unbound Scholarship Programs, which fund class passes at the Birmingham Yoga and Yoga Teacher Training Programs for people of color. 

Yoga Unbound is a Birmingham-based program committed to “removing the barriers between marginalized communities and their access to yoga,” according to their website.

BLK Pearl is an organization that empowers and connects black, brown, indigenous, transgender and queer women living with poverty in the South and other parts of the globe. The class is open to all, and cultural humility is the most important component. 

For more information on BLK Pearl, go to blkpearl.org. To learn more about Yoga Unbound, go to yogaunbound.org.