How can we disrupt the status quo of urban yoga, and allow the practice to invite us into deeper reflection and grounding?
Madoka‘s relationship to yoga is complicated, because the process of decolonizing a heavily commodified modern yoga practice requires internal work, humility and relentless dedication to challenge the status quo.
After completing her initial 200HR teacher training, she pursued additional trauma-informed yoga training through The Prison Yoga Project, the Niroga Institute, and RISE Yoga for Youth. She is also the co-founder of Kokoro y Mar, an organization that leads yoga and surf retreats for Womxn of Color.
Madoka‘s practice is rooted in injury-prevention, chronic pain management, joint mobility and stabilization work, all while calming the central nervous system. She hopes to create a space where yoga can meet you exactly where you are, and learn to adapt your practice to fit your personal needs.
When she is not practicing yoga, Madoka is either skating, surfing or helping other nonprofits and companies create positive, intentional impact in this world. She volunteers as a surf instructor and Advisory Council member for Brown Girl Surf.
Teacher of Yoga, Mindfulness and Mobility Work. Trauma-informed, based in Ohlone Land (Oakland), CA.