Founder of POSH Yoga
Amina Naru, ERYT, YACEP
Amina Naru is the founder of Posh Yoga, Co-founder of Retreat to Spirit, a Usui reiki master, trauma-sensitive yoga instructor, and chair of the Race and Equity Consortium in Yoga, with a specialty in providing yoga and mindfulness programs to incarcerated youth and adults. Amina is an active member on the board of directors for the international nonprofit, Accessible Yoga Association and serves on the board of directors for Bmore Empowered INC, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and girls of color through mindfulness and entrepreneurship in Baltimore City, Maryland.
She is the former executive director of the national nonprofit organization, Yoga Service Council, and served three terms as secretary for the YSC Board of Directors. Amina is a contributing author to the books Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans (YSC/Omega, 2016) and Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System (YSC/Omega, 2017). She worked as the project manager and contributor for Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma (Handspring 2020) and the Best Practices for Yoga with People in Addictions and Recovery Symposium at the Omega Institute. She also served as Executive Director of the nonprofit Empowered Community in Wilmington, DE, and is the first black woman to implement curriculum-based yoga and mindfulness programs for juvenile detention centers in the state of Delaware.
Amina has been featured in the books Yoga Revolution by Jivana Heyman, Yoga Radicals by Allie Middleton, and Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma, by Dr. Gail Parker. She has also been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Therapy Today, and the J. Brown and Yoga Alliance podcasts. Amina Naru’s yoga service work is deeply informed by her studies with master teachers Johnny Gillespie of Empowered Yoga, James Fox of Prison Yoga Project, B.K. Bose of the Niroga Institute, Nikki Myers of Y12SR, and Jennifer Cohen Harper of Little Flower Yoga.
Classes & Workshops
Learn to Listen to Your Body
Retreat To Spirit
Yoga Service Training Workshop
From the Heart:
This workshop will help each you develop the tools to live in truth and authenticity. Discover your wealth, prime your health, and cultivate a spiritual lifestyle. Uncover happiness, peace, ease, and calm to sustain you in today's fast-paced and hectic society. Initiate self-healing and renew healthy self-esteem. Invoke the spirit of the divine feminine and learn to live within dynamic vibrational balance with the flow of the Universe.
Are you looking to start a yoga program within your community or have a specific population (veterans, schools, detention centers, families, caregivers) and don't know where to start or how to do it?
• Creating a program
• Teaching & Curriculum
• Building relationships
• Working with trauma
• Cultural awareness
• This workshop will help maximize the effectiveness, sustainability, and impact of those working to make yoga and mindfulness equally accessible to all and those interested.
A Compassionate Approach to Leadership
Whether you are the director of an organization or running your own yoga service business, this intensive will help you-
• Identify strengths and challenges
• Cultivate relationships
• Navigate staff and volunteers
• Strategize short and long-term goals
• Uncover what gets in the way
• Explore feelings around leadership, spirit, and purpose
So your thinking about leaving? Growing apart? Think it may be worth working on? The paradigm of relationships in this new age has shifted. Divorce and separation has become an epidemic in western society which deserves our collective attention to begin the healing of not only ourselves, but also our communities. Wether married, in a relationship, separated or divorced, this is for you!
The workshop will help you learn tools and skills for
• Cultivating conscious relationships
• Healing through separation
• Navigating irreconcilable differences
• Creating Happiness
• Spiritual growth spurts
• Ending relationships with integrity
This is different and IN YOUR FACE REAL.
Make the best decision for yourself and your family.