Programa de Empoderamiento Comunitario
FREE ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS FOR THE COMMUNITY!
¡CLASES Y TALLERES GRATUITOS EN LÍNEA PARA LA COMUNIDAD!
Classes are closed. We will come back on Summer 2021.
Las clases están cerradas. Volveremos el verano de 2021
PAST CLASSES - clases pasada
Meet our instructors
Amina-Lydia Vargas was born and raised in Washington, DC of Liberian and Puerto Rican heritage. She started dancing at the age of five with Kankouran West African Dance Company, and then went on to train at The Washington Ballet @THEARC. She continued her pre-professional dance training and graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 2017. After high school, Amina attended Fordham University’s prestigious Alvin Ailey BFA program. She has performed for President Barack Obama, danced in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and alongside the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Now, Amina is a scholarship student at The Ailey School and teaches in the school’s Junior Division program.
Air & Fire Yoga | Instagram: @airefireyoga
The ancient scriptures from India known as the Vedas is where Ayurveda and Yoga are derived from and Osiris was exposed to both from early in his life. His father became a Doctor of Medicine in the Dominican Republic and continued his practice after migrating to the United States; however, he found Ayurveda and decided to switch his practice since he found that orthodox medicine was not actually healing folks.
In a ‘full circle’ kind of way, Osiris Feliz is now a yogi-in-training currently dedicated to the practice of Iyengar Yoga under the mentorship of Lara Warren and Nikki Costello, who are both seasoned Iyengar Yoga instructors. Along with the practice of yoga, Osiris is a martial artist dedicated to the practice and philosophy of Jeet Kune Do and is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt.
Fortify BJJ | Instagram: @fortifybjj
A Puerto Rican raised in the Bronx and a Navy Veteran. Started serving victims as a Sexual Assault Victims advocate for Navy personnel and is currently an advocate for survivors at Pace Women’s Justice Center.
She received her BBA from Pace University and enrolled for MBA at Manhattanville College est Fall 2021.
She is a full-time mother of a 7-year-old boy and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu with over 1500 hrs of live sparing training.
Flexible Steel Garage | Instagram: @gaber0ll
Avid strength and mobility practitioner.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt. Gymnastics. Body Weight Strength Trainer.
Masters in Fine Arts Degree.
Bachelor's in English Degree.