I am a Rastafarian women who practices Kemetic yoga. I was certified by Neter Aunkh Aakhu in Tjef Neteru Sema Paut which translates to “Movements of the Gods and Goddesses”. I call my personal practice Prayer in Motion as I focus on the Triunity of man. Evenly bringing awareness and alignment to the Mind, body and spirit while doing this ancient Egyptian practice.
Alana DaCosta is a mother of two, Educator, Mental Health counselor, interdisciplinary artist andcreative community builder. Alana has practiced hot yoga for a little over 15 years and completed her200-training with Jodi Weiner of Yoga Journey and says her practice has helped her find the love,balance, abundance and peace within; especially in times of the stress and chaos of life’s journey. Alanaworks with several non-profit agencies to help reconnect and strengthen diverse communities throughthe development and implementation of creative arts initiatives, healing arts workshops and communityyoga sessions such has Black Moon Yoga and Inspire YOGA 101. “Yoga allows us to be present, awareand free to simply breathe and re-define our I am statements, “says Alana, a graduate of HowardUniversity and Nova Southeastern University, with a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Mental HealthCounseling. Alana also facilitates KR8TiVE Uprising healing arts sessions infused with visualization,creating, asanas, prana exercises and incorporates the healing powers of mudras, voice and sound.Additionally, Alana also completed a 15 hour trauma-informed outreach training with ConnectionCoalition and works in collaboration with youth organizations to provide access to tools that help calmthe nervous system and allow better decision making through the exploration and practice of yoga,mindfulness and meditation. One of Alana’s missions as a creative community builder is to deepen herown yoga practice in order to better serve, recharge and reconnect people within marginalizedcommunities through the exploration of the healing arts of yoga, music, visual arts and poetry.
Kemetic Yoga Instructor
Meet Joa-nambi, born and raised in the twin island ofTrinidad and Tobago. She migrated to the U.S in 2005. With prior experience in healthcare from
Trinidad, Joa-nambi advanced her skills in both dental and medical fields in New York and Florida,
unsatisfied with allopathic medicine’s inability to really “cure” dis-ease, she discovered her calling for
true health and wellness. Presently earning a bachelor's degree in Alternative Medicine. It was no
coincidence that yoga became a path on her journey. Joa-nambi was trained and certified in Kemetic
Yoga, by Yoga Skills Kemetic Yoga Master, Yirser Ra Hotep. With Rule of Four Breathing and Geometric
progression, Joa-nambi will guide you through this very Unique ,Ancient, Egyptian African style yoga,
with physical movements, and postures, combined with controlled deep breathing and meditation that
creates alignment of the spinal column and corrects defects in the skeletal muscular system in order to
relieve stress, increase blood circulation, nutrient and oxygen supply to vital body systems, and allow
internal life force energy and cerebral spinal fluid to flow more efficiently and abundantly throughout
the entire body.
Joa-nambi’s spiritual journey as a care giver and healer
found that yoga helps to realign the body, mind and spirit. The Rule of Four breathing technique is in
complete alignment with the way energy moves in the body, helps to clear the mind and allowing the
precise and efficient circulation of the energy. With a clear mind and a relaxed body, the state of
meditation is achieved the spirit is made serene creating harmony. In this state the human body or
temple creates an atmosphere in which healing can take place. Joa-nambi’s aim is to combine yoga with
a healthy eating discipline wherein your food is your medicine. Joa-nambi’s holistic approach to healing
is transposed into her Kemetic genre of yoga which is spiritually healing, physically strengthening and
mentally stimulating. Check her out and feel the vibes.