MY VILLAGE YOGA (MVY) was founded on the idea that the benefits of yoga should be shared with everyone throughout the Cleveland community, regardless of age, body type, race, religion, or fitness level.
A certified yoga instructor since 2014, MY VILLAGE YOGA’s Founder, Kimberly Archibald Russell, began practicing prenatal yoga in 2000. As principal yoga instructor, Kimberly specializes in adapting yoga poses and sequences to provide an enjoyable and beneficial experience for men, women and children of any body type, age or flexibility level.
MY VILLAGE YOGA focuses on the primary benefits of regular yoga practice including improved overall health, increased strength, flexibility and balance throughout the life cycle.
In the early years of her yoga practice, Kimberly rarely saw people of color at the studios around Cleveland. It was then that her dream was born, to teach yoga in her Cleveland neighborhood. That dream is now a reality.
MY VILLAGE YOGA offers 5 FREE KARMA classes weekly:
10:30am Mondays-St. Philip Neri Family Center (Chair)
6:00pm Tuesdays&Thursdays Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center (All Levels)
10:30am Saturdays-Rice Library branch (All Levels) taught by Vonita Burke
12:30pm Saturdays-PNC Fairfax Connection (Beginner)
As Kimberly introduces yoga to new populations, she reiterates that yoga isn’t just about the poses. Your yoga experience will be unique to your body and your life experiences.
MY VILLAGE YOGA has worked with the following Cleveland agencies:
Antioch Baptist Church, Family Health & Wellness, Angela Vannoy, Wellness Chair
RTA Health Fairs, Rhonda Branche, Benefits Manager
Lexington Bell Community Center, LuAnne Peters, Director
Shaker Blvd Day Care, Sharita Perry, Teacher
CEOGC, Gayle Powell, Teacher
Making A Difference, Angela Flowers, Founder
MOTTEP High School Program/Cleveland Dialysis Centers, Linda Kimble, Director
CMSD/ZenWorks Yoga, Sonya Patel, Founder
Garden Valley Neighborhood House, Janice Ridgeway, Program Director
NEON Health Services Inc., Cynthia Berry Penny, Employee Wellness Coordinator
Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. branch, Toni Parks, Manager
Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cheryl Vance Thomas, Women's Ministry Chair
Cleveland Foundation, Jaelen Hollinger, Human Resources
St. Philip Neri Family Center, Autumn Winfield, Director of Operations
McGregor Home, Kisha Flonnory, Activities Director
Black Child Development Institute, Gloria Blevins, Cleveland Chapter President
Birthing Beautiful Communities, Ti’Jai Monroe, Program Coordinator
Women In Transition, Program at Cuyahoga Community College, Kendra Willis, Program Administrator
Black Diamonds Cleveland, Linda Lanier, Conference Chair
Greater Cleveland MomsFirst, Natalie Clark, Employee Wellness
Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Molly DeBrosse, Client Services and Community Manager
University Settlement, Allison Woods, Adult Wellness Program Manager
MY VILLAGE YOGA has offered FREE programs since 2014 at the following locations:
PNC Fairfax Connection, 8220 Carnegie Ave., Felecia Davis, Program Director
Thurgood Marshall Rec Ctr, 8611 Hough Ave., David Washington, Center Manager