what an opportunity to serve in Southeast. Thurgood Marshall Academy (TMA), located in Historic Anacostia, allowed me the space to give back to the very community that i came from.
TMA is a college preparatory charter high school committed to preparing students for success at the college level, and in our society. http://www.thurgoodmarshallacademy.org/
YOGA is actually offered at TMA! CLEARLY, times have changed. yo, there was no yo-ga, or even charter schools (for that matter) in my hood when i was growing up. all the more reason why i jumped at this opportunity. for me, to "Give Back" is a given, but to "Be With" is what matters most. i've had a lot of fun Being With the students at TMA - and i believe that they've had fun, too... hopefully. in this experience, i've found that the key difference between teaching at Martin Luther King Junior Avenue, SE, & at Potomac Street, NW, is Geography.
i wanna take this moment to thank Ellen Ioanes, a dear friend & former colleague who thought that i would be the best fit to share my (yoga) experience <3 i would also like to thank Michelle Thompson, the Athletic Director at TMA, for all of her support, and for being a good sport (so to speak) when class ends a little late :) finally, i would like to thank the A & B DAY students for Showin' Up, Being A YES, and taking full advantage of Savasana ;)