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Currently 2 Opportunities to Uplift your Spirit and Heal through Nzingha Women: Doorway to Healing- Classes being offered to the Community, and Countless More Opportunities, via Classes, Lectures, Seminars and other Events!!

Sis Kavitha

Monday Evenings-Yoga with Sis Kavitha Rao

Weekly meeting with Sis Kavitha Rao. Sis Kavitha was brought up by a mother that infused yoga and Vedic philosophy into growing up. Once out of college Kavitha pursued yoga for herself studying Kundalini, Hatha and Iyengar yoga in India. She has completed a two-year teacher training program with Jonji Provenzano of River Cloud School of Yoga. Kavitha who is a founding member of A Common Fire ( is also a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest, oldest Interfaith Peace organization in the United States, dedicated to the promotion of nonviolent conflict resolution. She leads trainings nationwide for FOR's Peacemaker Training Institute where young adults learn about the philosophy and strategy of nonviolent social change.

Kavitha is a graduate of Be Present's "Gender, Power and Class" National Institute. She was an International Correspondent with the Odyssey's World Trek for two years, reporting from over 30 countries around the world about history, culture, contemporary issues, and grassroots movements for the Odyssey's free educational website, which served over 60,000 K-12 students and 3,000 teachers

Sis Kavitha is the co-author of the forthcoming book for youth From Cape Town to Timbuktu: An African Odyssey. She was previously an apprentice with the Aprovecho Sustainable Living Research Center and a consultant to the Tides Center for non-profit management services. We are so blessed to have this Loving and Compassionate Sister, meeting with us!

Cost: Free Will Donation Accepted

"He Who Learns, Teaches" (Ethiopian Proverb)

African Drum and Dance NEW day and time!

African Dance will begin on Tuesday, April 10th at 6:30pm until 8:30pm at the Family Partnership Center Auditorium, 29 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie. Call for directions and more information, 845-380-9026.

Healing with African Drumming Lessons also available!

Every Tuesday Evening, these African Dance Lessons are with the Great Instructors Jeri Baker and Kazi Oliver! Cost: Only 5 Dollars per student

Kazi Oliver, African Percussionist and Jeri Baker, African Dance Instructor

Click here for Kazi Oliver and Jeri Baker's Website

Wednesday Sacred Circle Meetings

Now Being Held at the Hamilton Community Room, 431 Main Street, Poughkeepsie New York!

*Gatherings here may go a bit longer depending on the programming.

Cost: FREE but Donations are always accepted!

Saturday Program!!

Womb/Belly Dancing with Body Image/Self Esteem Emphasis!

This class will strengthen the part of you that gives birth to a World of Peace, Love and Life.

Sis Keisha Lewis, African Belly Dancer, will be instructing us every Saturday at the Hamilton Community Room 431 Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Gatherings will take place at 12 noon sharp to 2pm.


Kwanzaa Events!

Spiritual Events!

Call Us for More Ideas! If you are Interested in Making our Community a more 'Culturally Aware and Alive' place, please contact us!

A Sacred Place for Women of All Cultures to Dance, Laugh and even Cry!