Together, we will face the truth of our nation's history of racial terror and violence, self reflect on the ways each of us have upheld and perpetuated white supremacy in our lives, and embrace our ability to affect change and dismantle racism, first within ourselves, and then in our families and communities.
Our purpose is to listen to and learn from Black leadership, utilize antiracism tools, resources and yoga philosophy to strategize ways to do less harm, be better co-conspirators to BIPOC and develop ways to move forward with mindful action toward collective liberation.
Once registered, participants will receive soul assignments, which is basically pre-work (books, podcasts, documentaries, etc) to help them get started on building a solid foundation for their personal anti-racism journey.
We invite you to engage in this transformational experience as we delve into these courageous conversations with trip facilitator Stacy Berry.
Stacy Berry (she/her/hers) is a proud daughter of St. Louis. Her family moved to the east coast in 1989. Her journey of working with underserved children began in 1992 while she was a 19-year-old college student. She facilitated an after-school program for Spanish speaking children at a homeless shelter and volunteered in a local elementary school working with students who were reading below grade-level. She began practicing yoga in 2003 and became a yoga teacher in 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 2013, Stacy became the first Black woman in the city of Charlotte to launch a Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour registered yoga school. For nearly three years she supported Dr. Rose LeDay and her team of therapists at Transcend ed by teaching yoga to their clients recovering from disordered eating. During that time, she successfully completed her advanced yoga studies training with Shari Goldstein to become a RYT500. Also in 2015, Stacy trained in Philadelphia with Dr. Melody Moore of Embody Love Movement, a female empowerment non-profit for adolescents and adults.
In 2014 our country was rocked by the St. Louis (Ferguson) murder of Michael Brown. Then in
September 2016 Charlotte was brought to its knees after the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. That same year, Stacy created Yoga Pipeline, a social justice initiative that establishes yoga programs in economically depressed schools around the St. Louis area and contracts other yoga teachers to support her in this important work. Yoga Pipeline also has intentions to launch yoga programs for incarcerated women and girls. She has written a Yoga Alliance approved curriculum for a 300-hour yoga school and plans to open it to the public in 2022.
*Please note that deposits for all Legacy Trips are non-refundable.
This trip is designed for cis and trans womxn of all racial identities, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of womxn, and who want to do the inner work of allowing truth to guide them in their anti-racism journey.
Protecting and honoring Black womxn is our priority. In a dynamic where folx of different racial identities will be confronting and unpacking their racism in the presence of Black womxn, please note that we intentionally and respectfully center, prioritize and defer to the expertise and voices of the Black womxn in the space. This commitment includes intentionality in the execution of all parts of the weekend, and is even reflected in our pricing. Black womxn, please see Discounts Available below.
To receive a needs based, partial scholarship, please see the Discounts Available section below.
The rooms at the Hilton brand hotel we've partnered with are all suites and very spacious.
While meals and snacks are included during the weekend, feel free to bring anything you think you will want or need in regards to your own favorites.
All rooms have a kitchen area that includes a full size refrigerator, microwave, dishes and a dishwasher.
The suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, as well as dining areas and pull-out sofas.
There’s a 24-hour snack shop and a fitness room, as well as a saltwater pool, and a patio with a fire pit.
Deposits for all Legacy Trips are non-refundable. The balance of the total cost of the trip, not including the deposit, is refundable in the event the participant requests in writing to cancel within 30 days from the start of the trip they registered for. If the need to cancel arises, the participant has the option to put whatever monies they have already paid towards an upcoming Legacy Trip during the same calendar year.
We will continue to follow the Covid situation and update our protocols accordingly.
We ask that trip participants provide a negative Covid test within 1-3 days of the first day of the Legacy Trip. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the weekend and we will adhere to all policies of the hotel, memorial and museum.
Hilton HotelsPlease check travel protocols and guidance before traveling. We are committed to providing you a safe and relaxing hotel stay: for information about our initiatives related to COVID, please visit covid.hilton.com. For more information about the evolving local health and safety requirements, please check local governments’ current guidance.
What To Expect During Your Visit (Hilton Hotels)We are committed to providing a safe, enjoyable experience from check-in to check-out. Learn more at Hilton.com/CleanStay. Face coverings may be required. Please contact the hotel for more information.Available: Business Center, Breakfast, Pool.Available but with modified service: Fitness Center.For more information, visit https://www.hilton.com/en/p/what-to-expect/
We have taken steps to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by requiring face masks and requiring temperature checks for all visitors before entry into buildings. We are also reducing total occupancy in the Legacy Museum to 25% of capacity to limit the risk of exposure. All visitors will be provided with hand sanitizer, latex-free gloves, and sanitizing wipes to go through the museum with less risk. We are replacing some exhibits with "no-touch" options for access. We have also installed UV lights to kill bacteria and contaminants in the space on a constant basis. If you have additional questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Womxn Equity Discount
"The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman." In order to offset some financial costs in acknowledgement of the reality as expressed in Brother Malcolm's words, we offer a Black Womxn Equity Discount.
As special guests who are centered on Legacy Trips where our humanity can be celebrated, ALL trans and cis Black women receive $300 off the registration cost by using the code: BLACKWOMXN
Needs Based Discount
Please note that we have 2 partial scholarships available per trip and offered to folx of any racial and gender identity on a needs based, first come, first serve basis. We ask that these codes be reserved for and used by people who have a financial need to pay a lower cost to participate in a Legacy Trip. To receive this discount, at check out, pay the non-refundable deposit and use the code ACCESS to receive $300 off the registration cost. No questions asked.
4pm-6pm Arrival and Check in to hotel
6pm Dinner, Welcome and Introduction (course workbooks are distributed)
7pm Gratitude & Grounding: Meditation, Journaling & Wall of Intentions