Afro Flow Yoga Dances Into Diversity
It might seem that combining yoga, often satirized as exercise for the elite, and dances of the African diaspora, which generally have more community-centric roots, are an unlikely mix. Yet Leslie Salmon Jones, an Ailey-School-trained dancer, has artfully mixed the two in Afro Flow Yoga, a unique yoga-meets-dance class set to live African percussion and music at The Dance Complex in Cambridge.
Salmon Jones, now a vibrant and beautiful health and wellness coach (among many other interrelated social and artistic fortes), notes that participants have probed whether the class is a “black or a white thing.” Still, she maintains that the two practices, when bridged together at their roots can unite harmoniously, create artistic appeal and act as vehicles for individual and social change.
Leslie Salmon Jones leads an Afro Flow Yoga class on the Arise and Shine morning show with Rain Pryor in New York.
Afro Flow Yoga was featured in the May 2014 issue of Yoga Journal. View the Yoga Journal Article here.
Yogapreneur Leslie Salmon Jones discusses her unique blend of African spirituality, yogic principals and the freedom of movement.
by Suncear Scretchen Posted: September 24, 2012
Leslie Salmon Jones is equal parts passion and Zen. That dichotomy is present not only in her personality but in her yoga business, Afro-Flow Yoga – a fusion of enthusiastic live drums African dance and calming yoga. Salmon Jones has been in the yoga game since her days training as a dancer at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where she experienced the connection between the two forms of movement. Full article
Afro Flow Yoga was featured in an article on Yoga Journal, Afro Flow Yoga Celebrates Diversity.
Yoga touts benefits for people from all walks of life, and yet there’s an lack of diversity in many yoga classes. This is one thing yoga teacher and professional dancer Leslie Salmon Jones would like to see change. Full article
An article in Exhale magazine spring of 2010, Leslie Salmon Jones discusses the powerful impact of positive mind over matter!
Read the article here: http://www.exhalelifestyle.com/2010-2-1/LeslieSalmonJones.html
Leslie has been featured multiple times in Exhale Magazine–a publication which promotes healthy living–and as their cover model (shown left) in May 2009 issue.
Click here to read “Strength and Purpose” article: http://www.baystatebanner.com/local10-2009-05-28