Community Yoga

Suggested donation for each session: $6-$10 (cash only)


Yoga 4 A Good Hood  with Rev. Imani Dodley

Beginning January 10th

Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am

Winter Gentle Yoga  with Tricia Shalka

Beginning January 17th

Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm


About the “Yoga 4 A Good Hood” Project

Rev. Imani Dodley was ordained August 20, 2005 and is currently called to serve as the Senior Pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church, in what is considered the “Urban Cluster”. Through the proclamation of the Gospel, public speaking and Yoga, Rev. Dodley works towards helping others heal from shame, learn about forgiveness and loving kindness as a practice, as well as renewal and reconciliation as a church, as a community and as individuals. Her hope here in Rochester, NY is to bring Yoga into the (Neighbor)Hood for the Good!

As she practiced yoga over the years, Rev. Dodley noticed a lack of people of color, of different body abilities and of persons of certain economic backgrounds.  The Yoga 4 A Good Hood (Y4AGH) project is an attempt to make yoga accessible for everyone and begin to address the issues of brokenness, hardship, struggle and abuse that many people experience in their daily lives.

It is her hope that this project will bring peace of mind for all, peace of heart for all and peace of community.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”
— Matthew 5:9


Winter Gentle Yoga with Tricia Shalka

Tricia is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) through Yoga Alliance, and was first introduced to yoga 20 years ago. Since that time, this beautiful practice has nestled itself right up to her soul and has been a blessing of perpetual support and insight. Tricia was initially drawn to yoga as a physical activity, but over time she began to recognize the vastness of this ancient practice as one not just of the body or mind, but rather as a way of being. Tricia is eternally grateful for the gift of yoga in her own life that has sustained her through the many ups and downs of life’s journey, and cherishes the opportunity to share her passion for this powerful practice with others.

Tricia has practiced in a variety of yoga traditions including: hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga, restorative, and yin. She blends these traditions along with her study of pranayama, meditation, and Reiki to hold space for inspiring and nurturing classes that offer students an invitation to explore their own unique potential. She is grateful to the many wise teachers with whom she has studied over the years and sees their inspiration showing up in her teaching and practice.