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BGIO x H&M Self-Care Sunday: New Year, Best You — January 27th, 2019

Happy New Year from the BGIO Team! We’re excited to kick off the new year with our longest running series Self-Care Sunday! Our energy as we ease into the new year is New Year, Best You in collaboration with H&M and with support from our experience partners GT’s Kombucha, and Imperfect Produce we’re cultivating space to be our best selves.

At Black Girl In Om, we create space for women of color to breathe easy. BGIO Self-Care Sunday is the beating heart of our community and we’re proud to be in year four of holding safe, sacred space for all of us to connect, heal, and love individually and collectively.

We’ll be holding space three times this month, with varying themes and programs, we invite you to venture deeper into your wellness journey with an affirming community and guide. Yoga and meditation are always included as an intentional component of the experience.

The theme for January 27th, 2019 is Physical Health. The session begins promptly at 11:00am and ends at 1:00pm.

This session is led by Lauren Ash.

Lauren Ash believes in the power of community, self-acceptance, and radical self-love and centers each of these when guiding yoga. Carrying a 200-hour power yoga training and 200-hour vinyasa yoga training, you can expect an empowering practice emphasizing deeper breath-body-mind awareness and attention to alignment. With a background and passion for music and the arts, she curates thoughtful playlists and emphasizes creative individual expression and play. As the founder of Black Girl In Om, she is proud to hold sacred space for women of color and appreciates every opportunity to guide women just like her through asana as each time deepens her own appreciation for yoga as a tool for healing, growth, and manifestation. An enthusiastic meditator, she also welcomes women to the practice with a special affinity toward mindfulness meditation. Connect with and follow along Lauren’s journey over at and on Instagram and Twitter @hellolaurenash.

A few more notes:

  • BGIO Self-Care Sunday is intended for self-identified women of color. Thank you for honoring our intention.

  • Bring a journal and something to write with!

  • We are BYOM: Bring Your Own Mat.

  • All accessibility and experience levels are welcome.

  • Self-Care Sunday is hosted at REUNION, located at 2557 W. North Ave in Chicago, IL.

  • Pre-registration is required and early registration is encouraged.

  • Have questions? E-mail us at and we’ll get back to you within 48-72 hours.

Please RSVP below if you’d like to attend! And keep your eyes on your inbox for further details a couple of days in advance of our gathering.

Name *
Liability Waiver *
As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. Yoga is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Yoga practice and/or specific poses are not recommended for individuals with certain medical conditions. By signing, I affirm that a licensed physician has verified my good health and physical condition to participate in such a fitness program. In addition, I will make the instructor aware of any medical conditions or physical limitations before class. If I am pregnant, become pregnant, am post-natal or post-surgical, my signature verifies that I have my physician's approval to participate. I also affirm that I alone am responsible to decide whether to practice yoga and participation is at my own risk. I hereby WAIVE AND RELEASE Black Girl In Om, its owners, employees, and instructors from any claim, demand, cause of action of any kind resulting from or related to my participation in the programs offered at the facility. In taking part in the yoga classes, workshops, or other activities through Black Girl In Om, I understand and acknowledge that I am fully responsible for any and all risks, injuries, or damages, known or unknown, which might occur as a result of my participation. I grant permission to Black Girl In Om and its representatives the rights to my photographed image at this event. I understand that my image my be published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. I understand that I will be added to the Black Girl In Om e-mail list. I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its content. I am legally competent to sign and voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above. I consent to opting-in to the Black Girl In Om e-mail list. By selecting the checkbox below, you are signing this agreement electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the equivalent of your manual signature on this Agreement.
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We will hold this intention and affirm it with you before and during the experience.