So far, it’s been a hit with residents, Messam said.
Pat Montague, a runner from Davie, has been twice and plans on going back a third time.
“It was my first time doing yoga,” she said. “I had a really, really good time.”
She also got a kick out of seeing both mayors on their mats, sweating with the rest of the class.
“That’s what made it so fun,” she said. “They were there.”
The classes have attracted a racially diverse crowd, with students as young as 8 and as old as 80, Messam said.
Maya Breuer, president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, says these kind of events help build positive feelings in the community, especially among minorities.
“Everyone can benefit from yoga, but it’s a particularly important practice for people of color,” Maya Breuer, president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, said from Rhode Island. “In these times, we are really struggling with the underbelly of the country. And people of color need to be healthy and strong. We need health and self-awareness.”