Mission

“There is a deep wisdom within our flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.” -James Baldwin

Akoma is a project of heart and passion, birthed from the imagination of its founder, Dominique ; It’s sole purpose is to create spaces that inspire interpersonal wellness, community reconciliation, and creativity.

Akoma’s vision is to foster community spaces anchored in the radical healing and cultural nourishment of racially marginalized peoples.

Akoma’s mission is to promote thriving communities through programs that are culturally enriching, community centered, and healing centered.

 

 

 

Soul, Beats, & Rhythm Vinyasa Yoga

Join me in Ann Arbor, MI for Akoma’s Soul, Beats, and Rhythm Vinyasa Yoga. Morning, afternoon, and evening yoga classes for black and brown yogis. Classes will be lead through an energetic flow to the vibrant sounds of R&B, Afrobeat, Soca, Hip Hop, and more. Prepare to sweat as you make your way through postures to strengthen, ground, and detox. Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and hand towel (to dab with).

Dominique is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200).

Book classes via the Yoga tab listed under The Community.

 About Akoma

Akoma is an Adrinkra word and symbol that means to have heart and patience. Adinkra is a traditional language of Ghanaian origin. These symbols—based on nonfigurative shapes, plant life, human-made objects, the human body, and animals—also derive meaning from proverbs (Zeleza, 2009).

Dominique choose to name her organization Akoma, because heart and patience led her to initiate this work. Learn more about her journey to creating Akoma here.

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About the Founder

At the age of 5, Dominique taught herself the important work of creative authorship. With a keen eye, she studied and drew the figures of those around her and invited these explorations to foster her current enthrallment and appreciation of art. Drawing offered her at the earliest stages of her life, the affirmation that she held a power to imagine and create something beautiful. Continue reading “About the Founder”