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At first, yoga for curly-haired women sounds like a marketing gimmick—a way to sell yoga like it's shampoo. In fact, the teachers behind Fort Greene's new Yoga for the Curly Curvy do claim to offer postures that improve individual follicles, but their mission goes way beyond hair care.
As instructor Natalie Cosby explains to the Brooklyn Paper, they're trying to make yoga more diverse. "A lot of ethnic girls are worried about 'sweating out' their hair—it can be a real mental block," she tells the paper. To that end, she offers hair maintenance tips and tricks alongside stretching techniques. The approach seems to be working: 75 people attended the first class.
· Zen and the art of hair maintenance: New yoga class for women with curls [BP]
· Yoga to the Curly Curvy [Facebook]