Amina Naru, E-RYT, YACEP, is the owner of Posh Yoga in Wilmington, Delaware, and cofounder of Retreat to Spirit, a production platform designed to support people who are in spaces of service, leadership, and holistic well-being. Recent past Executive Director of the Yoga Service Council, Naru has served three terms as secretary for the YSC Board and is a contributing author for the books Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans and Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. She is the project manager for Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma and Best Practices for Yoga with People in Addictions and Recovery.
Her professional expertise is in the field of yoga service for communities, juvenile detention centers and adult prisons. She worked as executive director for Empowered Community and is the first African-American woman to implement curriculum-based yoga and mindfulness programs for juvenile detention centers in the state of Delaware.
Naru’s yoga service work is deeply informed by her studies with master teachers Johnny Gillespie of Empowered Yoga, James Fox of Prison Yoga Project, B.K. Bose of the Niroga Institute, Nikki Myers of Y12SR, and Jennifer Cohen Harper of Little Flower Yoga.