Lauren Marmol, a yoga instructor at Moxie Yoga in San Francisco’s Mission District, is taking small but significant steps toward “de-colonizing” the yoga community by creating safe spaces for people of color. Her once-monthly event, “People of Color (POC) Yoga Self Care + Community Building,” aims to provide a healing space for those who may not feel comfortable in most contemporary yoga settings.
Don Wood, a 67-year-old retired tattoo owner of Blue Dragon Tattoo, received his first tattoo at 37 years old. "For people who see me, it can be a distraction, but for me, it's just what I look like," Wood said regarding his "unified" body tattoo.
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Michael "Mike" Cala, a bootcamp teacher and personal trainer at the Village Fitness Center, poses for a portrait on the soccer field at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.