Amina Naru, coexecutive director of the Yoga Service Council (YSC), is the owner of Posh Yoga in Wilmington, Delaware, and works as a yoga instructor, workshop facilitator, and YSC Best Practices project manager. Naru has served three terms as secretary for the YSC Board and is a contributing author to the books Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans and Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System.
Her professional expertise is in the field of yoga service for juvenile detention centers and adult prisons. She is the first black woman to implement curriculum-based yoga and mindfulness programs for juvenile detention centers in the state of Delaware, with the assistance of the Chief Judge of Family Court, the Honorable Chandlee Khun.
Amina 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, and Jennifer Cohen Harper of Little Flower Yoga.