Dominique Derbigny Sims, MSW

RYT 200

Dominique is a writer, yogini, and advocate for racial and economic justice. She envisions a future where Black and Brown people are valued, invested-in and thriving. Living in Atlanta, GA, she has spent the past decade working with nonprofit organizations focused on creating a more equitable society and economy. She is energized by nature, books, music and mindfulness.
Dominique has been practicing yoga since 2010 and graduated from Kashi Atlanta’s 200-hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training in 2020. She is deeply moved by the healing power of yoga. As a full-time nonprofit leader, yoga has helped Dominique to sustain in the movement, and she believes that it can significantly benefit other nonprofit, grassroots and community-based leaders and activists. She aims to create a comfortable and accepting yoga experience where students can explore and connect mind, body, breath, and spirit to foster a sense of wholeness.

In 2017 Dominique completed an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, which emphasizes reflection and relaxation through breathing, mindful movement, and meditation. Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement. MBSR can help to mitigate stress and anxiety, and improve concentration, compassion, and overall wellbeing. Dominique integrates mindfulness practices into her Tuesday evening slow flow + mindfulness yoga class.