Yoga Inclusion: Race, Gender, Size, Ability, and More (Immersion Workshop)
Despite the historic gender equality of Tantra, traditional yoga has been largely based upon – and steeped in –the cultural framework of its birthtime and place. This history brought a legacy of inequity and power imbalance in the realms of gender, caste, and genetics (including race and dis/ability) as Yoga was brought to the US.
This immersion explores this history of Yoga; how the #MeToo and other modern movements have impacted the US Yoga scene; and how Yoga is evolving from this foundation. Students will be offered both the historical information and context, as well as practical tools to be a part of Yoga’s growth in inclusivity & equity.
Trainees will learn:
// why and how to promote inclusivity in the yoga classroom
// the concept of allyship and how this is demonstrated in the role of the yoga teacher – specifically covered will be the topics of what it means to be an ally and different types of allies, and in particular, how that relates to teaching yoga
// how to teach Yoga in a way that honors inclusivity and diversity and honor diversity in race and backgrounds of students
// what tools can be used to create an inclusive classroom though personal teaching methodology: creating community, how to embody resilience and wellbeing, how to incorporate Dharma talks, class theming, appropriate language, and techniques that enable instructors to teach to all bodies
// how to teach to different sizes, ability levels, etc. as it relates to inclusivity and diversity in the yoga classroom, and how use of props, modifications, and variations that support an asana practice that is inclusive to all varying anatomical structures
Fridays 6 – 9 PM Saturdays 9 AM – 6 PM (with a one hour lunch break) Sundays: 9 AM – 1 PM
Anyone is welcome to take workshops a la carte, without enrolling in the 300/500 YTT program. Gain knowledge, deepen your practice, and attend only what interests you! You may register for this workshop below without the application or administrative fees.
However, if you want this workshop to count for CEs and/or towards a 300/500 hour RYT with Yoga Alliance, you need to be enrolled in our program. Click here to confirm your status – or contact us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org // 828.246.6570