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June Intensives Week 2: Bridging Yoga & Social Change- A New Paradigm Skills Set

  • Shiva Shack 1942 North Leavitt Street Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

How often do we say we wish to do more volunteer teaching out of the yoga studio but don’t feel equipped to tackle the challenges of cultural differences and intersectional inequality?  This workshop will delve into basic cultural competencies for engaging yoga in community settings.  Beginning with one’s own foundation practice, the workshop will explore communication, conflict resolution and listening skills that enable yoga facilitators to be effective leaders.  We will align ourselves with a New Paradigm Skills Set- a toolkit for self-discovery and community building. Join us for an immersion in transformational learning!

 Activities will include:

  • Community Ritual for Processing

  • Introduction to Language of Feelings and Deep Listening

  • Experience Peace Circle/Community Conflict Resolution Format

  • Self-Care for Activists

  • Exploration of Engagement Learning

  • Defining Personal Ethics/Moral Compass

  • Developing Cultural Awareness and Demystifying Cultural Appropriation

  • Discussion of Intersection of Yogic Theory and Current Cultural Paradigm Shift

This course is for certified yoga and meditation teachers and anyone who uses or wishes to use yoga/meditation/mindfulness as a tool for community building or activism.