Join us in a 3-hour workshop exploring Power, Privilege and Personal Responsibility in Yoga, designed for yoga teachers, practitioners, and studio owners. This workshop provides an introduction to foundational social justice concepts and will illuminate the connection between social justice activism and yoga; ultimately reminding us that yoga is a practice of both personal and collective liberation — it always has been and it always will be.
In this workshop you will learn:
- Demetria’s step-by-step method for creating inclusive yoga spaces and experiences for all common (and uncommon) barriers that marginalized communities face when coming to and participating in a yoga class (and how you can use your power and privilege to tear these barriers down;
- The difference between equity and equality and how to create equity in your yoga offerings;
- How to navigate the tension between the spiritual truth of oneness and the very tangible reality of difference;
- How to take the sting off of facing your privilege and release the guilt associated with it;
- How yoga can be used as a tool for resistance, liberation, and justice; and much more.
Demetria Jackson is an Educator, Yoga & Meditation Teacher and Womxn’s Liberation Coach based in Toronto. As an Educator and one of the faces of a new generation of inclusive, trauma-informed body positive yoga teachers, Demetria is passionate about creating sacred spaces where people of all genders, ethnicities, sizes and abilities can feel safe, at home in, and at peace with their bodies on and off the mat. She trains yoga teachers, practitioners and studio owners how to create safe, accessible, equitable, and inclusive wellness spaces by decentering privilege, redistributing power, and embracing personal responsibility. To learn more about Demetria, visit www.demetriajackson.com.
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Cost: $45 plus HST for in-person, $30 plus HST via Zoom
Financial consideration will be given for any who need it, especially to those who identity as BIPOC and LGBTQ* or as belonging to another marginalized group. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.