This course was recorded from live Zoom sessions offered in July of 2020. In purchasing this course, you are viewing pre-recorded content. The course is divided into 4 three-hour videos uploaded to Vimeo. Shortly after course registration, you will receive and email with video links and supporting documents (including a digital manual). Assignment will be due to Dr. Danielle Stern for course credit. Within 24 hours of registration, all course information will be provided via email.
Course can be taken at own pace - no time limit for completion.
This module begins with the assumption that white communities, including yoga teachers and practitioners, have contributed to the harm and suffering of Black bodies and communities of color. This assumption does not mean that we have always done so intentionally, but we have stepped in it. If we can hurt, then we can heal. Although this module welcomes all interested parties, we particularly invite white yoga practitioners and teachers to dialogue about race, racism, oppression, and privilege in order to cultivate more inclusive, compassionate experiences on and off the mat. No yoga experience is required to participate. Through this four-part interactive online series, we will discuss racism, systemic anti-Blackness, white privilege, and other necessary topics in the interest of manifesting equity and justice in our yoga communities, neighborhoods, and the rest of the world. A portion of registration fees will be donated to a non-profit organization actively intervening in anti-Black racism.
CEUs for yoga teachers and as well as completed hours for those enrolled in Diane Malaspina’s 500-hour teacher training
Session 1: White privilege and Black communities
Session 2: Deep dive into structural racism
Session 3: Modalities of anti-Blackness
Session 4: Intersectionality and amplifying Black voices
Racism, White Privilege & Black Lives
No Refunds offered on Workshops/Trainings.