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.
Four 3-hour live Zoom sessions once weekly. Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28; 5-8pm ET
Video sessions will be recorded and made available to all paid registrants, even those who cannot join live for whatever reason.
Assigned readings and journal reflections in between dates
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.