Sacred Justice Workshop Tour
This workshop will illuminate the connections between solidarity work and yoga. With meditation, asana and group discussion we’ll explore dynamics of power and privilege and how these affect the ways we relate to each other and build community. So often we hear the phrase, “we’re all one”, but what does this really mean? How can we come to a grounded understanding of interconnection without glossing over the real differences in our lived experiences and political realities? Perhaps we can use the concepts of community support and solidarity as tools to acknowledge the fundamental sense of union that our yoga practice teaches us to explore and honour. All levels of experience with yoga and social justice activism are welcome.
In Vancouver (un-ceded Coast Salish territories) at Unity Yoga Teahouse
July 7th 1:30 to 4:30
details here: http://unityyoga.ca/events/
In Toronto (Mississauga of New Credit, Huron, and Haudenosaunee territories) at Kula Annex
July 14th 12:00 to 5:00
details here: http://www.mykulatoronto.ca/workshops
In Kitchener at Queen Street Yoga
July 20th 1:00 pm to 4:30
details here: http://queenstreetyoga.com/workshops#justice
In Montreal at Ambaa Yoga
August 3rd 2:00 to 6:00
details here: http://www.ambaayoga.com/events-0
If you don’t see a workshop in your city, or would like to host one in your studio or community space, you can contact us at email@example.com
This workshop is hosted by teachers from Community Yoga Vancouver – check out we’re about at www.communityyogavancouver.com
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Unity: Has non-gendered washrooms. There is a large set of stairs to enter the building and no elevator. There are chairs available if needed and can be used rather than floor seating, though mats, bolsters and pillows are also available. This space is not a scent-free zone.
Kula Annex: Details TBA
Queen Street: Details TBA
Ambaa: The studio is ground level. Essential oils are used in cleaning and it is not a scent free zone. Meditation stools and chairs are available. There is a single washroom.
Andi has been practicing yoga for 7 years and brings a passion for social justice and community building to her teaching. She is a co-creator and founder of Community Yoga Vancouver. She strives to make her classes challenging, accessible, authentic and empowering. All her classes utilize a consent based-approach and encourage students to discover genuine embodiment by honouring their desires, needs and boundaries. She received her 200 hour teaching certification from Mount Madonna in 2011 and has received additional training in yin yoga and trauma sensitive yoga. She is a former student of UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. At the moment she is studying herbalism and learning skills to practice plant spirit medicine. Her writing about yoga and social justice has been published on Elephant Journal, Tikkun Daily, Decolonizing Yoga and in UBC’s Ignite Journal. You can read her pieces and see her updated teaching schedule on her websitewww.moonlitmoth.wordpress.com.
Kandace Dragonfly is a co-creator of Community Yoga Vancouver, they got their start in the yoga world whilst living on the streets of Toronto over a decade ago. Kandace sees yoga as good medicine and received their 200 hour certification from the Salt Spring Center of Yoga in 2012. They have also taken training in Yoga for Street Youth, Mental Health & Addictions, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and Yin. They are committed to creating and holding space for the peoples, sizes and identities most often ignored in main stream (western) yoga communities. Kandace has been involved in social justice movements since about 2006. They have spent time organizing for various struggles incl. g8/20 in ON and the Enbridge Pipeline in BC. Kandace brings to the table a sparkle of authenticity and blunt (yet gentle) honesty. They are an intuitive soul who mindfully treads on the hearts and minds of the students they encounter. You can find some of Kandace’s writing on their blog atwww.fatfemmeyoga.wordpress.com