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Social Justice and Equity in Yoga
Anti-Oppression 101; White Privilege & Allyship; Transgender Competency; Trauma Sensitivity, Consent, & Touch.

(Compulsory)
with Tobias Wiggins

Saturdays
February 15, 22
11:30 – 7pm

15 hours
$375

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In this workshop series you will learn the foundations required to foster an anti-oppressive yoga practice rooted in social justice and social change. We will begin by considering how larger systems of oppression – such as racism, classism, sexism, transphobia, and ableism – all interact to inform each individual’s lived experience both inside and outside yoga spaces. Further, we explore how these intersecting oppressions are normalized, institutionalized, and become invisible. Together we will build tools to reveal and challenge these power dynamics. Issues of privilege, allyship, and how to effectively respond when harm is caused will be emphasized.

After learning these fundamentals in anti-oppression, the class will focus on three specific areas of interest. In the first section, we will examine issues pertaining to white privilege, racism, anti-racist practice, and allyship. This conversation will center specifically upon manifestations of white privilege in yoga communities, including discussions surrounding cultural appropriation.

Secondly, we investigate transgender competency. In this section, teachers will develop a thorough understanding of how to facilitate a safer space for transgender, non-binary, and two spirit people in their classes and studios. We will cover terminology, elaborate upon common negative experiences in yoga studios, and provide tangible strategies for genuine inclusion.

Lastly, we will integrate our knowledge about anti-oppression to consider how trauma-informed yoga can be a form of social justice. Workshop participants will learn different tools for providing trauma-sensitive classes, including practical tools for establishing consent, avoiding triggers, and cultivating a safer container for those with trauma to access healing through mindful movement.

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Workshop and Pre-registered Class Refund Policy
Payment is due upon registration to secure your spot. Once payment has been made, refunds may occur up until 48 hours prior to the start date of the workshop or pre-registered series. No refunds or exchanges will be given within the final 48 hours before a workshop or pre-registered series begins.
There are no refunds or make-up classes for missed classes within a workshop or pre-registered class.

All fees are subject to HST and are in Canadian Dollars.