Trauma-Informed YTT: Dismantling Cultural Appropriation
March 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dismantling Cultural Appropriation with Harpinder Kaur Mann
In this workshop, guest teacher Harpinder Kaur Mann, co-founder of the Womxn of Color Summit, will discuss, from an Indian-American perspective, the subject of cultural appropriation in the modern yoga world—and the damage that this appropriation can perpetuate. This will be a contemplative space to explore the entanglement between cultural appropriation, colonization, and New Age Spirituality and understand how we, as conscious yoga teachers, can help to dismantle the cultural appropriation of yoga, and learn how to better honor yoga’s roots.
Harpinder will share observations and solutions from her own personal journey, offer space for deep reflection, and lead participants in a short trauma-informed meditation session. By working towards intentionally decolonizing yoga, we embody values of compassion, equanimity, and integrity, which helps release patterns of oppression.
It can also be taken as a part of YGSF’s Trauma-Informed training, which provides 45 hours in YGSF’s 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training [45 Yoga Alliance® CEUs]. For more information on this program, click here.