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Intersectional Yoga Teaching

Trauma-Informed YTT: Intersectional Yoga Teaching

January 30, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - February 13, 2023 @ 8:30 pm

 Intersectional Yoga Teaching with Europa Grace

This module explores intersectionality, which is a framework for understanding how aspects of a person’s social and political identities combine to create different lived experiences. No matter our individual backgrounds, white supremacy culture negatively impacts us all, as it dominates many aspects of our society from education to housing to healing practices like yoga.

To dismantle this toxic culture and the trauma that is a systematic part of its design, we must commit to a process of decoupling our healing from capitalist, hetero-patriarchy, and to teach in an intersectional way. In this training, we’ll go back in time to fetch the true intentions of this ancient healing practice and carry it forth, along with our own personal ancestral practices.

You’ll gain a better understanding of how modern yoga often functions as a tool of oppression (rather than healing), and the ways in which we each play a part in this paradigm. This module will empower you to create more inclusive spaces of healing in your own classrooms. Our time together will include lecture and group discussion, as well as somatic exercises geared toward self-inquiry and ancestral healing.

Schedule:

Monday, January 30th, 5:30pm -8:30pm
Monday, February 6th, 5:30pm -8:30pm
Monday, February 13th, 5:30pm -8:30pm

The Intersectional Yoga Teaching module, taken with the other modules of the Trauma-Informed training, provides 45 Elective Contact Hours in YGSF’s 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training [45 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].

For more information on this program, click here.

Required Reading:

“My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies” by Resmaa Menakem
*Participants must complete Chapters 1-3 prior to the first day of training*

Price:

Tuition is $990 for the 45 hour program. Modules for this program are offered twice a year; you will have a full year to complete all modules for the certificate. Each module can be taken once.

BIPOC & people of non-dominant identities –> Apply for a full-tuition scholarship for this training here.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this training. YGSF Alumni receive 15% off the regular price. Please contact [email protected] to receive your discount.