How often do we say we wish to do more volunteer teaching out of the yoga studio but don’t feel equipped to tackle the challenges of cultural differences and intersectional inequality? This workshop will delve into basic cultural competencies for engaging yoga in community settings. Beginning with one’s own foundation practice, the workshop will explore communication, conflict resolution and listening skills that enable yoga facilitators to be effective leaders. We will align ourselves with a New Paradigm Skills Set- a toolkit for self-discovery and community building. Join us for an immersion in transformational learning!
Activities will include:
Community Ritual for Processing
Introduction to Language of Feelings and Deep Listening
Experience Peace Circle/Community Conflict Resolution Format
Self-Care for Activists
Exploration of Engagement Learning
Defining Personal Ethics/Moral Compass
Developing Cultural Awareness and Demystifying Cultural Appropriation
Discussion of Intersection of Yogic Theory and Current Cultural Paradigm Shift
This course is for certified yoga and meditation teachers and anyone who uses or wishes to use yoga/meditation/mindfulness as a tool for community building or activism.
You will learn:
Introduction to Non-Violent Communication: Feelings Literacy
Personal Development Practices for Community Activism
Ethics of How to Hold Space for Community Processing
Understanding Non-Linear Forms of Communication for Communities of Color
How to Explore Your Interests, Agreements and Moral Grounding
Yogic Theory of Transformation and Evolution of Self
- Leadership Development- Role of Asking Questions, Listening and Leading from Behind
About the presenter:
Yoli Maya Yeh is a Yoga Therapist (VYASA, Yoga for the Special Child) and an Educator in Comparative Religions and Global Studies (MA Comparative Religious Ethics). Yoli spent twelve years of her young adulthood studying language, yoga, tantra, ayurveda, healing arts and meditation in India. A native of Evanston, IL, she blends her understandings of Indigenous wisdom teachings, mind-body science, yogic discipline, and play into innovative educational programs for all ages and abilities. Her recent teaching adventures in cross-cultural education work took her to Jordan, Israel, India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia with 15-23 year old students challenging themselves to understand what it means to be a Global Citizen. Back at home Yoli can be found teaching History, Civics and Governance for grades 6-12 at Fusion Academy and running her non-profit, LumenKids, fostering personal and leadership development tools for emerging adults in the Chicagoland area. More info at: www.yogawithyoli.com.