Rebuilding and Reimagining a Whole Self and Community

A Pre-Conference Intensive with the Race & Equity in Yoga Consortium

October 14, 2021  |  11:30 am-3:30 pm Pacific // 2:30-6:30 pm Eastern

Join Amina Naru, Colin Lieu, Michelle Cassandra Johnson, Lakshmi Nair, and Dr. Terry Harris for a FREE pre-conference intensive that offers an opportunity to reflect on and challenge the ideas around race and equity in yoga.


This FREE 4-hour intensive will officially kick off our upcoming Accessible Yoga Conference Online, October 14-17, 2021. A recording of the live event will be provided to those who are registered for the Accessible Yoga Conference Online. Closed captioning available.

This four-hour session is just one step toward rebuilding and maintaining a sense of wholeness in a world of loss, grief, and damaged hope.

As a whole group and within affinity spaces, we will interrogate the impact of whiteness in yoga, which has increasingly become part of a tradition, practice, and language that Black, Indigengous and People of Color use to reinforce and define self-identity and community. At a time when the fear, exhaustion and grief of BIPOC folks are on public display more than ever, we explore different ways self-care and self-resourcing can encourage a sense of release, empowerment, and interconnectedness. 

What to expect from this intensive:

In this interactive and community-building experience, we will start with grounding and breathwork before moving into breakout rooms that allow all of us to be heard and to respond to a timely question.

Then, as a community we’ll experience a gentle restorative practice, followed by a special keynote on grief from Michelle Cassandra Johnson.

Finally, we will have an opportunity to meet again in breakout groups to debrief and support each other in self-resourcing before our closing circle.

Register for the Pre-Conference Intensive

This event is FREE and open to the public. You do not need to be registered for the Accessible Yoga Conference Online to attend. However, if you're already registered for the conference, you have already been automatically signed up for this event as part of your conference registration.

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