Accessible Yoga Community Forum
Anti-Racism & Yoga
February 16th, 2021 | 11am-1pm Pacific | 2-4pm Eastern
Eligible for 2 CEUs through Yoga Alliance.
Replay will be made available for those who cannot attend live. Captions available.
Join Kelley Palmer, Nico Le Blanc, Terry Harris, and Ericka Harris in discussion about anti-racist work as an essential expression of your yoga practice, on and off the mat. After hearing from the panel, take time to co-learn, share your own work and wisdom, and network with other yoga teachers working towards racial accountability and justice .
Learn & witness what anti-racism looks like in action from our experienced guest presenters.
Build community understanding of our individual and shared roles in dismantling white supremacy.
Learn together and meet other teachers who are integrating anti-racist values in their work.
Meet The Presenters
Kelley Palmer (she/her)
Kelley Nicole Palmer is a black, queer creative and community advocate based in Charlotte NC. Kelley uses the practices and philosophy of yoga to guide her work in creating equitable and sustainable access to wellness for BIPOC. Along with teaching movement, meditation and contemplative practices, Kelley leads retreats, hosts workshops and contributes to multiple teacher training programs. Kelley is a writer and collage artist focusing that work on black liberation, wholeness and healing. Kelley serves as a founding member of The Sanctuary In The CIty, a Charlotte based non-profit that focuses on equitable healing spaces for BIPOC all over the world. Kelley also serves as communications manager for Accessible Yoga and as a trainer for Accessible Yoga Training School.
Nico Le Blanc (they/them)
Passionate Advocate for Marginalized Communities. Artistic Yogini. Sociological Scholar. Creative. Poetic. Disruptive.
Nico identifies as a Black, Queer, Non-Binary, First-Gen child of immigrants from the Caribbean who is navigating life in the peculiar realm of America. Their life's work is in service to under-resourced/marginalized communities with deep emphasis on Black/QPOC communities. As such, they serve as a certified yoga and meditation facilitator, an Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion at NYU, a healer within the Harriet's Apothecary Collective, a sociological scholar, and a Afro-house/Afro-Beat/Deep House DJ.
Nico’s primary focus within all of their work is to create a positive, empowering experience that facilitates vulnerability and healing.
Terry Harris (he/him)
Dr. Terry Harris has been practicing yoga for since 2015. A 200 hour registered yoga instructor, Dr. Harris teaches community based yoga classes as well as school based classes. Dr. Harris connects Black history and storytelling in all of his classes as a reminder of the strength, courage, and wisdom of the contributions of Black people worldwide. In addition to the yoga modality, Dr. Harris incorporates Restorative Justice/Circles to create healing spaces.
Dr. Harris loves to present and share information, and has presented workshops for Yoga Alliance, Accessible Yoga Conference, Black Yoga Teacher Alliance and St. Louis Yoga Week to name a few.
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Ericka Harris (she/her)
St. Louis native, Ericka Harris, 200 RYT, began practicing yoga in 2007 and completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2015. Ericka views yoga as a lifestyle that brings people back to themselves. Oftentimes, the external world can be unsettling, so during the practice of yoga, Ericka places deep emphasis on paying attention to the breath, and she believes it is through this paid attention that awareness is brought to one’s own deep fears, hopes, and joys. It is Ericka’s personal mission to help others take their inner awareness with them into everyday life, in order to help them bring love and brightness to those around them.
Check out The Collective STL.
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