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AYA Monthly Program September: Bundle (Community)

All 3 of the following Accessible Yoga Association Monthly Program events are included in this bundle.

Captioned replays available for registrants.


Embrace Yoga’s Roots with Susanna Barkataki

Friday September 10th, 2021
1pm-2pm PDT | 4pm-5pm EDT

In this workshop we cover the history of colonization and oppression, cultural issues, cultural appropriation, modern day segregation in yoga, allyship and accompliceship, and explore concrete tools for how to create inclusion and unity.

In this immersive workshop, for practitioners, teachers and students of yoga, Susanna Barkataki will guide participants on a rich cultural journey into the roots of yoga, breakdown trauma, colonization and oppression and invite participants into skill-building for inclusion and diversity.

In a blend of practice, meditation, reflection, lecture and discussion, this training will share authentic, embodied, powerful and inspirational tools for the heart and depth of yoga's roots.


Boundless Yoga with Divya Balakrishnan

Wednesday September 22nd, 2021
2:30pm-3:30pm PDT | 5:30pm-6:30pm EDT

As a technology, Yoga has infinite layers operating independently and in tandem to help the practitioner realize their ‘dharma’, or ultimate purpose. When we dare to go beyond the mechanical movements and surrender to Yoga as a state of being, we become boundless.

Join Divya in this class diving into the traditional Surya Namaskar sequence and uncovering the lesser known elements of mantra, storytelling and the zodiac.

Recommended props: Mat, any props that generally make you feel supported in your practice, water



Tuesday September 28th, 2021
11am-12:30pm PDT | 2pm-3:30pm EDT | 7pm-8:30pm BST

Join expert teachers Sheena Sood, Aarti Inamdar, Simran Uppal and host Anjali Rao, who will share their knowledge and experience of yoga as a daily living practice and cultural practice, beyond just the physical postures. Our presenters will discuss cultural appropriation and the resulting harm, as well as anti-caste, anti-sectarian, liberatory approaches to yoga practice from South Asia and beyond.

As part of this discussion, we will invite you to ask questions, share your own work and wisdom, and network with other yoga teachers and organizations whose work centers a decolonized approach to yoga.

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