Origins of Yoga: An Experiential Workshop for People of Color | Los Angeles, CA | 3/12/17

February 9, 2017

The Yoga and Body Image Coalition is proud to host this Yoga in Action workshop as part of a series of lead-up events to the 2nd Annual Yoga and Social Justice Conferece in Berkeley, CA and the 1st Annual Yoga and Social Justice Conference in Los Angeles in partnership with Piedmont Yoga.

In this workshop we will explore the source of yoga as the life force energy that keeps our hearts pulsing in our chests, that gives us access to pleasure, that allows our bodies to heal when they have been broken. Through attention to deepest the impulses of our bodies, we will explore the subtle energy currents that give rise to shapes and form asana.

We will work with stillness and breath, sound and movement. We will begin to restore what has been lost in the process of the commodification and colonization of yogic traditions through our direct experience of the body in practice and by honoring the ancestral wisdom that runs through our veins.

Come, join me on a journey of deep, nourishing surrender. Come and learn from your own body and spirit. Come and enjoy the divine play of union!

This workshop will be a safe space for people of all gender identities/expressions, religions, and sexual orientations. If you have access needs please let me know and I will make appropriate accommodations to the best of my ability.

Date: 3/12/17

Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Sliding scale $35, $65, $105

Location: Yoga Shala West 11271 National Blvd, Suite B, Los Angeles, CA, 90064
enter through parking lot off Sawtelle Blvd



Niralli D’Costa, MA, LMFT (54007) is a holistic psychotherapist and founder of Movement for Awakening (MfA). MfA weaves together sacred movement, deep nature connection, and energy healing for soul level healing and spiritual awakening. Niralli is a lifelong practitioner of yoga and meditation and has been devoted to her tantric path since 2001. For the past 8 years Niralli has worked with people of color, people living with HIV, and the LGBTQIA community in her private practice and community based settings. She is adjunct faculty in JFKU’s Somatic Psychology program, a certified Ecotherapist, and teacher and practitioner of innovative energy healing modality Syntara System.

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