Yoga for the Resistance | 6/10 & 6/17 | Los Angeles, CAMay 19, 2017
How can an integrated yoga practice contribute to our self-care? What is the relationship between self-care, and care for others (i.e. spiritual justice)? How can spiritual justice orient us toward dismantling systems of oppression?
Yoga for the Resistance is a two-part workshop series that will discuss the framework for social action, known as “spiritual justice.” It will offer a space to discuss yoga philosophy, engage in an integrated (asana, pranayama, and meditation) yoga practice, and develop the relationship between yoga and with social justice.
With the new travel bans, the reinforcement of anti-trans urinary segregation, and the step-up of immigration raids, the most vulnerable members of our communities are under attack. In this workshop, we will consider how a yoga practice can help us to remain grounded in the midst of the storm, and provide a framework for social action. Proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), and Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
When: Saturday, June 10th 2-5 p.m. | Saturday, June 17th 2-5 p.m.
Where: Green Tree Yoga & Meditation | 8227 S. Western Ave. | Los Angeles, CA 90047
Investment: Recommended Donation | $25 each, at the door or $40 for both, pre-sale | Space is limited. Purchase your ticket today.
SPONSOR A PARTICIPANT
Sabrina Strings, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research examines how race, sex(uality), and class are inscribed on the body, such that the body itself can be marshaled to maintain social hierarchies. Her articles and essays are featured in venues including Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Feminist Media Studies, Truthout independent news media, and The Feminist Wire. Her forthcoming book, Thin, White, and Saved: Fat Stigma and the Fear of the Big Black Body will be published by NYU press. A 200hr certified yoga teacher, Sabrina teaches dana-based yoga in community centers and community clinics. She is a co-founding editor for Race and Yoga journal, and has co-organized workshops and conferences on spiritual justice throughout California.
Sabrina is also a 200hr certified yoga instructor, and a member of the leadership teams for the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and the Yoga and Social Justice Collaborative. To find out more, visit http://www.piedmontyoga.com/understanding-spiritual-justic