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CE Workshop | How to Heal Low Back Pain with Yoga

with Alliane Stricklen (E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT). Enjoy being guided through a restorative yoga class designed to help alleviate sciatic pain and lower back tension. Bring your props as they will be used to help explain the do’s and don’ts of healing sciatica.

Member Benefit Workshop | Benefits for Independents

with Kristen Anderson. Did you know 28% of self-employed Americans cannot save for retirement and millions have no savings? Yoga Alliance partner Catch can help. As a technology startup, learn how Catch combines savings, investments, and insurance for those without employer benefits. Enrollment ends December 15!

CE Workshop | Research on Yoga for Substance Abuse and Addictions

with Kim Weeks (RYS 200, RYS 500, E-RYT 500, YACEP) and Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa. Wellness and yoga research experts define substance abuse and addictions, offer the scientific rationale for how yoga can address risk factors and psychopathology, and provide an overview of published research studies on yoga for substance abuse and addiction prevention and treatment.

CE Workshop | Chair Yoga: Making Asanas Available to All

with Melody Hansen (E-RYT 500, YACEP). Experience a dynamic chair Ananda yoga class made suitable for all ages and body types. This unique workshop includes helpful tips for addressing students with low bone density and other special conditions. Also explore Ananda yoga affirmations to awaken energy and uplift consciousness.

Yoga Alliance Office Hours | EKA Recovery Fund: Teaching for Equity Pilot

with Yoga Alliance's Vice President of Cross-Cultural Advancement Maya Breuer (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and Yoga Alliance Foundation's Kristina Graff. On Facebook Live. Visit our Facebook page to join this event live. Hear from Yoga Alliance and Ivy Child International Leadership about the new "Teaching for Equity" pilot program, which kicks off the Eka Recovery Fund and provides financial support for yoga teachers teaching for little or no pay in historically marginalized communities across the globe. Facebook Live.

CE Workshop | I Don’t See Color…

with Rebekah "Bex" Borucki, Sensei Raven A. Ekundayo, CLC and author Quentin Vennie (E-RYT 200). Founder of BexLife and Blissed In Rebekah "Bex" Borucki, and Sensei Raven A. Ekundayo (CLC) join author Quentin Vennie (E-RYT 200) for part 2 of their discussion "Colorism in and Beyond Yoga." Colorism is defined as the discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same ‘racial’ group on the basis of skin color, and is the result of white supremacy, systemic racism, and a broad misunderstanding and appropriation of black culture. Colorism within yoga continues to create barriers of access for BIPOCs. The intention of this workshop is to educate listeners and viewers on the harmful effects of colorism. By doing so, we begin to create expansive conversations, bringing attention to the variety of people, voices, experiences and expressions of blackness within the culture and subculture of yoga. With good intention we will explore all variations of what it means to be black in yoga. This digital series is intended to open our minds and hearts to the experiences of those who often go unseen, pre-judged, or misunderstood. To not see color is to not see the differences and complexities of the human experience. Through this new series of digital events, Yoga Alliance invites our worldwide community into a space for listening, learning and conversation. When someone says, “I don’t see color,” the intent may be one of non-harming, but the message received can have the effect of bypassing someone else’s trauma or lived experience because it does not look like your own. We are here to share and converse, with the hope that you - the listener - will take these experiences and the information provided for self-reflection. Because life, without empathy, is cruelty.

Master Class | Asana, Pranayama, and Dharana

with Yoga Alliance Board Member Saraswathi Vasudevan (E-RYT 500, YACEP). Experience a simple breath-based asana practice that will follow a certain sequence of preparation, goals, and counterposes followed by pranayama and a short meditative practice. Instructions will be minimal so that you can observe your body, listen to your breath, and experience inner quietness.

CE Workshop

with Natasha Chaoua (RYT 200). Registration details to come.