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CE Workshop | Embodied Inclusion: Increasing LGBTQ+ and Body Positive Representation in Yoga, Part 1

with Pooja Virani. This three-part series discusses how to make yoga classes more LGBTQ+ and body positive inclusive by integrating modern social movements and ancient history. Topics explored include, the (mis)representation of LGBTQ+ persons in yoga and society, how this contributes to harm, and the need for greater representation in yoga and community spaces. Stories of LGBTQ+ historical and mythological figures are shared, as well as lessons for the future. Take a critical look at the body positive movement and leave with tools to make yoga safer for LGBTQ+ folx. Part 1 examines the (mis)representation of LGBTQ+ persons in yoga and society.

CE Workshop | From Doing Yoga to Being Yoga, Part 1

with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Barrie Risman (E-RYT 500, YACEP). We can "do" yoga for years, but it's only when we infuse our practice with the wisdom of its traditions and adapt it to the ups and downs of our daily lives that we become attuned to the potency of yoga's transformative power. International speaker, activist, and yoga teacher Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and best-selling author and yoga teacher Barrie Risman share on how to unlock greater meaning and depth in your yoga practice and teaching. Let’s explore together what happens when we let yoga take the helm. Part 1 focuses on intention and the power of centering.

CE Workshop | Yoga Ethics and South Asian Alternatives, Part 2

with Dr. Shyam Ranganathan (E-RYT 500, YACEP, MA, MA). This three-part workshop explores how yoga ethics may not be what many have come to expect in a Westernized world. Explore how yoga is a basic ethical theory that rivals familiar theories present in South Asia and the West, and how asana was not primarily a physical practice, but rather a philosophical exercise of ethics. Consider how colonialism continues to marginalize yoga ethics in contemporary discourse and make room for non-colonized yoga ethics. Part 2 focuses on yoga ethics and South Asian Alternatives.

CE Workshop | From Doing Yoga to Being Yoga, Part 2

with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Barrie Risman (E-RYT 500, YACEP). We can "do" yoga for years, but it's only when we infuse our practice with the wisdom of its traditions and adapt it to the ups and downs of our daily lives that we become attuned to the potency of yoga's transformative power. International speaker, activist, and yoga teacher Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and best-selling author and yoga teacher Barrie Risman share on how to unlock greater meaning and depth in your yoga practice and teaching. Let’s explore together what happens when we let yoga take the helm. Part 2 focuses on the thread of breath and the power of Savasana and closing.

CE Workshop | Embodied Inclusion: Increasing LGBTQ+ and Body Positive Representation in Yoga, Part 2

with Pooja Virani. This three-part series discusses how to make yoga classes more LGBTQ+ and body positive inclusive by integrating modern social movements and ancient history. Topics explored include, the (mis)representation of LGBTQ+ persons in yoga and society, how this contributes to harm, and the need for greater representation in yoga and community spaces. Stories of LGBTQ+ historical and mythological figures are shared, as well as their lessons for the future. Take a critical look at the body positive movement and leave with tools to make yoga safer for LGBTQ+ folx. Part 2 explores stories of LGBTQ+ historical and mythological figures and learn the lessons they provide for the future.

CE Workshop | From Doing Yoga to Being Yoga, Part 3

with Dianne Bondy (E-RYT 500), Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Kate Herrera Jenkins (E-RYT 500), Bhaskar Goswami, Barrie Risman (E-RYT 500, YACEP), and Daniel Sannito (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP).  We can "do" yoga for years, but it's only when we infuse our practice with the wisdom of its traditions and adapt it to the ups and downs of our daily lives that we become attuned to the potency of yoga's transformative power. International speaker, activist, and yoga teacher Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and best-selling author and yoga teacher Barrie Risman share on how to unlock greater meaning and depth in your yoga practice and teaching. Let’s explore together what happens when we let yoga take the helm. Part 3 focuses on the power of community.

CE Workshop | Aging with Balance Through Yoga: Working with the Elderly by Strengthening Six Anti-Gravity Muscles, Part 1

with Laura Staton. Six anti-gravity muscle groups are strongly used in yoga practice and become even more essential to focus on when working with an aging population. Engagement of these muscles increases postural control and decreases the risk of falls by allowing for greater neck range of motion and peripheral vision. Learn how utilizing and strengthening these muscle groups is essential to improving posture, core support, and head positioning.

CE Workshop | Yoga Ethics and Activism, Part 3

with Dr. Shyam Ranganathan (E-RYT 500, YACEP, MA, MA). This three-part workshop explores how yoga ethics may not be what many have come to expect in a Westernized world. Explore how yoga is a basic ethical theory that rivals familiar theories present in South Asia and the West, and how asana was not primarily a physical practice, but rather a philosophical exercise of ethics. Consider how colonialism continues to marginalize yoga ethics in contemporary discourse and make room for non-colonized yoga ethics. Part 3 focuses on yoga ethics and activism.

CE Workshop | How to Stand Out as a Yoga Teacher

with Dr. John Cottrell (E-RYT 500, YACEP), Sheri Fisher (E-RYT 200, YACEP), and Allison Rissel (E-RYT 500, YACEP, IAYT). Looking to stand out as a yoga teacher? Come learn the Five Pillars of Powerful Teaching: Communication, Character, Connection, Commitment, and Consideration. This workshop helps facilitate how to build exceptional yoga classes to boost your following, no matter how much experience you have.

CE Workshop | Embodied Inclusion: Increasing LGBTQ+ and Body Positive Representation in Yoga, Part 3

with Pooja Virani. This three-part series discusses how to make yoga classes more LGBTQ+ and body positive inclusive by integrating modern social movements and ancient history. Topics explored include, the (mis)representation of LGBTQ+ persons in yoga and society, how this contributes to harm, and the need for greater representation in yoga and community spaces. Stories of LGBTQ+ historical and mythological figures are shared, as well as their lessons for the future. Take a critical look at the body positive movement and leave with tools to make yoga safer for LGBTQ+ folx. Part 3 takes a critical look at the body positive movement and explores how to make yoga spaces more welcoming of people of all sizes.

CE Workshop | Aging with Balance Through Yoga: Fall Prevention, Balance Training, and Transfers for the Aging Population, Part 2

with Laura Staton (C-IAYT). In an older population, it is imperative to improve balance to decrease the risk of falls, which are common in day-to-day activities such as standing up from a chair, getting out of bed, or using the bathroom. Explore balance training strategies through occupational therapy and yoga therapy techniques and learn safe transfer techniques that strengthen the body and help prevent falls.

CE Workshop | Object-Driven Meditation and Social Action

with Christopher Rzigalinski (RYT 200). Yoga scholar, practitioner, and museologist Christopher Rzigalinski invites us to reconsider how we relate to the material day-to-day world. Discuss how social and environmental injustices are linked to histories of Western thought, resulting in social and political tensions that haunt us today. In addition, explore cultivating spiritual activism and turning intention into action with a guided object-driven meditation practice. This workshop empowers us to begin the collaboration and community-building needed for sustainable change.