The deeper dive is a continuation of Yoga and Racial justice. This workshop builds on concept of spiritual bypassing and explores how implicit bias and microaggressions impedes the oneness, community building, and connections we seek.
We will work through these topics by becoming present and embodied through asana, pranayama, and meditation. After our practice we will dive deeper in large and small group conversations, self-study, and action steps that we can integrate into our lives and practice.
Yoga is about oneness and how we relate and connect to it. The deeper dive explores the concept of svadhyaya (self study) to explore or discover bias and prejudice we hold that is subconscious. When we are not ready or prepared to face these parts of ourselves we have a tendency to meet them with avoidance. Coming to practice yoga and walking out of the door feeling bliss but not really digging into social issues that impact your community and society as a whole.
Yoga and race are connected for many different reasons but one that stands out is truth. The conversation reveals truth(Satya). This truth could present itself in many different ways. I am a person who has experienced/continues to experience racism in my daily life how does this impact me as a yoga practitioner? I am a yoga practitioner who has had limited/no opportunities to discuss race or racial justice where do I start? I am a yoga practitioner and I want to take action. Regardless of where you are on this journey digging deeper in a safe space and viewing this through a yogic lens can be beneficial to all.