Spiritual Justice Immersion
Spiritual Justice Immersion January-May 2017
Creating a Spiritual Practice that Builds Community, Compassion,and Resilience in Support of Social Justice Work
Schedule: January 14 & 15, February 11, March 11, April 8, April 22, May13. 1:30-8:30 pm
Rates: Sliding Scale $300-$700
In our newest program, learn to draw upon a deeper well of spiritual strength and intuitive "knowingness" to anchor your work with groups, community and family.
This training will help you build a practice of yoga and meditation that can strengthen your effectiveness in working with social justice values:
- Cultivate awareness and understanding of your unique role in supporting a world that is calling for health and healing.
- In a safe and supportive environment explore your own actions and their consequences, and learn to bring your thoughts, words and actions into greater alignment.
- Practice the skills that will help you to build resilience, gratitude, community and self care as anchors for your justice and healing work.
Whether you are a teacher, advocate, artist, or a health care, wellness or mental health professional, community volunteer, or even if you are searching generally for ways to bring more compassion and justice to your community, there will be something valuable for you in this training.
While this training draws on yoga and Buddhist philosophies and practices, no prior experience in those areas is necessary. As our learning of effective spiritual practice is enriched through diversity, bodies of all sizes, ages, and abilities are welcome and supported.
Faculty for this training includes educators, activists, community leaders and health professionals who apply their understanding of spiritual and yoga practice in all aspects of their lives.
Our immersion consists of practice sessions, tailored and personalized one-on-one and small group discussions, along with study and action-based assignments between scheduled class weekends. Students will also have the opportunity to present their experiences at the 2nd Annual Spiritual Justice Conference in June 3-4 2017 in Berkeley.
Key themes of this unique and timely training include:
Learning Radical Inclusion - Celebrating difference. Valuing other voices, experiences and perceptions as an opportunity to learn, trust and grow.
Each of Us Has a Right to Healing - Undoing exclusionary practices in yoga and other healing modalities, and building respectful access to self care and healing for our communities.
Creating a More Authentic Path - Recognizing cultural appropriation and patriarchy in spiritual practice, and recognizing the importance marginalized voices have to play to effectively heal our communities.
An understanding of Restorative Justice and how it brings healing through accountability, linked fate and reconciliation.
Building our own Courage and Responsibility to become skilled change makers
Developing Fluid and Horizontal, Non-Heirarchical Leadership Practices