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UC Irvine Cross Cultural Center 105 Gateway, Irvine CA 92697

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Yoga + Social Justice Conference - LA


Los Angeles, October 21-22

UC Irvine Cross Cultural Center, 105 Gateway, Irvine CA 92697


  • Explore the skills needed to build and sustain communities of healing and support

  • Experience the importance of listening to each other's stories to better understanding our own;

  • to create communities where all bodies are equally heard, seen, and valued

  • Learn how to better work in collaboration for

  • social justice and collective liberation


Presenters:

Leslie Booker

Sabrina Strings

Thalia Gonzales

Zubin Shroff

Sara King

Melanie Klein

Niralli D'Costa

Alli Simon

Leslie Booker

Tria Blu Wakpa

Makha Blu Wakpa

email us at info@piedmontyoga for more details and to receive updates

Weekend Schedule - Saturday


9:30-10:00 am Registration

10 – 11:30 am Opening

Opening blessing with Mujeres de Maiz

Zubin Shroff: Understanding Spiritual Justice and how it supports as as individuals and communities


Workshop Session 111:30 - 1:30 pm

Niralli D’Costa: Awakening the Inner Beloved: An experiential workshop to help you unwind from internalized oppression and connect to the true nature of who you are! Learn body based skills to help you feel the love and support that dwells inside and surrounds you at all times.

Learning to trust our true nature means unlearning the socially constructed narratives that tell us we are less than others and somehow inherently flawed, but how do we unlearn these messages that have been so deeply engrained in our consciousness and experience of ourselves?

Embodied spiritual practice gives us the opportunity to come into the present moment. When we come into the present moment all of the conditioning that keeps us from our true nature begins to emerge.

In this workshop we will explore practices that allow us to work with our relationship to ourselves by cultivating trust in our body’s sensations and impulses. We will explore self love, love between self and other, and love in community.


Alli Simon: Using Yoga + Mindfulness + Self-Care as Resistance

How can I love myself more, even with the world tells me that I am different or not as important as another group of people?

How can I find peace, solitude and connect with my heart, when everything is fighting for my emotions and my attention?

How can I say NO or YES to myself when I'm expected to continue to keep give without having healthy boundaries?

When practiced as a form of SELF-LOVE, Yoga + Meditation + Self Care, can be considered as acts of resistance during trying times.

In this workshop, we will look at these questions and begin to identify ways these self-love modalities can support folks in finding their peace in the midst of societal, personal or emotional chaos.

Not everyone has the emotional capacity or physical ability to show up as protestors or political activist – but practicing yoga, meditation & self-care can be seen as a gentle form of protest that affirms marginalized bodies, creates gentles spaces for minds to get quiet and offers support for healing hearts.

Finding our own personal inner strength gives us power to create our worlds and change society.


Lunch: 11:30 - 2:30 pm


Workshop Session 2: 2:30-5:00 pm


Thalia Gonzalez & Sabrina Strings: Queering Yoga

Sará King: Healing Our Communities and Ourselves: Yoga as Radical-Compassion-In-Action in the Prison Industrial Complex


Day’s closing ceremony 5:00-6:00 pm

Soundbath with Fawntice


Weekend Schedule - Saturday


Workshop session 3, 10:00 -12:00 pm


Leslie Booker (details coming soon)

Tria Blu Wakpa and Makha Blu Wakpa (details coming soon)

Lunch 12 - 1:30 pm


Closing Session 1:30 - 3:30



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