Trauma-Informed YTT: Intersectional Yoga Teaching (Spring 2024)
March 6, 2024 - March 20, 2024$990
Intersectional Yoga Teaching with Europa Grace
This module explores intersectionality, which is a framework for understanding how aspects of a person’s social and political identities combine to create different lived experiences. No matter our individual backgrounds, we have all been negatively impacted by white supremacy culture, which dominates the many aspects of our society, from education to housing to healing practices like yoga. In order to dismantle this toxic culture and the trauma that is a systematic part of its design, we must commit to a process of decoupling our healing from capitalist, hetero-patriarchy, and to teach in an intersectional way. In this training, we’ll go back in time to fetch the true intentions of this ancient healing practice and carry it forth, along with our own personal ancestral practices. You’ll gain a better understanding of how modern yoga often functions as a tool of oppression (rather than healing), and the ways in which we each play a part in this paradigm. You’ll also be empowered to create more inclusive spaces of healing in your own classrooms. This module includes lecture and group discussion, as well as somatic exercises geared toward self-inquiry and ancestral healing.
Wednesday, March 6th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, March 13th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, March 20th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
*all sessions virtual via zoom*
This module, taken with the other modules of the Trauma-Informed training, provides 45 Elective Contact Hours in Folk’s 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training [45 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].
For more information on this program, click here.
“My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies” by Resmaa Menakem
*Chapters 1-3 must be completed prior to the first day of training*
Tuition is $990 for the 45 hour program. Modules for this program are offered twice a year; you will have a full year to complete all modules for the certificate. Each module can be taken once.
BIPOC & people of non-dominant identities –> Apply for a full-tuition scholarship for this training here.