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Spiritual Activism 101 @ Union Yoga

  • Union Yoga 956 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M6H 1L6 Canada (map)

Union Yoga is pleased to host racial justice advocate Rachel Ricketts for a curated offering of her Spiritual Activism 101 workshop. This is a special opportunity for yoga teachers, studio staff members and yogis to come together for a sacred and spiritual conversation about how they can commit to anti-racism and inclusion, acknowledge their privilege, confront their fears and learn how to actively contribute to lasting, effective racial justice.

The workshop includes:

• anti-racism education (including history, meaning and applications of race/racism, cultural appropriation, whiteness/white supremacy and their daily consequences, tips for creating inclusive spaces);

• discussion about spiritual activism, spiritual bypassing + how to authentically commit to anti-racism; • intentional journalling to unpack blind spots;

• practical group exercises curated to the yoga/health/wellness space to apply, discuss and share what we've learned;

• transformative breathwork to process, release and let go; • guided meditation to ground; and

• take-away journal exercise for reflection.

Participants will leave feeling supported and empowered in their journey to better show up for themselves and the collective, and most importantly, in incorporating anti-racism into their practice and supporting people of colour (particularly Black and Indigenous women), both on and off the mat in their personal and professional lives.

Earlier Event: September 27
Spiritual Activism 101 Online Workshop
Later Event: October 11
Follow Black Women Conference