Skill in Action
Skill in Action is a workshop designed to explore patterns of oppression, power and privilege, and to respond to the current cultural challenges through practices of self-study, contemplation and collective action.
Buying and Selling Yoga
The multi-billion-dollar global yoga industry is known for a consumer idiom that attempts to sell evocative commodities, images, or ideas appropriated from India, resulting in countless commodities. Analyzing appropriation and commodification in the yoga industry is complex. There are forms of ap...
From Ownership to Belonging: Ecopsychological Models
It’s becoming increasingly obvious how our collective behaviors are bringing the living world as we know it to the brink of destruction. Ecopsychology teaches us that understanding the implicit ideas beneath such behaviors can help us shift them. The currently dominant industrial growth society c...
Elegant Ferocity: Practical Insights & Techniques for Becoming an Embodied Antiracist
This talk will support a framework for living a more embodied, balanced, and antiracist life, becoming a more involved global community member, strong ally, and co-conspirator. Becoming an embodied antiracist requires that we understand ourselves as racialized beings, no matter what race or ethni...
Arjuna and Climate Change
A yogi stands on the battlefield of an impending conflict. He can see in the faces of his compatriots and rivals the inevitable history that's brought them there. He can see that friends and villains alike need care, support, resources, and autonomy. He knows the earth cannot provide for every de...
Healing the Heart of Humanity: Returning to Being
When the illusion of certainty and control is taken from us, we can learn ways to face fear, to grieve, to transform and to heal. Let’s not be overwhelmed and reactive, or shut down and numb challenging feelings or be disturbed by intrusive thought. Let’s embark on a courageous journey of explora...
Multicultural Healing Practices, Power, and Privilege
In this talk, we will examine universal therapeutic qualities and techniques for healing; and how those methods may need to be addressed through a multicultural lens to explore the balance of power and privilege. We will identify the contribution of various multicultural healing practices in w...