LIVE STREAM Yoga Beyond the Mat: A Yoga & Social Justice Book Club – FREE!

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with Lena Schmidt

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022      Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Live Stream via Zoom

Join Lena Schmidt for this FREE book club where we’ll deep dive into the relationship between yoga & social justice, brainstorm action steps for positive social change, and build community in the process. Anyone and everyone is welcome to this FREE offering!

The Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the event.

August’s Topic: Yoga & Healing Trauma

August 2022 Book: What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry

Black-owned bookstores to consider buying from: https://nonamebooks.com/Bookstores

Support local bookstores and purchase a copy here: https://bookshop.org/books/what-happened-to-you-conversations-on-trauma-resilience-and-healing/9781250223180

Questions to consider, meditate on, and make notes about which will guide our discussion this session:

  • How are trauma, social justice, and yoga connected?
  • Has yoga inspired healing and resilience in your life?
  • What makes a yoga class “trauma-informed” and who does this approach benefit? (hint: everyone)

Additional material for further study: Article: “How Yoga Helps Heal Trauma” https://kripalu.org/resources/how-yoga-helps-heal-
trauma-qa-bessel-van-der-kolk

A message from Lena:

Looking forward to connecting with you and fellow yoga practitioners in our Yoga & Social Justice Discussion Group!

This is an opportunity for us to take our yoga off our mats and into our daily lives and communities.

Each topic includes suggested resources and material. We suggest that you read some or all of the book, check out any of the additional resources that spark interest, take note of any reflections you have in the process, and then come to our discussion! We’ll share together, brainstorm action steps for positive social change, and build community in the process.

Learn More about the Teacher: Lena Schmidt