Recordings of Past Courses
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Join Michelle Cassandra Johnson for an informative and transformative workshop on Dismantling Racism and White Supremacy. Whiteness is toxic and is harming everyone of us. It is important to understand how race was constructed, how whiteness functions and how oppression and privilege limits our capacity to be free.
If you have experienced trauma, are exposed to others struggling with trauma’s impact, or are dealing with the stress of everyday life, yoga can help you. Yet sometimes people don’t feel comfortable in yoga classes, and this can be due to many reasons such as feeling intimidated by the practice, not feeling like you fit in, or finding that the practice makes you feel more anxious or out of balance.
Join OTM co-founder Suzanne Sterling and learn some basic and effective tools for shifting and transforming anxiety. In these times of overwhelm and intensity, we can tap into and utilize the inherent wisdom of our bodies and voices to calm our nervous systems and bring us clarity and focus. These simple techniques come to us from ancient practices and through the lens of modern sound and brain science. Even if you do not "sing" or even practice yoga, these tools are available and can assist you in living a life of ease and vitality. This course is open to all.
(1 session, approx. 60 min.)
The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation. A trauma-informed yoga practice is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.
This training is for yoga teachers who would like to work with individuals or communities with trauma. It is also for clinicians, social workers, medical personnel, or anyone else who would like to integrate basic yoga tools into their work to support greater health and well-being.
If you are unable to attend OTM’s most popular training in person, this is the next best thing! Join OTM founders Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling on a journey from the inside out. Through understanding the mind/body connection, the role that trauma plays in shaping us, and how to express your authentic self, we will guide you towards discovering your role in making the world a better place.
For white yoga teachers, students, healers, and therapists: how can we be effective white allies in the work of dismantling racism? What do we need to unlearn about race, whiteness, and privilege as we work towards racial justice? This interactive course will offer yoga and meditation practices that can help those of us who are white sit with the discomfort of the process and cultivate transformational ways of relating to one another across racial differences. We will also learn practical tools for talking with other whites about racism.
In this workshop we will be sharing a yogic, somatic, and socio-political framework of personal, interpersonal, and systemic trauma and how this manifests in individuals and their communities. In addition to exploring tools from the growing field of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness, we will be investigating the link between personal trauma and institutionalized and normalized systems of oppression.
Join Seane and Kerri for a provocative conversation about spirituality, the state of the world, and what it means to say we are all One. Yogis love to talk about Namaste and interconnection, but do we have the right? Is Unity true or is it a myth? We live in a world divided by race, class, religion, and identity. How do we resolve all these divisions and find the spirit of connection so many of us desire?
This training is for yogis willing to talk about race, equality and oppression with honesty & mindfulness.
The foundation of Yoga philosophy is the notion that we are all connected. As yogis, we strive for self-awareness and a compassionate heart. Deepening connection and investigating the role that we play in this web of life, is vital to any authentic awareness practice. This course is designed to be an introduction to foundational social justice concepts and how they apply to living with compassion and mindfulness.
Are you curious about traveling to do service work abroad in communities that are struggling, or are you currently doing work outside your own community and feel that you need more skills and tools to be effective? Have you noticed that - even with the best intentions - simply being part of a dominant culture can actually impede one's understanding, communication, and ability to truly be of service? Are you interested in unpacking the complex issues of power and privilege so that our personal and organizational choices can contribute to greater empowerment for all?
Join Tessa and Hala for a dialogue exploring how injustice is a form of collective trauma that impacts us all. Inequality affects everyone, and if you're interested in healing yourself and being a part of healing others, understanding the roots and effects of systemic oppression and institutionalized racism must be a part of your inquiry. During these sessions we will look at how our individual identity is shaped by both our own personal histories and traumas as well as by our collective history as a diverse nation riddled by injustice.
Yoga is a practice of making the unconscious conscious, it is a practice of investigating the lost, disconnected, stuck and defended parts of us. It is a practice of compassion. Join OTM founders Seane Corn and Hala Khouri in a 2-part course on what it means to be an advocate for social change from the inside out. If you’re interested in seeing the world become a better place, curious about how to contribute or overwhelmed by the state of the world, join us for a conversation that will shed some light, offer guidance, and ultimately inspire you to be the change you wish to see.