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Yoga, Healing, and Liberation: In-Person Leadership Intensive

  • Anasa Yoga 4232 MacArthur Boulevard Oakland, CA, 94619 United States (map)

with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling
+ guest presenter, Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Building the deep connections between our personal healing and collective liberation through a paradigm shift that challenges many of the beliefs and assumptions that influence our thoughts and actions as activists and leaders.  

April 12 - 15, 2018 (Thurs - Sun)
Thursday, 1:00 - 6:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am - 12:00 noon

After a decade of teaching their signature intensive together, OTM founders have created a new training with a specific focus on building the deep connections between our personal healing and collective liberation. This requires a paradigm shift that challenges many of the beliefs and assumptions that influence our thoughts and actions. We will explore:

The myth of individual liberation: interdependence as our deepest truth
The limits of rational thinking: embodiment, ritual and symbols as sources of knowledge
Imagining our future: moving beyond criticism of what is into dreaming what we want

Each day will begin with a yoga and somatic practices meant to ground the themes into our body, hearts and minds. The afternoons will be spent doing interactive work exploring the themes and generating ideas and wisdom as a collective. This training is for anyone interested in deepening their leadership and understanding of the current challenges that face our planet today. We are interested in looking at the current political landscape in a psychological, symbolic and practical way.

Day 1 & 2 - Beyond the Chakras: separation as the root of our suffering. Exploring personal and ancestral history’s influence on how we walk in the world.

Day 2 & 3: I am not free until everyone is free- justice as how we live love in public

Day 3 & 4- What are we imagining? Creating visions of the future. What kind of world do we want to contribute to and what steps does it take to get there?

You do not have to be a yoga teacher or a yoga practitioner to attend. We strive to make this work for people of all abilities so please inquire if you have a disability or are differently abled. Basic experience with yoga is helpful but not required if you are comfortable trying something new in this context. Reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Deadline to apply for scholarships: February 15, 2018

Pricing (does not include food or housing):
$600* - Community (discounted fee)
$700* - Sustainer (pays for yourself)
$800* - Supporter (support others as well as yourself)

An important part of justice is access. At OTM, we stand for leveraging our privilege to support others.  If you can afford to, please consider paying it forward by paying any amount above $600. This allows us to continue scaling the prices of our intensives so that everyone is included. We are committed to cultivating a diversity of voices and life experiences in our trainings and making them accessible to people of all income levels.
OTM can offer a limited number of partial scholarships, which cover half of the cost of tuition. If that scholarship rate is not affordable for you, please email us directly at  Please apply only if you have sincere financial need.