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Yoga for Changemakers with Susanna Barkataki (Online Course)

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Embodying Yoga Changemakers to Honor Yoga, Be the Change and Create Social Impact

  • Do you feel inspired to change your world and the world?

  • Do you want to develop your yoga changemaker skills?

  • Do you crave inspiration, motivation, and support to put your ideas into action?

In this online course we will get inspired, build more context, dive deeper, learn from examples of Indian changemakers applying yoga as social change to support you in becoming more of the embodied yoga changemaker you are. We will also share plenty of time for community building, strategy and discussion.

This series is for those ready to go deeper into what it means to be a yoga changemaker. Through our online informational video meetings, you’ll be guided by Susanna Barkataki to deepen your connection to yoga while learning skills from yoga changemakers past and present.

In This Course You Will:

  • Hone your changemaking skills

  • Feel equipped and inspired to bring your ideas into action

  • Become a bold trailblazer for equality, diversity, and inclusivity

  • Share best practices with an awesome, engaged group of people who really care and are working to create change

  • Get support, inspiration and innovation

Course Details:

  • Continuing Education: Eligible for 8 hours of Yoga Alliance CE credit.

  • Session Dates: 10/1, 10/3, 10/8, 10/10

  • Where: Live via zoom

  • Time: 4:00 pm - 06:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

  • All sessions are recorded and emailed to participants following each session.

Changemakers thrive on making the world a better place. In this course, we learn from those who’ve gone before us to help understand what being a yoga changemaker is, how past examples of changemakers from India embodying Yoga for social change did and still do use yoga to navigate the complex world of social ills and cultural issues to embody yoga in a way that’s authentic, as well as unique to you. Yoga Changemakers make a difference, great and small. We will learn, build powerful community together and there will be plenty of time for Q and A within each session.

If you have been feeling overwhelmed, hopeless or confused, get ready for more powerful confidence as you hone your skills, honor yoga, and take your yoga out into the world to create change that sets you apart as an authentic teacher or practitioner ready to impact the world.

We will learn from a series of changemakers from within the tradition.

  • Session 1: Yoga in Action - Lead from Within with Mahatma Gandhi

  • Session 2: Creative Revolution and Your Story - Storytelling with Arundhati Roy

  • Session 3: Power in the People - Community Building and Messaging with Vandana Shiva and Satish Kumar

  • Session 4: Embodying Your Yoga Changemaker - Changemaker Strategy and Yogaxear Anitad Skills in Action

"We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference."

- Nelson Mandela

Susanna is a teacher, coach, inclusivity promoter and yoga culture advocate. She helps yoga teachers, studios, nonprofits and businesses become leaders in equity, diversity and yogic values so they can embody thriving yoga leadership with integrity and confidence.

Growing up a mixed Indian and British woman in the diaspora has led her to the healing work of honoring yoga as unity. She puts her Honors degree from UC Berkeley, Masters in Education, years of training, retreat in India and the U.S. to use as a modern day yoga diversity consultant. She is the founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute that has online and in person yoga and diversity trainings.

Susanna loves to learn as much as she love to coach and teach. She has an E-RYT 500 hour Master Teacher certification, a 500-Hour Certified Ayurvedic practitioner and is a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist. She consults around the world for individual teachers to local studios to Yoga Alliance and Yoga Girl. She loves to assist people in bringing their yoga offerings successfully in line with their values.

She runs a Yoga Leadership and Safe Space Mastermind, that offers teaching and coaching in small groups so yoga teachers, studios, classes, and programs are well prepared to be inclusive, accessible and welcoming while honoring the roots of yoga. Learn more and get your free Yoga Manifesto PDF gift at

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Sliding Scale:
Community Rate (discounted)
Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)

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Later Event: October 15
She Persisted: Online Course