This program is an opportunity to build community around yoga and service, to develop relationships and to collaborate on creating authentic and lasting change close to home. In this training, with the support of a small group of peers, participants journey from inward witnessing and acceptance to outward purposeful and accountable action within our local communities and the outside world.
Our intentional Yoga In Action circles meet weekly for five to seven weeks to seed vision, move from inquiry to action, promote positive change and inspire communication, collaboration and connection among our diverse community of yogis and activists.
Are you ready for inspired action?
Find balance between personal and interpersonal growth + healing work
Move from individual liberation towards collective liberation
Let the powerful tools & science of yoga work for you counteract burn out, find grounded stability, calm & inspiration
Gain greater clarity on your purpose, passion, and how to best positively contribute to the world
Up-level your positive influence and impact in your neighborhood and local communities
Harness the support and collaboration of your peers to take effective and inspired action
Make new friends, deepen existing connections and expand your network of heart-centered change-agents, yogis and activists
Finding Your Passion
This series includes teachings, personal inquiry, group discussion, journaling, ritual, interpersonal work, and movement. There in an emphasis on collective growth, embodied action, sustainability and creative activism. We will practice postural yoga and/or meditation each time we meet. No prior yoga experience is required; only a desire to show up, engage in your community and a willingness to enact positive change! Expect to identify and ignite your personal passion and leave on fire to live that out in the world!
Your fearless facilitators…
(aka. have fear, act anyway.)
Counselor, Somatic Therapist, Yoga Teacher
I believe we each have a spark of magic, aliveness, passion and wholeness. I live to breathe life into that spark. I stand for your freedom to live from a care-ethic rather than a work-ethic so that you can attend to yourself, others and the community in ways that are inspired and joyful. Your personal liberation is bound to our collective liberation. I work to increase love in the world in a way that celebrates and amplifies the voices of people of color, reduces homophobia and transphobia, mono-normativity and promotes women fully occupying their power, strength, autonomy, and authority. I advocate for men claiming their right to a technicolor palate of emotional and creative expression. As a queer, multi-racial, cis-female, mamma, and coyote medicine maker, I’ve committed my life to examining and interrupting systems of oppression around gender, race, ecology, mental health, and ability. I trust in the beauty and capacity of the human heart to help overcome the obstacles of our conditioning and actively participate in fostering community based on sustainability, restorative justice, equity and love. In walking-my-talk, I have donated over 25 years of skill, heart and sweat equity to ecological restoration projects, provided pet-assisted therapy to elders, socialized animals at the SPCA, served at soup kitchens, guided children and adults in nature as a docent naturalist, sat on boards of directors for non-profit organizations and facilitated groups of emerging educators, counselors and yoga therapists. I currently serve victim/survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence as a crisis counselor/advocate and support folx navigating the criminal justice system.
I have 900+ hrs. of training as a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, hold three 200-hr Yoga Alliance certifications and have been teaching yoga since 2011. Over ten years of private practice as a healer, somatic therapist, teacher, and counselor enable me to meet you with profound presence and unconditional warm regard for whatever you bring to the table. Through positive, collaborative, mutual relationships, we all get more free. I’m here to champion that freedom.
Learn more: www.wildhearthealingarts.com
Connection is the essence of shine. When I arrived at an understanding that connection was my passion; to self, other, and our environment, my life’s work and purpose became clear. Personally, professionally, internally and externally, I do my best to promote, share, show, and grow connection in this great task and honor of humanness. As a licensed psychotherapist, mom, friend, yoga and meditation practitioner of over 20 years, I have honed important and necessary foundations for living and teaching the amazing gift of connection, to myself and others. All of my endeavors, be it in poetry, music psychology, parenting, friendships & family relations, are for this effort, for this purpose. With over 10 years of Licensed Psychotherapy practice and entrepreneurship, I am adept at creating a safe space and container for my clients to explore, understand, identify, accept & grow in their personal journey. My direct style and development of functional communication, allows my clients to utilize that journey for healthy action, in their lives and beyond. We all need allies and guides. I can be that for you.
Find me at: www.slopsychotherapy.com
The Nitty Gritty…
In-person circles are held in SLO Yoga Center’s beautiful Marigold Studio in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Marigold Shopping Center
3840 Broad Street, Suite 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Ample parking, accessible parking & accessible restrooms.
Online circles are held live from the comfort of your own home using remote video technology.
Yoga In Action Series Dates:
SLO Yoga Center 6-week circle:
Friday April 26: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday April 27: 1-5:00pm
Saturday May 4: 1-6pm
Friday May 10: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Friday May 17: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
One week Off: Integration & Memorial Day Weekend
Friday May 31: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday June 1: 1-6:30pm Includes vegetarian celebration dinner.
Online 7-week circle: coming soon!
Sliding Scale Justice Pricing
We stand for leveraging our privilege to support others and offer the cost of tuition on a sliding scale. If you can afford to, please consider paying it forward by paying any amount above $450. People who contribute at the top of the sliding scale support our ability to offer scholarship spaces at a cost below the bottom of the sliding scale to those who would otherwise be unable to participate. This allows us to scale the price so that everyone is included. We are only able to offer scholarship spaces once we have a certain number of people contributing at or near the top of the scale.
$350* | Community Rate (discounted)
$450 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
$550 | Supporter Rate ? (support others as well as yourself)
We are committed to cultivating a diversity of voices and life experiences in our workshop series and making them accessible to people of all income levels. A limited number of partial and/or full scholarships will be offered based on financial need with a focus on individuals from communities which have been historically marginalized and typically under-represented in yoga, counseling, yoga therapy and alternative healing circles. We explicitly invite participation by people who come from any of the following communities. We know that when these people are included, all communities benefit:
People with visible or invisible disabilities
People who do not have white skin privilege and/or who come from communities who, though in the global majority, are under-represented in positions of institutional power because of racialized discrimination and its direct and indirect impacts.
Low-income/Poor or Working class people
People who live and love outside the dominant norms of cis-gendered, binary, straight, monogamous relationships to sexuality and gender
People without U.S. citizenship status, who are directly affected by U.S. foreign and domestic policy, including the many indigenous people of these lands
People who currently work or volunteer significant time in the front lines of movements or organizations working for progressive social change, human rights, gender justice in the labor movement, housing justice, environmental & climate justice, youth organizing or community outreach