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Summer Self-Care Series: Yoga as a Peace Practice
Sat, August 24 @ 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Specifically for nonprofit employees, service providers, or helping professionals. Yoga as a Peace Practice will focus on the contemplative aspects of yoga to address trauma of violence in modern society. It is about practicing yoga wherever yoga is needed. No mats needed! Yoga as a Peace Practice will guide you to explore yoga philosophy that is accessible to all. During the workshop, we will:
- Explore contemplative practice
- Restorative yoga as a peace practice
- The five niyamas as pillars to peace
- How breathing can be used to create change
- Cultural relevance in motion
- Dance as a contemplative practice
This accessible workshop is intended for any experience level, beginners are welcome. The workshop will begin with an opportunity to connect and check-in with each other before we transition into the practice. During the session, participants are welcome to ask questions to explore Yoga as a Peace Practice. Please contact ONEplace@kpl.gov if you have any questions.
The Summer Self-Care Series is presented in partnership with the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Resiliency Project to combat burnout in the nonprofit sector by providing access to trauma-informed yoga and meditation.
Presented by Demarra Gardner, MA, LPC, CPC.
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