Journey Through Traditional Yoga Practices to Unpack Appropriation, Stay Grounded and Amplify Your Impact

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Beginning August 18, 2020, this 3 part course series we will look to how we can take elemental actions against cultural appropriation.

We will take a journey through some traditional Yogic practices to help unpack appropriation and stay engaged.

You will learn how the Mahabutas (5 elements) show up in your life and balance the 5 elements for balance over burnout and impactful intention.

In this online course we will:

  • Get inspired
  • Learn key practices from within the tradition
  • Build more context
  • Dive deeper and learn from examples of Indian way-showers
  • Apply yoga as social transformation
  • All to support you in becoming more of the embodied yoga practitioner you are.
  • We will also share plenty of time for community building, strategy and discussion.

Ready to develop your yoga change-maker skills, feel elemental inspiration, avoid appropriation and cultivate powerful community?

Check out what we will explore:

Session 1: Find Your Ground - Lead from a Solid Foundation with the Mahabhutas

Session 2: Creative Revolution - Invoking Flow and Fire

Session 3: Space for Power - Amplify Your Ideas and Take up Space

Let's get inspired, learn and deepen in the tradition together!

This course is online over Zoom. *You do not need to attend live. It will be recorded and you will get all videos/audios, readings, handouts and course materials.

This course is eligible for 6 hours of YA CE credit.

Live course schedule via zoom:

Time: 04:30- 6:00 PM Pacific Time / 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern (US and Canada)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 04:30 PM Pacific Time/ / 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern

Thursday, August 20, 2020 04:30 PM Pacific Time/ / 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 04:30 PM Pacific Time/ / 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern

Meet Your Teachers

Susanna Barkataki
Susanna Barkataki

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 www.susannabarkataki.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course goes live Tuesday, August 18, Thursday August 20, and Tuesday August 25, 2020 from 4:30-6pm ps​t
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course resources and recordings until the latest version is available in 2021.
I can't make it to the live course, can I still join?
Yes! The recording of each session will be available within 24 hours of the live offering's end! You can watch the recordings at your own pace.