Ethics as Essential to Our Practice - Month 4 Week 2 with Jacoby Ballard
October 4 - 8, 2021
Without the ethical practices of yoga, snipers can be more effectively trained to hit and destroy their target, Wall Street traders can be more focused in their market manipulations. Without ethical practices, our social justice movements, our institutions, and our relationships will be compromised and crumble from the inside out. In this course, we will examine the Yamas of yoga philosophy as essential to orienting the tools of yoga toward love, justice and healing, rather than toward more efficiently and effectively exploiting and harming. This will involve an inventory and scrutiny of our own participation in systems of oppression, and a study of counter practices that allow us to embody love and justice through as many of our thoughts, words, and actions as possible
This week's sessions will include:
- Monday Lecture: Ethics as Essential to Our Practice | 2 - 3:15pm pdt | 5 - 6:15pm edt
- Wednesday Practice: Embodying the Yamas | 9 - 10:15am pdt | 12 - 1:15pm edt
- Friday Meditation: Forgiveness Meditation | 9 - 10am pdt | 12 - 1pm edt
100% of your contribution to this course helps to support and sustain our network of community leaders, activists, our ongoing scholarship program, and our greater OTM community worldwide who are at the frontlines of change for our collective wellbeing. We greatly appreciate your support!
For your reference: Each week will consist of 3 (three) independent online offerings that will tie into one another and take you on a full experiential journey. The arc and content of this training has been very carefully designed, in deep collaboration with an incredible list of community leaders, activist, and educators.
At OTM, we are committed to accessibility and cultivating diversity in our community and trainings. If you would like to request a discounted rate, please email [email protected] and answer the following questions:
- If you are from, or belong to, a community that is often under-represented in the yoga community at-large, please describe.
- How do you foresee using the skills and information offered in this training in your work in the world?
NOTE - We close off all scholarships 24 hours prior to the course start date.
Inclusivity is important to us, and we strive continually to increase accessibility to our trainings. If you have specific accessibility needs that would better support you while participating in any of our online courses, we’d greatly appreciate your input and/or feedback. To make requests and/or ask any questions, please email: [email protected]
Meet Your Teachers
Jacoby Ballard is a social justice educator and yoga teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah. He leads workshops and trainings around the country on diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a yoga teacher with 20 years of experience, he leads workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, teaches at conferences, and runs the Resonance mentorship program for certified yoga teachers to find their niche and calling. In 2008, Jacoby co-founded Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn, to work at the nexus of healing and social justice. Since 2006, Jacoby has taught Queer and Trans Yoga, a space for queer folks to unfurl and cultivate resilience and received Yoga Journal's Game Changer Award in 2014 and Good Karma Award in 2016. Jacoby has taught in schools, hospitals, non profit and business offices, a maximum security prison, a recovery center, a cancer center, LGBT centers, gyms, a veteran’s center, and yoga studios. jacobyballard.net.