- Tools on how to be kinder to your body
- Explore the ways, as a yoga teacher or anyone else who works with other bodies, your own internalized body shame, insecurity, or judgement might be showing up in your relationship and work with other people and their bodies.
- How body-shaming and fat-shaming may be impacting you and your students
This course is eligible for how 6 hours of YA CE credit. It will encompass approximately 4 hours of Teaching Methodology, 1 hour of Techniques, Training, and Practice, and .5 hours each of Anatomy and Physiology and Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics.
Meet Your Teachers
RW Alves, C-IAYT, SEP, E-RYT 500 (she/her and they/them), is a social justice educator, certified yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner based in Seattle, Washington. Her work in the world and in yoga is informed by her experience as a fat white queer femme with a lifelong involvement in social justice and activism.
She works at the intersections of social justice and spiritual practice by developing curriculum, training and mentoring yoga teachers and yoga therapists, creating spaces for self-care and community-care for activists, and teaching about inclusive languaging and teaching, trauma-informed yoga, nervous system resilience, accessible asana, justice, privilege, and spiritual practice.
RW serves as Faculty for Off the Mat, Into the World and the Yoga Service Conference, is currently developing a Trauma-Informed Yoga certification program with Hala Khouri and Kyra Haglund, and is a co-founder and trainer for Bending Towards Justice, which provides anti-oppression, equity, and social justice trainings for yoga teachers, practitioners, studios, and organizations around the country.
She is passionate about exploring and unearthing the interconnections and interweavings between social injustice, trauma, social justice, and resilience, and she believes deeply in the power of practice to ground, sustain, align, and inspire us in our important and world-changing work.
Who is this course for?