YOGA,PURPOSE & ACTION 2.0: A Journey Toward Conscious Activism
February 22 - March 3, 2021
Are you looking to take your yoga Off The Mat and participate in an effective, healthy, and sustainable way? Join us for Yoga, Purpose, & Action 2.0 with Off the Mat Into the World® Co-Founders, Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling.
Our 5-day in person training has catalyzed the birth of organizations & community-based projects throughout the globe. In the online version, our goal is to share the main gems of inspiration and information with you in an accessible format.
About the Training: Yoga, Purpose, & Action 2.0 is a 5-session leadership workshop for anyone wanting to discover, refine or expand their purpose in the world and live a life dedicated to justice and inside out transformation. We believe that collective liberation is the goal, and this requires a commitment to a personal journey of introspection, healing and accountability that allow us to participate in an effective and healthy way. We also believe that embodied practices like yoga, meditation and ritual are powerful tools for both self-inquiry and sustainability.
The Arc of This Training
- Personal Inquiry about the ways you have been shaped by your life experiences and how that influences how you see the world and participate.
- Explore how to transform our wounds into our gifts, with a very practical and creative approach to taking action in conscious and collaborative ways.
- All of this is done within a context that acknowledges the systemic issues that shape our worldview and our actions.
OTM founders each get to share the essence of their work this week. This is a rare chance to be with three world-renowned facilitators who model collaboration as one of the crucial tools for ongoing action.
This Training Includes:
- Embodied Mysticism: A journey through the chakras with Seane Corn
- Trauma: Personal, Interpersonal and Systemic Dynamics with Hala Khouri
- Voice of Change: Liberation, expression and truth telling with Suzanne Sterling
- Embodied Social Justice: Power, privilege and positionality. How we are shaped by the larger systems we live in.
- Purpose and Action: What does conscious engagement look like and what do you need to move forward towards living a life of meaning and sustainability dedicated to justice for all beings.
This training is for people looking to vision, articulate and live fully their purpose as well as those deeply steeped in their work but who need community and support.
We are committed to creating a space where people of all genders, gender identities, races, abilities, body size and sexual orientation feel included.
Live courses are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning Feb 22 - March 3, 2021:
Feb 22, 2021: 10am - 12pm pst / 1pm - 3pm est
Feb 24, 2021: 10am - 12pm pst / 1pm - 3pm est
Feb 26, 2021: 10am - 12pm pst / 1pm - 3pm est
Mar 1, 2021: 10am - 12pm pst / 1pm - 3pm est
Mar 3, 2021: 10am - 12pm pst / 1pm - 3pm est
The recordings will be available within 24 hours after each session's end.
NOTE: This course is applicable for 13 CEU's
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.
DISABILITY JUSTICE is a conversation and practice we are moving to the forefront of our work with OTM. 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. To make requests and/or ask any questions, please email: [email protected]
Meet Your Teachers
SEANE CORN is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism, impassioned style of teaching, and raw, honest and inspired self-expression. Over her 25-year teaching career, Seane has created many instructional DVDs, including her groundbreaking series The Yoga of Awakening with Sounds True. Featured on over 40 magazine covers and countless media outlets, Seane has chosen to use her platform to bring awareness to global issues including social justice, sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness, generational poverty, and animal rights. In 2005, she was named “National Yoga Ambassador” for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 received both the Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award and the Humanitarian Award by the Smithsonian Institute. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Seane also co-founded the Global Seva Challenge, which has raised over $3.5 million by activating communities of yoga and wellness in fund and awareness raising efforts. Her first book Revolution of the Soul was published in Fall 2019.
HALA KHOURI has been teaching yoga and movement arts for over 25 years and has been doing clinical work and trainings for 15 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Community Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is currently working on her doctorate in Community Psychology with an emphasis on Liberation Studies and Eco Psychology. Hala is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the tools of yoga and somatic practices within a justice framework to inspire people to be conscious leaders of change. Hala is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that helps resolve trauma and its symptoms and leads trauma-informed yoga trainings throughout the country. Hala also works with A Thousand Joys, training direct service providers and educators to be trauma-informed and culturally Responsive.
SUZANNE STERLING is a dedicated musician, yogi, activist and social innovator who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for over 20 years. Suzanne has been a featured artist/teacher at numerous festivals and conferences such as, Wanderlust, Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, Kripalu, Yoga Journal and many more. She is also part of the nationwide faculty for Yoga Works Teacher Trainings. Co-founder of OTM as and director of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, Suzanne has co-curated programs throughout the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, Ecuador and Africa working with communities in need of aid.
If you have already done our 5-day in-person intensive, we suggest considering doing this one. Our trainings have evolved tremendously and people who have repeated the course have expressed that it was highly beneficial and strengthened their work in the world.