2nd Annual Women-In-Yoga Empowerment Conference
~ Celebrating International Women’s Day ~
A Day of Inspiring Dialogue & Classes
Sunday, March 6, 2022 – REPLAY AVAILABLE NOW
8a.m. PST/11a.m. EST/ 4 p.m. GMT
$25 Registration/Scholarships Available/Donations Encouraged, REPLAY access for all registered & donated.
Our Second Annual "Women-in-Yoga Empowerment Conference" will unite global, like-minded women leaders for a discussion on gender inequalities and how YOGA can be used as a tool to create change within practitioners and communities. As an annual gathering, the panelists, leaders of international yoga organizations and communities, will join forces to deliver a thought-provoking dialogue and practice sessions that we hope will inspire you to #BreakTheBias with yoga.
This year’s Hosting Organizations are Exhale to Inhale, The Yoga and Body Image Coalition, YogaAid and Yoga Gives Back.
Registration is $25 and donations are strongly encouraged for those that can give more. Scholarships are available for a 50% discount on the base registration fee of $25 for anyone needing financial assistance. Replay will be available for all those that register/donate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a coupon code. Funds raised from event registration and donations will be split evenly amongst the 3 participating non-profit organizations to empower underserved women in India and victims of sexual abuse and violence globally. Click on the following links to learn about the inspiring work of these incredible charities: Exhale to Inhale, YogaAid and Yoga Gives Back.
SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
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Opening & Hosting Organizations Introduction (30 minutes)
Kayoko Mitsumatsu (Yoga Gives Back), Erica Barth (Exhale to Inhale),
Melanie Klein (Yoga and Body Image Coalition), Monisha Raja (YogaAid)
PANEL "YOGA & Activism” (45 minutes)
Melanie Klein (Moderator), Julie Fernandez, Kallie Schut, Jammella Anderson, Jocelyn Solomon
A dynamic discussion on the ways yoga and social activism intersect including an exploration of the ways women have expanded, strengthened and empowered other women through their work and leadership.
Kamini will lead participants into Kirtan singing. She will sing mantras and chants for World Peace in a call and response style of singing. Participants are encouraged to sing and chant during this session.
Trauma Healing Yoga (30 minutes)
Jenna Conner (Introduction), Ailen Pedraza (Practice)
Exhale to Inhale brings trauma-informed yoga to shelters and agencies that support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Hear more about what it means to be trauma-informed as a yoga teacher, and join us in a 15 minute, restorative practice.
The Yoga of Motherhood: dialogue & practice (1 hour)
Pranidhi Varshney, Holly Leever, Alexandra South, Meredith Fogg Liberos, Alana Adye-Jones
Join five mothers fluent in yoga practice as we discuss how motherhood shapes our practice and redefines our conceptions of yoga itself, from the divine to the mundane. After an engaging dialogue, we’ll offer a diverse set of practices designed to energize and nourish those attending. All are welcome.
Ayurveda Cooking Class (40 minutes)
This fun and engaging cooking class with Sandhiya takes us on an educational journey into balanced eating through the science of Ayurveda. An Ayurveda health & life coach, plant-based chef, spiritual mentor and India retreat guide, she offers her services under the platform of Alchemy Ayurveda.
Guided Meditation (30 minutes)
Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD
Dr. Romie survived career burnout and life-saving surgery in 2010 that sent her on a worldwide journey to learn mindfulness-based techniques for healing. She is now on a mission to transform health in the workplace and currently works with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations. Dr. Romie will guide us through an interactive mindfulness and meditation exercise, to foster self-compassion and increase the consciousness globally.
Panel 2 “Yoga & Sisterhood” (45 minutes)
Felicia Tomasko (Moderator), Mirabelle D’Cunha, Nadine MacNeil, Nina Rao, Nubia Teixeira
What does SISTERHOOD mean in YOGA? Are we essentially practicing a system for males? How can SISTERHOOD in YOGA overcome body image, jealousy, competitiveness, misogyny, and gender-based discrimination? In this special session, diverse global panelists will dive into an honest dialogue about how women yoga practitioners can play a role in the liberation of women across the planet with YOGA, which has been largely developed by men, but now shared across the world mainly by women.
Chanting (30 minutes)
Nina will lead in chanting the Names of the sacred feminine which we all embody.
Imagine a gender equal world.
A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together we can forge women’s equality.
Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias through YOGA.
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