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CE Workshop | Embodied Agency: Overcoming Oppression in Yoga

April 8, 2021, 12pm ET


About This Workshop

There’s a lot of current conversation in our country about who has privilege and who benefits or suffers from both overt and subtle systems of oppression. But how and why does this apply in a yoga setting? In this workshop, we draw on the Five Faces of Oppression model to discuss how power dynamics affect access to yoga, and how you can step forth as a leader to create diverse, equitable, and brave yoga spaces and empower yourself and others.

Supporting Documents

Embodied Agency (PDF)


About the Presenter

Since 2009, Pooja Virani is a Pain-Free Movement Specialist and Social Justice Consultant on a mission to spread joy, foster equality, and help people reach their highest potential. She is certified in Kripalu Yoga and Meditation, Kids’ Yoga, and Acroyoga. She has practiced yoga for over 15 years and taught over the word, most recently in Bali, Indonesia. Pooja specializes in Rehabilitative Yoga for Injury Prevention and Pain Relief, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Yoga, and Social Justice Education for Yoga Teachers, Community Leaders, and Businesses. Previously, she worked as a Nonprofit Management Consultant and International Development Specialist. Pooja believes in "yoga for everyone" and aims to make yoga accessible and inclusive to all people, regardless of your race, age, gender, sexuality, previous experience, or ability.


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