About This Workshop
This digital series is intended to open our minds and hearts to the experiences of those who often go unseen, pre-judged, or misunderstood. To not see color is to not see the differences and complexities of the human experience. Through this new series of digital events, Yoga Alliance invites our worldwide community into a space for listening, learning and conversation. When someone says, “I don’t see color,” the intent may be one of non-harming, but the message received can have the effect of bypassing someone else’s trauma or lived experience because it does not look like your own. We are here to share and converse, with the hope that you - the listener - will take these experiences and the information provided for self-reflection. Because life, without empathy, is cruelty.
The topic of this conversation will be on Yoga in Service: Saviorism vs. Humanitarianism. Bre’ will share her experiences of teaching yoga in Rikers Island, as well as provide insight on how to properly engage with specialty populations and why it is important for practitioners to humanize themselves when teaching to these groups.