CE Workshop Series | From Doing Yoga to Being Yoga, Part 3

June 11, 2021

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We can "do" yoga for years, but it's only when we infuse our practice with the wisdom of its traditions and adapt it to the ups and downs of our daily lives that we become attuned to the potency of yoga's transformative power.

International speaker, activist, and yoga teacher Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and best-selling author and yoga teacher Barrie Risman share on how to unlock greater meaning and depth in your yoga practice and teaching. Let’s explore together what happens when we let yoga take the helm. Part 3 focuses on the power of community.

About the Presenters

Barrie Risman (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, public speaker, and author. Her best-selling book, Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice, is a guide for teachers and continuing students to deepen, expand, and integrate the benefits of yoga in their lives. Widely regarded as a teacher's teacher, she's the creator of online classes, courses, and trainings that fuel the inner journey of yogis around the globe.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is a mental health, self-esteem, and gender equality activist and public speaker. She’s also a devoted yoga practitioner and certified yoga teacher for adults and kids, and a mom of three! All of Sophie’s professional activities are geared towards listening to those in need and empowering all beings for more inner peace. As a nature lover and intrepid sportswoman, Sophie endlessly inspires and loves nothing more than to share her energy with others.

Dianne Bondy is committed to increasing diversity in yoga, which is demonstrated in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Her writing is published in Yoga and Body Image Volume 1, Yoga Renegades, and Yes Yoga Has Curves. She is also the author of Yoga for Everyone and has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and People.

As a senior yoga and meditation teacher, Bhaskar Goswami has led numerous international retreats and is an acclaimed speaker, having presented in prestigious organizations. From Assam, India, Bhaskar was born into the yogic tradition. He comes from the lineage of Vasishtha, who is one of the founding fathers of this ancient practice. He has been trained at the Transcendental Meditation School in India, by Yogacharya (Master of Yoga) Nandakumar in Kuwait and by Yogacharya Sriram, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta and Vipassana Meditation Center in Canada. In 2007 he founded BODHI, a multiple award-winning company dedicated to offering genuine wellbeing to people in homes, businesses, schools, and special care places such as in prison, addiction centers, rehabilitation facilities, and elderly homes. In 2015 he founded daana, a CBC Award-Winning non-profit organization offering contribution-based wellness activities around the world. Bhaskar has also published two international albums, Open Yoga and Wisdom Stories, and is the author of Wisdom Stories - Book 1. Learn more:

Kate Herrera Jenkins is an active member of Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico. She is the owner of Kiva Hot Yoga in Birmingham, Alabama (AL), and the founder of Native Strength Revolution. In 2008, she discovered hot yoga and immediately wanted to share this healing modality with the world. In 2014, the Native Strength Revolution was born. Through fundraising, NSR has been able to provide continuing ed opportunities for other Native Yoga Teachers and now leads trainings specifically for Indigenous people. Kate earned a Ministry Leadership certificate at Highlands College in Birmingham in 2020 and sees every moment as an opportunity in ministry.

Daniel (they/them) is an RYT 500 based in Charlotte, NC moving through this world as a trans, non-binary activist, educator, and yoga facilitator. As a person in constant transformation, Daniel leans into telling their story, finding full self-expression as a trans person, and gaining connection by helping others through activism and facilitating the practice of yoga. Daniel is rooted in heart-forward practice in all aspects of their life, seeing through this lens keeps authentic connection at the forefront of all that they do. As Daniel completed their yoga teacher trainings nearly 10 years ago, they found an opportunity to deepen their relationship to self and through that, found profound healing. In this space of healing, they were able to find liberation and full expression in their gender, identity, and community. Daniel dedicates their voice to create welcoming and affirming spaces for all humans to explore and connect to their own hearts deeply and fully. Stay connected with Daniel on Instagram: @danielsannito_ or visit their website at to learn more about them and their offerings.

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