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Panel Discussion | Intention into Impact: Transform Your Teaching into Action

February 25, 2021, 10am ET

About This Panel

This panel discussion focuses on taking intentions around creating yoga equity and turning them into meaningful action. It’s often that we have the right intentions but lack framework and strategy to translate them. Here, panelists share three specific tools to help teachers impact their communities in a way that translates into equity and inclusion.

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About the Presenter

Dr. Stacie CC Graham (E-RYT 500) is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher, mindfulness teacher, and qualified life coach. She is also the founder of OYA: Body-Mind-Spirit Retreats—the first holistic wellness retreats brand in the UK that specifically serves Black women and women of color.

Jonelle Lewis (E-RYT 500) is a yoga teacher, practitioner, mentor, and trainer. She practices yoga as part of her path to awakening and liberation. She teaches yoga as an anti-oppression and social justice practice. Jonelle is also part of the movement to make yoga and wellness equitable, accessible, and anti-racist. She believes, "Yoga is for EVERYBODY."

Leila Sadeghee is a priestess, yoga and meditation teacher, and ritualist. Her teaching reflects over two decades of learning and teaching yoga, the body, and spirituality. Leila is dedicated to dismantling systemic oppression as a spiritual practice. She is the creator of The Practices of Leadership & Empowerment Yoga Teacher Training and co-creator of Vessel of Worth ritual community.

Kallie Schut is a yoga and dharmic traditions culture advocate and educator who is a lifelong social justice and antiracist activist. She advocates for those without a voice or presence in places of power and privilege. Kallie is also a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 500 yoga teacher of Indian heritage who has been practicing intentional Hatha and meditation for 35 years.

Dr. Christa Kuberry (E-RYT 500) leads Yoga Alliance’s ongoing efforts to evaluate and evolve yoga teacher training standards. A yoga teacher, yoga student, and yoga scholar, Christa has been practicing asana for more than 15 years and received her Ph.D. in 2015. She currently serves on the steering committee for the Yoga Theory and Practice Group at the American Academy of Religion and has most recently taught courses on Yoga, Comparative Religions, Ethics, and Wellness at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. Christa has extensive experience in corporate wellness and is a nationally recognized educator, frequently asked to speak and teach at workshops and events around the United States.


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