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Ethics in the Yoga Community: Panel Discussions

In the current climate of inappropriate and harmful use of power, no community has been left unscathed. Yoga communities should be in the business of healing, breaking down barriers, and lifting up, but it has become clear that the lines have been severely blurred.

In this 4-week series we will raise awareness (and funds) under the large umbrella of upholding ethics in the yoga community. Topics will include “Trauma Awareness ”, “Power of the Teacher”, “Victimization, Blaming and Shaming”, and “What is Abuse, on and off the Mat?”.

We will come together for an all-levels mindful slow flow class, followed by a mediation and panel discussion with members of the greater Charlotte yoga community and beyond.

The intention is to shift the narrative, empower us all with clear boundaries, and to begin the conversation to strengthen, include, and benefit the total community.

All interested students, teachers, and community members are welcome. CEU’s will be available for teachers through Yoga Alliance. This event is FREE, but we will be accepting donations for a local organization.

Confirmed dates and venues:

Week 1:

"What is Abuse, On and Off the Mat?"

May 12th at 4:30pm

Yoga One Central

Week 2:

"Victimization, Blaming and Shaming"

June 9th at 6:00pm

Be Yoga Dilworth

Week 3:

“Power of the Teacher”

July 21st at 12:00pm

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Week 4:

“Trauma Awareness ”

August 11th at 1:00pm

Noda Yoga

Week 5:

September 15th-16th

We'll be bringing Michelle Cassandra Johnson to Charlotte for a weekend workshop.

*details TBD - stay tuned!

Save the dates!

November 30 - December 2nd

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Amplify and Activate summit - you don't want to miss this!

Yoga One Central Studio
1318 Central Avenue D2
Charlotte, NC 28205

Yoga One Dilworth Studio
2230 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203

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