It is clear that most yoga classes do not reflect the diversity of the community.
How can we actively facilitate inclusion in yoga?
This 3-hour workshop provides a supportive space to reflect on our cultural and personal biases, and to develop solutions for better inclusion.
Eva and Ruth will guide the group in discussions and experiential exercises where we will:
- take stock of how we currently support or hinder diversity;
- look at equality, diversity, equity and inclusion through the lens of yoga philosophy and practice;
- work through the practical challenges of reaching and teaching a variety of marginalised groups;
- together create, share and commit to small changes toward active inclusion.
See below for further information on Eva and Ruth.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. Please provide your full name and we will send you bank details for payment to hold your place. Bookings are non-refundable.
ABOUT RUTH AND EVA:
Ruth Henderson-Cash, YT(Dip), YAP
YOGA WELL www.yogawell.biz
Ruth is a Yoga Therapist, registered with CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) and also a Yoga Alliance Professional. In addition to her yoga classes and private work, Ruth is a teaching assistant for Real Yoga’s Teacher Training courses in Ledbury and holds an Award in Education and Training (Level 3).
Recognising that those with health challenges are not always well catered for in a general class setting, Ruth offers some classes adapted for people with specific conditions. These include for Cancer and Parkinson’s as well as chair based yoga. She also volunteer teaches yoga to wheelchair users at Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Eva Dias Krainitzki, PhD, Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
YOUR YOGA www.facebook.com/youryoga.net/
With an academic background in critical theory (cultural ageing studies; feminism; LGBT and queer theory), Eva spent more than a decade researching the way culture defines who is “normal” and how society excludes those who are seen to be “other”.
Through her teaching and workshops, Eva challenges western stereotypes of yoga and actively promotes more inclusive yoga cultures.
In addition to teaching at The Yoga Studio (Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga), Eva also leads an LGBT yoga class.