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Yoga for Social Activism: How to be Warrior for Change Through Service, Self-Study, and Community


  • Menla 375 Pantherkill Road Phoenicia, NY, 12464 United States (map)

As yoga and globalization continue to expand, how do we shift our practice into one of service, activism, and global change? By taking a deeper look into how to use the tool of yoga or “union” into a holistic life-style that encourages tangible compassion, mindful action, and social outreach, we are able to create a world in which we are both supported and supportive.

When yoga is taken out of the studio and into the world, a great shift in consciousness occurs. We have the opportunity to realize and see, through first-hand experience that we are, in fact, all one. We realize we are winning the lottery of life by not having to second guess where our next meal will come from or where we will be sleeping. These realizations makes it our global responsibility to stand up and give a voice to those who are unable to.

This weekend you are invited to explore Seva (service), Self-Study, Social Activism, Self-Care, and Sangha (community) to embark on a journey with founder of Souljourn Yoga, Jordan Ashley and Souljourn Yoga Retreat Leader, Lisa Bermudez, to experience what it means to be a warrior of change in 2019 by discovering causes that resonate with hearts and putting mindful action behind it.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

FRIDAY FEB 28th 2019 - DAY 1 / CHECK IN DAY

3-8pm Check-in

4-5:45pm Class for early arrivals (this is usually not in the schedule, but sometimes the faculty want to add this extra class)

6-7pm Dinner

7:30-9:30pm Evening Yoga Practice + Opening Circle where we set the mood for this incredible weekend by delving into the concept of Seva (service) and how it pertains to ourselves and the world at-large.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29th - DAY 2

7-8am Rise and shine with an invigorating yoga practice to uplift and inspire the beautiful day ahead!

8-9am Breakfast

9:30-11:45am We will focus this morning on Self-Study (Svādhyāya) by taking a deeper look at ourselves, personal history, and how that connects and correlates with our inner and outer circles. 12-1pm Lunch

1-4pm Free time for Spa treatments, hiking, etc

4-5:45pm This afternoon we are going to delve into what it means to use yoga for social activism. By looking at what causes resonate with our hearts and make us want to step out of our comfort zones and be a beacon of social change, we will begin to identify how to begin to engage with our yoga practice into a lifestyle of giving and gratitude.

6-7pm Dinner

7:30-9:30pm Self-Care will be the focus for this evening’s session. We will discuss how vital it is to replenish ourselves and take time to restore so that we can be of better service to our world. We will have an opportunity to nourish our outer beauty by playing with face masks and scrubs and will close the evening with a sound bath.

SUNDAY MARCH 1st - DAY 3 / CHECK OUT DAY

7-8am Our last practice of the weekend will be sure to open up your hearts as we flow with intention and gratitude.

8-9am Breakfast

9:30-11:30am Our last session will focus on Community (Sangha) as we discuss different ways to positively engage with different causes and populations to ensure that our energy and motivation is coming from a place of authenticity and kindness. Learn how to support and be supportive within your personal life and local/global community.

11:30-12p Check-out

12-1pm Lunch

1pm Goodbyes and departure

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