This year Setu is looking closely at how teachers create space for their students show up as their whole selves in class. We are hosting a series of masterclasses that invite people to experience a themed class followed by conversation around how the teacher created that particular environment. A selection of teachers and organizations in New York, who specialize in yoga for trauma, veterans, fluid identities, larger bodies, cultural heritage and community building are partnering with us. Our goal is to give people tools and the understanding to empathetically support people from various life experiences in the yoga setting.
What this masterclass is all about
We are partnering with Merge New York to bring you this masterclass with Kajuan Douglas. Teaching Authentically focuses on finding your voice and speaking from a place of truth and sincerity. You’ll learn how to enhance your communication through direct impromptu speaking which helps enhance the mood and transformation in yoga classes. This class is for yoga teachers and students. Learn how and why a yoga sequence, music and the words said in classes how so much power. How can our voices make a bigger difference by being both personal and universal? This behind-the-scenes investigation is bound to give insight into not just yoga, but how we perceive the world.
About the masterclass teacher
Kajuan Douglas is a New York based Yoga teacher and the founder of Merge New York, a Self Discovery studio located in Soho. He teaches mindfulness and self empowerment through movement. He is known for insightful words, real world perspective and sassiness. Yoga has taught him life skills and self awareness, therefore he teaches from a place of understanding and creativity. Access your potential! It is not something distant from who we are, but our natural state.
2:45 – 3:00pm check-in
3:00 – 3:15pm welcome from Libby
3:15 – 4:15pm Kajuan’s class
4:15 – 4:20pm mini break
4:20 – 4:50pm guided conversation by Kajuan and Libby
4:50 – 5:00pm chill and chat