This year Setu is looking closely at how teachers create space for their students show up as their whole selves in class. We 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.
About this masterclass
Join Regina for this special gathering for yoga teachers looking to adapt more inclusive language and sequencing into their classes. This masterclass will show teachers the benefits of being more aware of the variety of folks who enter their class space who are often wanting to feel seen and safe enough to practice freely without the threat of hurtful language related to their identity. The practice will begin with a grounding meditation followed by a slow flow asana practice emphasizing inclusive use of overall language, alignment cues and community building. Mats, blocks and other props will be provided. After practicing join Regina and the Setu community in a discussion relating to yoga teaching, allyship, gender, identity and inclusivity.
2:45 – 3:00pm check-in
3:00 – 3:15pm welcome from Libby
3:15 – 4:15pm Regina’s class
4:15 – 4:20pm mini break
4:20 – 4:50pm guided conversation by Regina and Libby
4:50 – 5:00pm chill and chat
Regina is a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor from the Kripalu school of yoga and ayurveda, a 500-hr yoga teacher, a Barre fitness instructor and Breathwork healer residing in Brooklyn, NY. Her philosophy is that there is no “real yoga”, “right yoga” or “wrong yoga”. There is however a spiritual practice that is individual, and that has the same goal as any other spiritual practice, which is to raise the consciousness of the practitioner and support them in discovering and connecting with themselves. Her classes are strength-building with emphasis on breath and body awareness. Through the practice of yoga, one can step into living in kindness and harmony of body, mind and spirit.