Yoga as an Inclusive Space: A masterclass on creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ students with Regina

April 27, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm · 520 Broadway floor 4, New York, NY 10012

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.

Event Schedule

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

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