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Friday, October 13 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
KEYNOTE SESSION: 'Since My Body Is Your Business' + 'Yoga and Social Justice: Building Conscious Community'

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1:00 pm - 2:25 pm
"Since My Body Is Your Business" Storytelling by Kimberly Dark
  
Kimberly Dark travels the world telling stories about the body in culture. Funny, insightful and engaging, the stories in this performance session have been published in decolonizingyoga.com, Ravishly, Everyday Feminism, etc.. Start laughing and thinking as you get ready for the panel discussion just following this special performance.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Yoga and Social Justice: Building Conscious Community 

Join us for a panel discussion with four yogis who’ve been thinking and writing about conscious yoga culture for a long time. Kimberly Dark will facilitate the discussion with Beth Berila, Susanna Barkataki and Jessamyn Stanley, discussing topics such as how oppression prevents connection and interferes with ahimsa, connecting across differences, examining power, privilege and internalized oppression in our practice and in teaching, and how to create empowering yoga communities. There will be time for audience interaction as well. 


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Admission: Free for festival pass holders. Open to the public for $15 ($10 kama’āina). A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at festival check-in to receive kama’āina rates.

Teachers
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Susanna Barkataki

Susanna Barkataki, M.Ed. Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, E-RYT 500, member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Core Community of Interbeing, is passionate about decolonizing yoga and practicing it not just as poses but as a way of life. She shares yoga to be authentic, accessible and with the aim to benefit everyone... Read More →
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Beth Berila

Beth Berila, Ph.D., 500-hr, RYT, is the Director of the Women's Studies Program and Professor in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University. She is also an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She served as a Founding Member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and is now a community partner. She has offered online yoga and social justice courses with Dianne Bondy and with Off the Mat, Into the World. Her work focuses on forging a mindful social justice by weaving together yoga, meditation, and feminism to offer holistic ways to unlearn oppression and forge transformative ways of being. She is the author of Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy: Social Justice and Higher Education (Routledge, 2015), and co-editor, with Melanie Klein and Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D. of Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis (Rowman... Read More →
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Kimberly Dark

In addition to teaching yoga since 1999, Kimberly Dark’s writing and storytelling performances about the body in culture continue to help people reframe themselves as physically capable in whatever bodies they have, and culturally capable of creating a world that honors all bodies and experiences. She writes... Read More →
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Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina, and her classes use high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. She provides a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
1. EMAX

Attendees (12)