Universally Inclusive Yoga

Course Overview

Universally Inclusive Yoga

This offering is dedicated to ensuring that every person affected by sexual violence has access to yoga. It is founded on the belief that there are paths forward towards a safe experience for everyone, and that it is everybody's responsibility to take care of each other with the safety of every single person in mind.

Coming Soon

  • Where:
    Online
  • When:
    Oct-Nov, 2019

Who Is It For

This course, like its subject is for a wide audience. It is for:

  • yoga studio owners who want to continue creating the safest space possible for people to explore yoga
  • yoga instructors who want to refine their teaching and create broader welcoming for people who may have been hurt through sexual violence
  • program directors who want their staff, employees, and volunteers to be more sensitive to clients who have experienced such traumas, and to help their clients by better engendering programs that support their deepest strength and overcoming
  • students of yoga and students of life who may have endured sexual traumas of their own.

It is for everyone to continue building their own wellbeing in company of others in the context of sharing breath-centered resilience practices.

About this Course

With safety as its foundation, this four week online course is for anyone interested in the contemporary work being done to bring light to, and help rectify the ravages that sexual violence has brought into the lives of millions of people.

This offering is a joint collaboration of the Yoga Service Council and Rebel Breath, and is both co-created and facilitated by Danielle Rousseau, Mark Lilly, and Dani Harris.

The entire series will be private to the enrollees, with 3 sessions using online facilitated writing, discussion, and reflection, and 2 sessions live and collaborative via web/video conferencing.

Course Format

This course has 4 modules and two live sessions There is no need to rush, for once. Within the course you can be expected to:

  • Keep a journal for reflection. "Journalling" can take many forms: pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, painting, singing, dancing. Anything you can keep some sort of record of. You can choose to share or not. There is no pressure at all.
  • Respond to discussion prompts on the discussion board - this is the bulk of the course and is how we will create an active, and safe community within our time together. Know that you are not alone. You have classmates and instructors to support your learning and growth.
  • Participate in two 90 hour live sessions held over video conferencing.

This course provides an overview of how trauma impacts people’s wellbeing, and how breathing is an effective tool to build resilience. We will cover:

  • Trauma-Smart, Breath-Centered Resilience Building
  • Classroom best practices
  • Everyday Individual Resilience
  • Capacity & Strength Practices
  • Evaluation

This 2 day experiential workshop helps teachers meet real world needs with breathing practices that bring calm, focus, and help build strength and capacity.

You will be provided with a workbook

About the Trainers

Both Dani and Mark have taught this material scores of times, in many diverse places. No matter the audience, common themes are addressed first, then local needs and on the ground skills flesh out the offerings we co-develop, offering of sharing the practices of breathing well.

Learning Objectives

Rebel Breath advanced courses provide an opportunity to deepen into specific practice areas, and bring greater confidence in both implementation, and introspection.

Participants will deepen practical knowledge in:

  • Safety in the context of breath-centered resilience practices
  • Scope of sexual violence and population specific considerations
  • Best practices
  • Practical application of practices
  • Scope of practice and boundaries
  • The importance of self-study as the foundation for any work in this field