Workshops & Events

Join guest workshop leader Dr. Nathalie Edmond for a workshop and book discussion series! We are so honored to welcome Dr. Edmond to Yoga Habit’s virtual space!

Part 1: Workshop and Discussion: Tuesday, August 4th from 7:30-9:30 PM on Zoom

Part 2: Book Discussion: Tuesday, September 15th from 7:30-9 PM on Zoom

All of us, but white people in particular, are challenged this year to explore moving away from colorblindness or neutrality about racism to becoming an anti-racist.  Mindfulness can be a path to exploring our stories through the lens of race, learning our biases, and becoming allies in the quest to have freedom for all and equity that challenges the racist foundations of the United States.  Concepts such as white supremacy, white privilege, internalized racism, microaggressions, Black Lives Matter will be explored during this workshop series as well as actions people can take to become an anti-racist in their daily life.

We come to our yoga mats for so many reasons, to take care of our bodies, minds, and to connect to ourselves and others. If you’ve stuck it out through a challenging class you’ve probably found that you learn and grow a lot by staying in an uncomfortable pose. We can approach conversations about racism just as intentionally. These conversation topics can be uncomfortable but they are necessary. Our intention for this series is to create a safe space for learning and discussion and to empower our community to collectively take action to create positive change in the world.

Dr. Edmond will lead an educational presentation and discussion during the first meeting of this workshop series on August 4th. You will leave feeling inspired to continue anti-racism work throughout your life. With that inspiration in mind, we added continued education and a second virtual gathering! We will read Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King over the 6 weeks following Part 1. We will come back together on Zoom on September 15th to discuss the book with Dr. Edmond.

Get to know Dr. Edmond!

Nathalie Edmond is a licensed clinical psychologist and experienced yoga teacher. She has been in the therapy world for twenty years. Dr. Edmond specializes in the treatment of trauma from a mind-body-spirit approach. Social justice is centered in her work. She has a variety of trainings on diversity and inclusion and developing an anti-racist identity. She enjoys bringing a mindful and compassionate approach to difficult conversations to help everyone awaken and be free. She is the owner of a group practice in Ewing, NJ called Mindful and Multicultural Counseling. 

More anti-racism resources available through Dr. Edmond’s website: https://www.mmcounselingcenter.com/anti-racism-resources.html

Can’t make one or both of the scheduled dates but still want to attend? Sign up online and email hello@yogahabit.com to let us know. We will send you a recording of the workshops following each workshop date.

Pricing:

We are offering three pricing options for this series. 50% of your payment will go directly to the workshop leader and 50% will be donated to Philadelphia Black Giving Circle. Pay what you can! 

Pay What You Can Pricing Options (covers both part 1 & 2 of the series): $20, $40 or $60 

One time enrollment will sign you up for both parts of the workshop. You will receive a Zoom link 30 minutes prior to start time.

Have a question? Email hello@yogahabit.com