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Free Discussion - Consent, Abuse and Power in Yoga and Mediation Communities

  • MI-YA yoga Stockerstrasse 58 8002 Zürich (map)

In light of recent news in regards to sexual abuses both in Shambhala, a Buddhist organization that I have been a part of, as well as the ongoing revelations surrounding sexual assault with regards to Pattabhis Jois.....

I am offering on July 28th a free and open discussion surrounding the topics of CONSENT, ABUSE and POWER in yoga/meditation communities at MI-YA studio - where we can and will discuss and/or listen to everything from consent in classrooms to trauma-sensitivity to abuse of power in teacher-student relationships and more.*

We are here to listen and learn. We are here to share our own stories and hear others. We are here to shift the abyss of silence we feel in regards to these topics in certain communities. We are here to hold space for this to change and to encourage each and every one of us to look at the ways we abuse power or allow others to take ours. 

I am speaking up and I’m listening deeply. Will you join me?

WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS A FUTURE MAKE-YOUR-OWN CONSENT CARD gathering, where everyone can design cards that give their students the freedom to say "yes" or "no" to physical adjustments in class. 

Saturday, June 28th
to anyone and everyone

*speaking up is totally optional. listening compassionately is a requirement. 

Earlier Event: June 30
Teacher Advanced Studies
Later Event: October 6
SADHANA studies: the art of vinyasa