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Creating Safe Spaces in Yoga Communities – a discussion

  • Loom Yoga Center 1087 Flushing Ave #117 Brooklyn USA (map)

With Ximena Savitch & Tamar Samir

“The family is the most tragic site for drama because the greatest horror arises when cruelty is done, where the presence of love is assumed.” —Aristotle

Yoga teachers and leaders of spiritual communities are called upon to create safe and welcoming environments in which all practitioners can investigate their unique life circumstances with care and support. In order to create a safe and trauma-sensitive practice environment, it is important to clarify the ethics of the student-teacher relationship, through ethical principles and an ongoing discussion about the application of those principles.

In this meeting, we will discuss and define ethics, spiritual bypassing, and different forms of spiritual abuse. We will discuss ways that students and teachers can support each other and identify and prevent abuse of power in yoga communities.

There is no cost to attend this workshop.