TRAINING + ADVANCED STUDIES
Are you ready to deepen your practice? Get trained at Sankofa Yoga and Wellness Center!
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Are you a yoga teacher or birth worker looking to deepen your knowledge of prenatal yoga? Join us for our prenatal yoga immersion! Our 7-hour, Yoga Alliance approved, course will provide foundational knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and empower instructors to practice and lead prenatal students through a safe, effective basic yoga practice.
Learn the principles of practice of prenatal yoga and experience the variety of ways you can teach and modify classes for prenatal students in mini-immersion program.
We will introduce appropriate prananyama, asana and restorative poses for pregnancy per trimester; benefits of meditation and stress reduction; and discuss common physical issues that occur during pregnancy.
7 hours of live instruction
7 contact-hours CEC for Yoga Alliance
Certificate of Completion
This course will be presented hybrid (you have the option to attend in-studio or Zoom online live stream).
Registration closes Saturday, September 26th or when full. Limited spaces available!
This mini-immersion qualifies for seven (7) Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (CEC) .
If you are not a yoga teacher, it is recommended that you have at least 6-months of experience with a yoga practice.
Begins Thursday, October 22
While asana, the physical postures, is one of the 8 limbs of yoga, the full experience of yoga comes through the principles and practices found in the other seven. Join us as we dive deeper into two of those, the Yamas and Niyamas, which are the restraints and observances thought of as the guidelines, tenets, ethical disciplines, and precepts of yoga. Learn how these principles work together to achieve social justice.
Join Tamisha, yogi, community organizer, anti-racism trainer and social justice scholar as we explore these ethical principles of yoga through the lens of social justice.
This 5-week series is first of a two-part program (Part 1: Yamas, Part 2: Niyamas) designed to take a deeper, expansive and critical dive into yoga. Learn to embody the true meaning of yoga in your everyday life, discover yogi-activists historically and present, and critically examine how yoga’s ethical practices help to provide the framework for social justice.
Each meeting includes lecture, supplemental readings, critical analysis, group discussion and the intuitive space to personally examine how the yamas inform us in our growth as social justice warriors.
Thursday, 10/22: Ahimsa | 7PM- 8:30
Thursday, 10/29: Satya | 7PM- 8:30
Thursday, 11/5: Asteya | 7PM- 8:30
Thursday, 11/12: Brahmacharya | 7PM- 8:30
Thursday, 11/19: Aparigraha | 7PM- 8:30
Location: This is a virtual course.
Tuition | $247
The cost of Social Justice According to the Yamas is $247. All applications require a $97 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available upon request in two installments. Email
Registration closes Thursday, October 15th or when full. Limited spaces available!
Required Course Materials:
The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
Additional readings will be provided.
This course qualifies for eight (8) Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits (CEC)
This course is open to everyone! You do not have to be a yoga student, yoga teacher or activist to participate. This course calls for folks who are ready to deepen their understanding of yoga and social justice and want to evoke action to accompany their practice.
ABOUT YOUR TRAINER:
Tamisha J. Ponder is an E-RYT 200, RYT-500, Reiki Master Teacher, Thai Massage Specialist, Fertlity Doula and founder/owner of Sankofa Yoga and Wellness Center. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Language, Literacy and Culture completing oral history research on Undergraduate Black Women Activists During Black Lives Matter 2014-16. Holding a master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies: Health and Sexuality, and a bachelor's degree in Journalism with minors in History and Black Women's Studies, Tamisha is rooted in community healing and community advocacy. For more more details, click here.