January 21-February 25, 2021

8 Limbs Livestream

What is whiteness? What is white privilege/white supremacy? How can folks who identify as white see and dismantle their racism? At this historic moment of uprising against the violence and injustice of systemic racism and white supremacy, how can our practice support waking up to and dismantling these systems both internally and externally? And how can our spiritual practice support white folks to courageously follow this inquiry without collapsing in shame, guilt, or defensiveness?

Racism is not only racial hatred and bigotry, it includes the vast array of visible and invisible systems that give advantages to people who are considered white while disadvantaging people of color. For white identified folks, looking at it can be painful, provocative, and ultimately liberating.

This series is a introduction to racism and whiteness, with an emphasis on integrating the history and current context of systemic racism in the US with relational, emotion, and somatic practices to actually digest the material and allow ourselves to be transformed by it. We are dedicated to creating an anti-racist culture of connectedness and solidarity among white identified folks, rather than one of judgment and shame.

The 6-week series format will allow time to digest and inquire in a supportive but challenging environment.

The curriculum of this series is designed primarily for people who identify as white to do the important work of waking up to racism in ourselves and the world– i.e. it is intended to be a white caucus space as one very small part of larger social justice movement spaces that are BIPOC centered. If any BIPOC folks are interested in joining (at no charge), please be in touch at the email below.

Note: this class does not involve asana (posture) practice.

Class recordings will be available up to two weeks after the last day of series for those who miss sessions or would like to review material.

Questions, concerns? Please email annephyfe@8limbsyoga.com.

THURSDAYS, January 21-February 25, 2021, 4:00-6:00pm (Pacific Time)

LIVESTREAM Anna-Brown Griswold, co-facilitated by Kimber Simpkins

Tuition:

8 Limbs offers 3 tiers of pricing to support meaningful access at different economic levels and to support social justice initiatives at 8 Limbs. Please consider registering with the SUPPORTING or SUSTAINING rates:
  • SUPPORTING: $260
  • SUSTAINING: $195

If you need financial support to access this series, you may access it with our SUPPORTED RATE:

  • SUPPORTED: $130

The facilitator will be offering her part of the payment as reparations to a group of black educators.

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Note: Our series require a minimum of five registered participants, by five days before the start date; if you are considering joining please register early.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to start of series. No refunds allowable after that time.