27-29 September 2019

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Accessibility in Yoga : making meaning from words

  • Mezzanine 1 West Victoria Dock Road DD1 3JP (map)

As yoga teachers most of us believe that yoga is for everyone, that our classes and studios are accessible and open to all.

However, the dominant discourse around yoga is one that by its nature can appear exclusive. For many people, for many reasons, attending a yoga class does not feel accessible. Power dynamics, social class, geography, trauma and mental health all play a complex part in this culture and in order to change it we must first understand it. 

As yoga teachers we need to be explicit and deliberate in our efforts to offer the benefits yoga to everyone. This talk will explore how Edinburgh Community Yoga has approached this work, discuss why it is important and will open and encourage discussion around challenges and successes around making yoga more accessible in Scotland. 

NOTE: for every ticket sold a donation will be made to ECY behalf of Scottish Yoga Conference and our fellow yogis.

Later Event: September 29
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