NEW! Skill in Action: Open to Diversity: 9-hour live online Zoom group
Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 pm MT, April 29 – June 3, 2021
This distance reading and writing group for professional and personal development is centered around the book, Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World, by Michelle Cassandra Johnson. Amadea facilitates the journey, with break out groups each week for deeper exploration.
Join Amadea Morningstar, MA, RPE, RYT (she/her, creative writing and Polarity) in reading from and writing with Skill in Action by Michelle Cassandra Johnson, a book to “radicalize your yoga practice to create a just world.”
Open to everyone.
- Mobilize your understanding of yourself and your identity
- Explore how this identity impacts your professional & personal lives
- Build skills to effectively work with people different from you for a just world
- Create accessible spaces for people of all kinds
- Gain experience respecting, thinking, and communicating about differences, obvious and subtle
We’ll meet together once a week by Zoom for six weeks to write about our lives, our identities, our privileges, and our intentions. As we begin, you can ground into the present moment with Polarity, self marma therapy, and the five koshas, guided by Amadea. My intent is to invite you to explore how we can make our lives and professions more inclusive and safer for a broader range of people, including people of color, people with disabilities, and differently gendered people.
As a white person, my skin has been a cover, a protection. I can glide below scrutiny with it. It’s often not comfortable to talk about this stuff. Yet in order for the current picture of racial and identity inequity to shift, those of us who want it to change need to work together skillfully. Just as yoga, Polarity Therapy, and Ayurveda invite us to work with our muscles, energy, and good will, this group is designed to help us all get a little more skillful working with the large divides before us professionally and personally.
Who could benefit from this group: Polarity Therapists, Ayurvedic practitioners, yoga teachers and therapists, everyone who is interested.
Dates: Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 pm MT, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, and June 3.
BCPP CE hours: 9.0 hours. CE Domain hours for BCPPs: Preparation 2, Rapport 3, Strategy 3, Ethics 1
To purchase the book, Skill in Action by Michelle Cassandra Johnson : https://www.skill-in-action.com/the-book
About the facilitator: Amadea Morningstar is a writer, educator, and health care practitioner. Amadea has been facilitating groups on a variety of healing topics for the past 48 years. To be able to skillfully act in her work and life is a major topic of learning for her now. She is a Registered Polarity Educator, an Accessible Yoga Ambassador, and an Integral Yoga Teacher with an MA in counseling. www.AmadeaMorningstar.net