We Stand with #BlackLivesMatter

Jun 9, 2020   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments
We believe in a world where everyone belongs. That’s why we stand with Black Lives Matter. Read on to learn more about how we’ve support the movement including offering full scholarships to our teacher training program to BLM activists.

 

In honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve already raised $1,000 for the Southern Poverty Law Center. We’re also awarding ten full scholarships for our yoga teacher training program to BLM activists (email jasmine@yogadistrict.com to apply).

 

We do this because yoga’s first ethical rule is ahimsa (non-violence). That means we’re peacefully fighting for an end to violence against black people. You can further support this intention by joining fundraiser classes Wednesdays with Lindsay, Fridays with Micah, Sundays with Kendall, and Thursdays with MadissonIzzy, or Micah. We hope that your asana practice with us provides for your self care, re-energizing you in your struggle for ahimsa too.

 

Check our schedule for regular events exploring how yoga philosophy relates to activism too. Thanks for your support.

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The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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