Do we accept the world as it is or do we work for the world as it could be? There is a concept called the “Butter Fly Effect.” It basically says that every action we take has far reaching implications; that a butterfly wings breeze can change the weather 200, 400, 1000 miles away. It … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect
In preparation for the 200 hour yoga school collaborative effort between Love Light Yoga and the Equity Collective, each teacher is lending their voice and interpretation to justice, liberation or leadership. Join us! In this blog, Beth Zyglebaum, Owner of Leela Yoga Alameda reflects on how yoga philosophy gives a perfect outline for participating in transformation. … Continue reading How can you talk about yoga, uteruses and transformation at the same time?
Tiny Yoga Class: Poses for Peace and Power Yin Yoga and Social Justice: September 23-28th at Hollyhock Cortes Yin is always in relationship to something else, the b side, or heads to tails. Yin is feminine, yielding, solitary and fluid. It is the antidote to the fast pace of over performing and over doing. Yin … Continue reading Tiny Yoga Class: Peace and Power
A is for Activist is obvious. Author Innosanto Nagra has also written Counting on Community, these two books are a great starting place for conversation about the world. Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women World Wide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl provide a primer on all the amazing things that women do. Long Hair, Don't Care is a picture book for boys that don't fit the cultural norm.
Learning to forgive is a difficult journey of the ego. In spaces where we are task with look at the complexity of race, class, gender, religion, etc., it is sometimes hard to examine why people act the way they do. When building internal resources to combat everyday aggressions, it is helpful to remember the humanity of each person you encounter. This video serves as a reminder of the things we all need to work on and examine in our quest for forgiveness and a world that works for everyone.
Chastity is a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. A proud member of the Tla’amin Nation, located in Powell River just off the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC, she strives to keep her sacred First Nations culture, traditions, and values incorporated into her modern day life. Chastity has dedicated her life to facilitating … Continue reading Heartfulness, Part 2
The Equity Collective is in partnership with Love Light Yoga in Vancouver Canada. Together we offer a Yin Yoga, Justice and Liberation curriculum several times a year. September 23-28 of 2018 we will offer a session at Hollyhock. For more information you can go here or here. Below is the reflection of one of our … Continue reading Yoga, Justice and Liberation
At Commonweal in Bolinas California, I work with a group called Resiliency is our Community (ROC). Roc was established to support intergenerational collaboration around purpose, service and equity. Commonweal Executive Director, Oren Solzberg wanted to open up an honest dialogue about money and purpose and how to channel your hearts into your everyday choices. Quarterly, … Continue reading Heartfulness, Part 1
Management Assistance Group (MAG) envisions a world where the planet and all who inhabit it are treated with dignity and love and resources and power are shared in ways that enable everyone the opportunity to realize their potential and live life fully. ____________________________________________ I am working with an astounding group of individuals through the Network … Continue reading A Thriving Justice Ecosystem
As a Network Leadership Learning Lab fellow, we examine a number of connected ideas and explore systems change in relationship to one specific issue. In our learning we explore a number of different methodologies and look deep into how they are present in the work we do as well as in our personal lives. The … Continue reading The Four R’s