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Freeing our Yoga from Binary Gender for LGBTQIA Yoga Teachers with Avery Kalapa

Yoga philosophy and asana can help us become aware of, disrupt, and clear out binary gender, so that we can expand into deeper, more integrated, joyful embodiment and sense of Self. Let's gain inspiration, insight, and practical tools to create more affirming, inclusive yoga spaces. We will unpack how harmful binary gender norms show up in mainstream yoga classes, and gain practical skills to shift your yoga spaces to be more welcoming and affirming to trans and nonbinary folks. This workshop will be taught by Avery Kalapa (they/them). Avery is a yoga lover, community weaver, organizer, and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), eRYT500, YACEP, BFA, with 20 years of experience. Avery's practice and teaching is rooted in anti-oppression, and yoga for inner healing and awakening, towards collective liberation. They cherish anti assimilation and love creating space for empowering inner transformation that centers queer and trans folks, outsiders, and changemakers too often left out of mainstream yoga. They are involved in various yoga equity projects including organzing Albquerque Queer Trans Community Yoga. Avery is a white, queer, nonbinary settler grateful to live in the high desert, on unceded Tiwa land, in Albuquerque NM.

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