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Sun, May 19

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Virtual Event

Tantra for Activists

An exploration of tantric yoga practices ideal for supporting activists and sustaining activism.

Tantra for Activists
Tantra for Activists

Time & Location

Last available date

May 19, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – Jun 26, 2024, 8:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

About the event

Whether you are a long-time activist or new to social justice this series may be for you.

Tantric practices are diverse and multifaceted. Join Kendra Coupland through an exploration of yogic practices rooted in Tantric tradition aimed at not only supporting activists but also helping them to build the resilience necessary to sustain their activism over an extended period of time. 

Utilizing teachings from sacred texts The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali (aphorisms on the teachings of yoga), The Pratyabhijñāhṛdayam ('The Heart of Self-Recognition'), and the Sri Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra. ('Sacred Wisdom of the Fiercely Expansive, Liberating Consciousness') we will dive into self-care practices that support collective wellbeing.

When:

The series will take place over 6 weeks from May 19th- June 26th, every Sunday & Wednesday evening from 7PM - 8:30PM PST

Each 90-minute class will contain a lesson component as well as time to practice each of the techniques. 

Classes are recorded and uploaded & accessible to registrants for 30 days following the series.

Practitioners will cultivate diverse tools to support both their inner and outer work including:

  • Movement & somatic practices
  • Breathwork
  • Guided meditation & contemplative practice
  • Esoteric philosophies & folklores for radical activism

What are the fundamental skills we will develop in this workshop?

  • Channeling an activated/triggered state into activism
  • Regulating the nervous system
  • Navigating burnout
  • Expanding our capacity for activism/organizing
  • Developing humility & navigating self-righteousness

Who is this workshop best suited for?

  • People engaging with social justice activism but struggling to stay regulated
  • Activists who are feeling exhausted, burnt out, or hopeless
  • People who want to engage with social justice activism but worry they don't have the capacity
  • People who are engaging in social justice activism but wish to expand their existing capacity
  • People who are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of social justice work there is to be done, and don't know where to start

Accessibility:

  • Kendra is a trauma-informed teacher.
  • This workshop will be offered online to keep it as physically accessible as possible.
  • This workshop has no ASL; however, live captions can be turned on.
  • Sessions will be recorded and accessible for up to 30 days after the series.
  • Slides can be sent ahead of time for students using e-readers, upon request
  • Sliding scale pricing is available.

About the facilitator:

Kendra Coupland (she/her) is a meditation/mindfulness coach, yoga grandmaster and multi-disciplinary artist of mixed Afro-Caribbean and Romani-Hungarian heritage. As a survivor of childhood sexual violence, Kendra brings a compassionate, trauma-informed, and intersectional framework to her practice. Her work strives to create safer spaces for people who experience marginalization to practice self-liberation, and she is whole-heartedly dedicated to building communities of loving kindness and care.

Cost:

Sliding scale tuition is available. How do I know what tier I should be in?

Tier One: $450 for all 12 workshops ($37.50CAD per 90 minute workshop)

Tier Two:  $250 for all 12 workshops ($20.83CAD per 90 minute workshop)

Tier Three: $150 for all 12 workshops ($12.50CAD per 90 minute workshop)

Can't attend but want to support? Donate a ticket for another participant.

Tickets

  • Tier One

    I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs. I may have some debt but it does not prohibit the attainment of basic needs. I own my home or property OR I rent a higher-end property. I own or lease a car. I am employed, my business is successful, or do not need to work to meet my needs. I have regular access to health care. I have access to financial savings. I can afford an annual vacation or take time off.

    $450.00
    +$11.25 service fee
  • Tier Two

    I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them. I may have some debt, but it does not prohibit the attainment of basic needs. I own or lease a car. I am employed.I have access to healthcare. I have some expendable income. I am able to buy some new items & I thrift others. I can take a vacation annually or every few years without financial burden.

    $250.00
    +$6.25 service fee
  • Tier Three

    I frequently stress about meeting basic needs. I have debt and it often prohibits me from meeting my basic needs. I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing. I do not have a car and/or have limited access to a car but I am not always able to afford fuel. I am unemployed or underemployed. I qualify for government benefits. I have no access to savings. I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them. I cannot afford to take time off without financial burden.

    $150.00
    +$3.75 service fee
  • Donated Ticket

    This option is not for admission to the event, rather it is a space to donate funds towards a ticket for someone in the community who otherwise could not access the workshop. Ticket to the event is not included.

    $
    +Service fee

Total

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