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2/15- Body Love Yoga: The Body is not an Apology

Body Love Yoga: The Body is not an Apology 

Date & Time: Wednesday, 2/15/23 12:00-1:30pm (via Zoom)​

Facilitators: Surrenca Albert, Psy.D., Elisa Cameron-Niang, LMHC, EdM, Adjoa Osei, Psy.D.


“Radical self-love is a return to the love of our whole being.” In “The Body is not an Apology,” Sonya Renee Taylor explores the impact of systems of oppression, such as racism, fatphobia, and ableism, on our bodies and highlights the healing power of radical self-love. Radical self-love encourages us to examine beauty standards, thoughts that we have internalized about our bodies, and to challenge voices of judgment rooted in bodily hierarchy and shame.

This workshop is an integrative healing space that focuses on movement, breathwork, meditation, and collaborative reflection. This event will begin with an introduction, intention setting, and creating a safe space. It will then transition to a 45-minute yoga flow followed by a discussion examining the impact of systems of oppression on our bodies and ways of being. Participants can expect to develop a deeper understanding of yoga, the mind-body connection, systems of oppression, and radical self-love. Please join with a yoga mat, towel, and journal or notebook.

Please note that this workshop will be centering the experiences of graduate students of color but is open to all GC registered students.

Register in advance for this workshop hereYou will need to use your GC student email address in order to get confirmation to join this workshop. 


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