Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts - FR1JAC
Our yoga practice and our personal, lived experiences can be essential to many of our self-care practices, and it can also begin to awaken our bodies in ways that make us more aware both within and beyond the physical body. Making connections between what the body experiences and the ways in which our mind processes and understands issues surrounding inequality and exclusion is essential for any yoga teacher who wants to be more inclusive. In addition, this intensive provides space for yoga teachers and students who are curious about how inclusion can truly be experienced within a yoga class that is deliberate, aware and grounded in compassion. Inspired by her work with Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College founded by Chelsea in 2013, this 6-hour experience uses asana, dialogue, journaling, poetry and meditation to attune to our individual and collective purpose(s) while in community with others. This workshop includes a dharma talk, gentle or restorative practice, guided journaling and/or poetry experience (individual and collective), meditation and Yoga Nidra with aromatherapy. This course is perfect for anyone who works with, is a part of, or an ally to vulnerable or marginalized communities and is interested in understanding yoga in relationship with the work you do, or want to do in your community. This intensive is designed to: (1) Access yoga as a way to practice self-care. (2) Cultivate community relationships while engaging yoga. (3) Demonstrate how yoga and literature together can be used as a tool for cultivating an empowered voice for yourself and your students. Please bring: • Journal or notebook • Pen/pencil • One personal item that is meaningful to you and that you feel comfortable speaking to within the group.
FRIDAY APRIL 13
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts - SA2JAC
Join Chelsea for a yoga practice that utilizes the breath, reflection and the written word as a path to explore sensation and purpose. Inspired by the community of work of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp that Chelsea founded in 2013, this class holds space for the practitioners who love journal writing, meeting others across yoga communities, and a good ole-fashioned asana practice that is both accessible and challenging.
SATURDAY APRIL 14
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts - SA4JAC
When Chelsea began teaching over a decade ago, her most popular classes were the ones that elevated her ability to align yoga postures and soulful music that were always in conversation with the intentions, purpose, and power of yoga. Join Chelsea for a vinyasa class that centers the impact music has on her practice and the ways in which she shares across communities.
SATURDAY APRIL 14
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts - SU1JAC
Have you been longing for a yoga practice that is supportive and deeply reflective? Join Chelsea for an intimate Yoga Nidra experience where she will guide you through a restorative meditation using the breath, relaxation and visualization. This class is for all ages, backgrounds, body types, and levels of experience.
SUNDAY APRIL 15
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION