I love tailoring workshops for workplaces around wellness topics. A lot of evidence-based and historical research goes into my workshops and it is all presented in the most engaging and interactive ways possible. I believe in holding space for groups to share their collective wisdom and to create transformational journeys in each workshop so that the skills learned are positively helpful for life and work.
Here are some of the workshop topics I have created for clients:
- The Benefits of Meditation: How to Develop a Daily Practice
- Building Better Habits for Wellness
- Holistic Strategies for Stress Management and Better Sleep
- The Flow State and How to Access It
I also have a wide network of amazing colleagues and wellness professionals that I subcontract work for and these workshops can be tailored to your specific wellness strategy. I love being a gateway to other wonderful wellness resources. I can connect you with amazing presenters and help organize workshops on topics such as:
- Conflict Transformation/ Resolution
- Physiotherapy, Self-Massage, Posture
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Trauma and Emotional Recovery
- Counselling Psychology
- Non-violent communication
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Sexuality and Boundaries
As an Indo-Canadian woman who grew up practicing yoga, I have a unique perspective on the intersections of race, yoga, and capitalism. I have a degree Cultural Studies (examining systems of power such as race, class and gender) at UBC and in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, I decided to finally voice some thoughts in public about decolonizing yoga, cultural appropriation, and the way yoga has been sold and commoditized in the west.
I acknowledge this can be very sensitive and challenging territory for yoga teachers and yoga practitioners. The history of yoga in inextricably linked to the history of colonization in India and the ongoing racism that exists for people of colour.
My amazing friend Kacey Wilson (a US based yoga teacher and PhD candidate) and I held our first online workshop called, "Honouring the Cultural Roots of Yoga" this September (2020) and you can access the recording and resources for a small fee. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase the recording. In the workshop, we used interactive exercises and discussion to discuss:
- personal stories of cultural appropriation of yoga and the harm it causes
- a brief history of colonization in India , intergenerational trauma and its repercussions in the yoga world
- the lack of diversity in representation of yoga in the media and online
- understanding what cultural appropriation is and how to teach and practice in a culturally sensitive way
- how yoga can be a site for ancestral healing for everyone
- how to actively decolonize your yoga practice and become a better ally if you are not Indian
This workshop can be adapted for your Yoga Teacher Training, for your studio and its teachers, online to a private group, or for any other specific context. Emmy is also available for private one on one consultations and speaking engagements.