In this session we will focus on long-term planning (blueprinting, showcasing, and participatory evaluation) with an eye to building safety and self-awareness for all participants. The material will use as context offering sustainable yoga programs to young people and teachers in secondary and primary schools, as well as young people (and the staff and carers who support them) in foster care, dealing with homelessness, or otherwise struggling with the fallout from past or ongoing trauma.
The lens of safety will allow us to embrace serving the most vulnerable people in any population, and the internal directive to be as participatory as possible will challenge us to give all members of the project—be they teachers, yoga instructors, vulnerable young people, and other key stakeholders—a say in how the material will be looked at, documented and used in both the near and longer term. Both a focus on safety and a goal of broad inclusiveness will also be viewed as part of the whole scope of the practices and will be used as opportunities for each person to gain additional knowledge of self and others.
Registration is available online (click here). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.
About the Speaker
Mark Lilly is founder and president of Street Yoga, a Portland, OR based non-profit. Mark has developed many special yoga curricula in addition to the core and advanced Street Yoga trainings, specialized work for young patients recovering from illness or injury in the hospital, for young people recovering from sexual abuse, and workshops for adults moving through entrenched traumas or grappling with high-intensity communication situations.