Workshop: "Yoga for the Resistance" with Dr. Sabrina Strings

Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:00am to 12:00pm

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The Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to this online Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change workshop with sociology and yoga scholar Sabrina Strings, Ph.D.

With our government’s travel bans, the reinforcement of anti-trans urinary segregation, and the step-up of immigration raids, the most vulnerable members of our communities are under attack. In this workshop, we will consider how a yoga practice can help us to remain grounded in the midst of the storm, and provide a framework for social action.
We will discuss the framework for social action known as “spiritual justice.” It will offer a space to discuss yoga philosophy, engage in an integrated (asana, pranayama, and meditation) yoga practice, and consider the relationship between yoga and social justice. We will consider: How can an integrated yoga practice contribute to our self-care? What is the relationship between self-care, and care for others (i.e. spiritual justice)? How can spiritual justice orient us toward dismantling systems of oppression?

To Attend
Registration is open online (click Buy Tickets button) until Friday, November 20, at Noon. This is a virtual workshop. On the Friday before the workshop, registered participants will receive an invitation to connect via live videoconference using Zoom. Read here on how to connect.

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. For further information, please email the Center at

A Note on Time Zone: The date and hours listed for this program are under Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -8:00).

About the Speaker
Sabrina Strings, Ph.D. is associate professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. A certified yoga teacher, her work on yoga has been featured in The Feminist Wire, Yoga International, and LA Yoga. Her new book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, was named one of Essence magazine’s "10 Books We're Dying To Toss Into Our Summer Totes".

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