Workshop: "Using Yoga to Transform Trauma and Injustice" with Hala Khouri


The Center for Religion & Spirituality invites you to this Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change workshop of with yogi Hala Khouri.

In this workshop, participants will explore the somatic and socio-political framework of personal, interpersonal, and systemic trauma, and how this manifests in individuals and their communities. In addition to exploring tools from the growing field of trauma research, yoga, and mindfulness, we will be investigating the link between personal trauma and institutionalized and normalized systems of oppression.

Along with addressing individuals, this workshop will explore how systemic patterns of trauma, marginalization and oppression, at the heart of social justice issues such as poverty, racism, ableism, homophobia, etc., impact entire communities of people.

To Attend
Registration is open online (click Buy Tickets button). 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 call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or e-mail

Getting Here
Foley Annex is located on the main campus, off of Ignatian Circle (view map below). Underground parking is available in the adjacent Life Science Building. Parking is free on weekends (please do not feed the meter).

About the Speaker
Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT 500 has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. Hala is one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the tools of yoga and somatic practices within a justice framework to inspire people to be conscious leaders of change. Through the non-profit A Thousand Joys, Hala works with social workers and direct service providers, educating them on the effects of vicarious trauma and offering them somatic tools to discharge and manage stress and create a culture of wellness.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

Foley Annex, 160
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type



LMU Extension, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Extension Yoga Studies, Mindfulness and Social Change Series


$35 per person




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