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Yoga studios sometimes face the question of cultural appropriation. Healers using reiki and other indigenous practices question if their skills have an overlay of appropriation. This is how you make your income and feed your family. You want to figure out how to address race and social justice in your healing practice.

You are trying to figure out "what is for you to do." This is an invitation to create community with like-minded body healers, workers and yoga teachers who are also seeking solutions as to how they can make a difference and practice their specialty with a social justice conscience. Join us!

Presenting a virtual learning opportunity with
Iyabo Onipede


Iyabo Onipede is a seasoned intercultural development and race equity facilitator and consultant with a global perspective. A self-described “recovering attorney,” she brings a blend of her personal experiences, education and spirituality to all of her workshops. She designs customized, high touch experiences to navigate people through the choppy waters around exploring their identities, healing old racial and cultural wounds and creating new possibilities for communities of belonging.

Learn how to release old mental paradigms, become adaptive and confident when it comes to thinking, talking and acting about Race and Culture in this 7 module class.

Expanding Dignity:
unpacking culture and race
Deadline: Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:00 pm


Dates Class meets every weeks on Tuesday at 10:00 am EDT starting on September 15 for 7 sessions ending on October 27th, 2020. Each class is 2 hours long.

Class dates:
September 15, 22, 29 and
October 6, 13, 20, & 27.

Expanding Dignity:

Unpacking Culture and Race
USD$ 300
Upon Acceptance Into Class
  • $150/ mo x 2 months
Total $600
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Hope is my work. Compassion is my method. Liberation for all and Justice in community are the outcome.

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This is “the work my soul must have.” ~ Alice Walker

Why this class?

Developing intercultural competency has long been one of the top four priorities of excellent leaders and influencers. Given the current social climate, it has become more urgent for small business owners and coaches to factor race into not just their intercultural competency but also their world view.

How do we do the difficult work of empowering people to explore their racial and cultural identities, create change and influence their family members, workplaces, small businesses and communities? How do we create safety and do no harm? How do we transform our small businesses into thriving, productive expressions of our deepest held beliefs around racial and cultural equity?

We do that by learning in community! This offering is a 7-module class which will create a brave and exciting community of practice where participants will be empowered to stop harm and create more human dignity for self and others. As we dismantle racism within ourselves and in our work or businesses, we will deepen our understanding of our impact and align our values with a cause greater than each of us. The class will bring together a mix of critical race theory, identify formation and community building using the The CARA Model™, a proprietary integrative liberation framework that moves learners through an exploration of Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppression intentions to an activation of the capacity to become Liberation Practitioners.

Once the group is formed, we will take an assessment that will locate us on a spectrum of behaviors.  It will help us distinguish between where we are and where we want to be. It will help us identify our group identity in terms of culture and race. We will do a group debrief of our collective assessment and then have individual private debrief sessions.  Then we will begin the task of transformation of self  as we create healthy communities of belonging.  We will explore the impact of living in dominant cultures of oppression and end with the possibilities of building communities of transformation. We will develop tools, reflect together, learn together, challenge each other and most of all, breathe together even in a virtual learning space.

This is not a journey, but a pilgrimage. When you take a journey, you must leave home. A pilgrimage requires no physical movement but a spiritual, emotional and cognitive shift in consciousness. We do this work in a brave learning community together.

Come join us!

By taking this class, you will:

Dignity invites Belonging!

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Module two

What is the role of identity in this work?

We often think racism is happening to other people. We are not racist, right? What are some of the ways that Black and Non-Black people perpetuate a cultural climate of racism? Where do you stand? What are the named and unnamed forces shaping us into a culture of oppression for some and dominance for others? This module is all about exploration. You have to know where you are starting from in order to create momentum in the right direction.

module six

What is your unique meaning making process?

The process of centering inquiry allows us to explore the relationship between our values and theories that we make about the world around us. Are you aware of the frameworks you use to understand what is happening around you? This module will give us skills to move from our deepest held values into action and accountability.

module 7

What is your commitment to a new narrative?

As we close out this series, we will understand the power of a new narrative for ourselves and for our communities to create cultures of belonging. Establishing our personal agency, we will commit to the continuous expansion of our capacity to act in generative ways. What possibilities are we creating with a shared vision of a transformed community?

How Does It Work?

Become confident in taking action when it comes to race and culture in your personal life and in your business.



You will receive and assessment called the Intercultural Development Inventory that will locate your cultural competency on a continuum.


Private coaching session

You will receive a private one on one coaching session with Iyabo to debrief on your personal assessment.

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Community Building

You will co-learn alongside others and become a community of practice when it comes to ensuring that your business is an antiracist business

Trauma Informed

Each module is enriched with trauma informed practices that you can use on your own.

Trusted Knowledge

Each module is structured on evidence based information and thoroughly researched and proven strategies.

Interactive Engagment

This is not a prerecorded class. This is a live training. Portions of the training may be recorded as they occur but they will not be shared with the public.

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