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[Canceled] Yoga, Purpose, and Action 2.0 with Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, and Nikki Myers
Oct 12, 2019| $700 – $1300
An Off the Mat Into the World Training
with Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, and Nikki Myers
The Summit, 420 E Pike St.
Yoga, Purpose and Action 2.0 is a 5-day leadership intensive for anyone wanting to discover, refine or expand their purpose in the world and live a life dedicated to justice and inside out transformation. We believe that collective liberation is the goal, and this requires a commitment to a personal journey of introspection, healing and accountability that allow us to participate in an effective and healthy way. We also believe that embodied practices like yoga, meditation and ritual are powerful tools for both self-inquiry and sustainability.
The arch of this training begins with a personal inquiry about the ways you have been shaped by your life experiences and how that influences how you see the world and participate. Next, we explore how to transform our wounds into our gifts, with a very practical and creative approach to taking action in conscious and collaborative ways. All of this is done within a context that acknowledges the systemic issues that shape our worldview and our actions.
OTM founders each get to share the essence of their work this week. This is a rare chance to be with three world-renowned facilitators who model collaboration as one of the crucial tools for ongoing action.
This Training Includes:
✓ Embodied Mysticism: A journey through the chakras
✓ Trauma: Personal, Interpersonal and Systemic Dynamics
✓ Voice of Change: Liberation, expression and truth telling
✓ Embodied Social Justice: Power, privilege and positionality. How we are shaped by the larger systems we live in
✓ Purpose and Action: What does conscious engagement look like and what do you need to move forward towards living a life of meaning and sustainability dedicated to justice for all beings
This training is for people looking to vision, articulate and live fully their purpose as well as those deeply steeped in their work but who need community and support We are committed to creating a space where people of all genders, gender identities, races, abilities, body size and sexual orientation feel included.
*Please note that course registration price does not include housing.
Dates: October 12 – 16, 2020
* At OTM, we stand for leveraging our privilege to support others. If you can afford to, please consider paying it forward by paying any amount above $700. This allows us to continue scaling the prices of our intensives so that everyone is included. We are committed to cultivating a diversity of voices and life experiences in our trainings and making them accessible to people of all income levels.
If you have already done our 5-day intensive, we suggest considering doing this one. Our trainings have evolved tremendously and people who have repeated the course have expressed that it was highly beneficial and strengthened their work in the world.
Here’s What’s Possible With Yoga, Purpose, and Action:
Are you looking to take your yoga off the mat and contribute to society in an effective, healthy & sustainable way? Join us for Yoga, Purpose & Action with Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling and Nikki Myers at 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle. This 5-day training has catalyzed the birth of organizations & community-based projects throughout the globe that have contributed to society in the areas of:
✓ Human Rights
✓ Food Justice
✓ Economic Justice
✓ Racial Justice
✓ Public Policy
✓ Environmental Justice
✓ Disability Justice
✓ Gender Justice
✓ Youth Education
Yoga is the foundation —this transformational week is a journey of introspection, healing and accountability leading you on the path to refine and expand your personal purpose in the world.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to 14 days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.
About the instructors: Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, and Nikki Myers
Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching yoga and the movement arts for over 20 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that addresses trauma and its symptoms.
Hala is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a training organization that bridges yoga and activism within a social justice framework. She leads trauma informed yoga trainings nationally and her own 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles. She has been in private practice for 10 years working with individuals and couples. Hala lives in Venice, CA with her husband and two sons where she also teaches public yoga classes weekly.
Suzanne Sterling is a dedicated musician, yogi, activist and social innovator who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for over 20 years. She is a passionate facilitator of embodied healing and her unique style is a deep yet ecstatic journey into the heart of creativity, authentic connection with Source, and joyful service.
She has been a featured artist/teacher at numerous festivals and conferences such as, Wanderlust, Omega, Esalen, Kripalu, Yoga Journal, Hanuman, Burning Man, Symbiosis, Ecstatic Dance, Bhaktifest, Boomfest, LIB, Earthdance (where she led the world’s largest Spiral Dance for 5000 people) and many more. She is also part of the nationwide faculty for YogaWorks Teacher Trainings.
Nikki Myers is An accomplished teacher and practitioner, Nikki Myers is an MBA, Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and Certified Addictions Recovery Specialist. Born from her personal struggle with addiction, Nikki is the founder of Y12SR: The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. Based in its theme ‘the issues live in the tissues’, Y12SR is a relapse prevention program that weaves the art & science of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step programs. Y12SR meetings are now available all over the United States and the curriculum is rapidly becoming a feature of addiction recovery treatment centers. Nikki’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Origin Magazine, CBSNews and more. In 2014, Nikki was honored as a recipient of the esteemed NUVO Cultural Visionary Award for her work with Y12SR.
2020 Yoga Teacher Training, 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, Hala Khouri, NIkki Myers, Suzanne Sterling, Yoga Purpose and Action 2.0