Yoga and Technology - A Digital Divide?
For yoga students, teachers or wellness practitioners many of us are working to catch up and get online. For some of us this is a struggle. Maybe we are resistant to technology or don't know the tools or apps to use. And that's ok.
Maybe we don't believe TRUE yoga can be shared online.
But here's the thing.
We & our practice can thrive in these times. We just need to know a few keys and the tools to use.
And there's something even more important.
Yoga is a technology itself.
And Just like using a mala as a pretty decoration is watering down and missing the powerful point of mantra meditation, we too miss the opportunity of yoga online if we don't utilize this moment to practice and share the deep roots of yoga.
Technology used with yoga can be a mantra.
Mantra is a support for the mind. Technology, in this moment, is a vehicle that supports our minds, depending on how we use it.
We can utilize technology to support our one pointed experience.
This is so challenging - I know - in these times. We often use technology as an escape, distraction, or even something to feed our anxiety and fear. Its happening to me too.
I also know that this is an opportunity with technology to better embody our practice and serve our clients and students while also honoring yoga’s roots and supporting your own wellbeing.
Yoga and Wellness practitioners, as unbelievable and scary as it is, we and our practices are made for these times.
With a simple practice of technology as mindfulness we can become one with the medium.
We, the tool, the transmission, and the receiver are one.
This is yoga!
Technology becomes mantra.
In this webinar, I share my absolute love of form and function, of tech and presence, and all the tools to support you with what I’ve learned from a decade of doing online education.
I want to show you how to get set up online and honor yoga’s roots as we do.
In this sliding scale donation virtual fireside chat I will share best of what I've learned creating, educating, disrupting the industry and teaching online so we can navigate these changes while honoring yoga’s roots.
I'll light a candle and bring the fire! You grab your journal, and lets dive in together.
I believe in the power of collaboration, community and know that one thing we an do is we can create a more equitable and just yoga world together right now.
We have a unique opportunity to create equity with online engagement.
* Do-It-Yourself tools and other best practices for going online - How to get started well, what to do and what not to do, from mics to visuals to sounds to movement!
* How to use simple technology to give you the most "at home" or "in studio" feel
* And of course - we will cover key ways to Honor Yoga’s Roots EVEN as you take your yoga online.urself tools and other best practices for going online - How to get started well, what to do and what not to do, from mics to visuals to sounds to movement!
And we survey your online life and see how diverse it is and what you can do in your teaching to make it more inviting to more people - since now you can reach people everywhere!
Step 1: To view the webinar - Donate here - PayPal.me/Susannabarkataki
$30 - Sustainer
$20 - Supporter
$10 - Community rate
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Step 2: After you have made a donation access Webinar here:
All About Tech DIY and Superfly
Password = Technologyismantra
(note the capital letters)
Step 3: Put this into practice!
Resources we discussed in the webinar:
Zoom - https://zoom.us/
Union Fit - https://www.union.fit/
Reparations by Patrisse Cullors - Harvard Law Review
How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice
Reimagining the Yoga and Wellness Commons
Step 4: Join the new webinar. If you would like to join the next webinar - all about how to be embodied, effective and inspiring while teaching online, you can do so by clicking on the image below or go here.
See you soon!