DC Yoga Podcast Episode 27- Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed "Yoga as a tool of resilience."
- Growing up in DC during the Crack Era
- Being confronted with racism for the first time at college
- Dealing with the anxiety and depression away from home in a hostile environment
- How yoga found her and she found yoga on campus
- Sleepless nights and being able to sleep in Savasana
- Inspired yoga studio
- Yoga as a place to get away from everything
- Feeling safe in the yoga studio
- The work of talking about race and yoga
- Sitting with and working through discomfort
- Incorporating the 8 limbs into an asana class
- Empowering women
- Changing the world by changing yourself.
- Yoga for Justice
- Training with Faith Hunter, Seane Corn and Hari Das
- Implicit racial bias
- Embodying generational racial trauma
- White dominance in the yoga space
- Spiritual Bypassing
- The big mess of True Love
- How to get more people of color into the yoga studio
Monea will be leading a workshop at Lighthouse yoga on Racism in the Community on Saturday Sept 21st and Sunday Sept 22nd (https://lighthouseyogacenter.com/).
Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed is a Racial Justice Speaker, Trainor, and Certified Yoga Teacher. She serves as Racial Justice Coordinator at YWCA York, where she is responsible for leading the organization and York community to racial equality through training, community events, and involvement with York school districts. Dr. Monea is also a registered yoga teacher in the vinyasa style of yoga. She has been a dedicated student of yoga for 16 years and uses her knowledge of mindfulness to inform her racial justice work. She lives in York with her husband, Musa Abdul-Majeed, and their three children, Lailah, Zainah, and Amir.
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