Jena DuncanJoin us on Saturday, October 26th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm for a donation-based, pop-up queer and trans yoga and mediation workshop at Breathing Space in Holyoke! You can expect time for physical practice, internal reflection, meditation, and community building.  

Whether you’re just starting out or practice regularly, you are welcomed to the mat with options at a pace that supports your body and experience. Jena is committed to lifting up those that haven’t felt welcomed in a mainstream yoga class. They share classes that are a vinyasa style flow of physical postures guided by themes of yoga and buddhist philosophy. Jena is devoted to sharing practice with their queer and trans community to contribute towards individual and collective healing and liberation. Suggested Donation $10-40, all welcome regardless of payment. Sign up here to reserve your spot.

Bio: Jena is a graduate of the Adhikara Yoga school which focuses on social justice, analyzing cultural appropriation, and a trauma-informed approach. They teach weekly Queer and Trans Yoga classes at the Survivor Arts Collective every Monday night at 7:15pm. We honor the 5,000 years of history and lineage of yoga that has come to us from South Asia by way of colonization and globalization. We acknowledge with humility, the privilege we have to practice asana, pranayama, and meditation. Commit to reflecting on your participation in cultural appropriation in the practice of yoga, check out Nisha Ahuja’s call to actions: http://www.decolonizingyoga.com/exploring-yoga-cultural-appropriation-nisha-ahuja/

 
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