Race based stress and trauma are so common in our culture that we are not always aware of the negative impact. Yet, we have all had experiences, some of them painful, that arise from our racial or ethnic identity. The focus of this workshop is on the ability of restorative yoga to aid in the recovery of trauma and the alleviation of stress based on racial and ethnic wounding. In this workshop participants will take a look at their relationship to race and ethnicity, their hidden and unhealed wounds, and will discover the healing power of self-study, restorative yoga, connection, and shared narrative to support healing.
Even if you have never had a direct experience of racial wounding, as aware members of the human family we know that when something affects one of us it affects us all. This workshop is relevant to yoga therapists, yoga teachers, educators, medical and health care professionals, and behavioral health specialists regardless of their racial or ethnic identity, who are interested in becoming engaged in this work.
We will learn what constitutes race based stress and trauma, how it differs from PTSD, the cultural conditioning that contributes to racial wounding, the impact of intergenerational trauma, our vulnerabilities that make this a difficult conversation, and ways to identify what triggers you. We will identify where racial stress and trauma land in the body, and how restorative yoga can be used as an effective self-care tool to buffer the nervous system, increase resilience, and strengthen your psychological immune system as you navigate the stresses and traumas that arise from daily-lived experiences associated with race.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight
Tiered Pricing Options
Tuition option can be selected during the registration process. Click "Register Today" to customize your registration.
This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.
This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25