Healing Justice Online Class - 2019 Cohort - Registration Now Open!
with educator and author Loretta Pyles
Dates: Sunday September 29th - Friday October 18th
-Unique content will be delivered each day Sunday to Thursday (with Friday and Saturday off) that you can explore at your own pace on transformclassroom.online on your own time
-There will be a live class each Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm eastern time.
In this course, students will learn about inner healing through a transformative change lens. Moving beyond the commodified discourse of “self-care,” this course is concerned with healing the wounds of what bell hooks calls “imperialist-white supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy.” Offering resources and inquiries for those who want to understand the whole self, i.e., bio-psycho-social-ecological-spiritual, this course offers change makers an opportunity to embody the journey of healing justice with mindfulness and compassion. The course focuses on the personal, interpersonal, and structural conditions necessary to promote healing in organizations and social movement spaces. A supportive, trauma-informed online learning community will be co-created amongst instructor and students in order to hold space for transformative learning.
Suggested Reading: Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers
Students can order the book from Oxford University Press and receive a 30% off discount code: ASFLYQ6 - https://global.oup.com/academic/product/healing-justice-9780190663087?cc=us&lang=en&
Loretta’s sensibility about transformative justice was formed during her time working in a women's collective at a community-based domestic violence program in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to work in feminist movements, she has focused on racial justice, workplace justice, and disaster resilience. She came to body-mind-spirit practices in 1999, after becoming burnt out from her social services and social change work. Loretta’s integrative journey draws from her years of training in Buddhist meditation practices including zen, dzogchen, and vipassana. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Lauren Toolin at Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts in Albany, New York and her 500-hour yoga training at Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She continues her study with teachers from Buddhist, yogic, non-dual, and shamanic traditions.