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How To Have Courageous Conversations About Race With Friends And Family

July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT



with Dr. Monea Tamara

Racial Justice trainer, speaker, and yoga teacher

Registration is $20!

Did you miss the live workshop? No worries – you can watch the replay until 9:00 pm on Thursday, August 6.

Here’s why you want to be in this workshop:

It’s no secret that we are living during revolutionary times. Our society is reckoning with the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, not to mention the Amy Coopers, political decision…all with the backdrop of Covid-19, which is disproportionately affecting the Black and Brown community. BIPOC are tired, grieving, being re-traumatized, angry, hopeful and experiencing every emotion in between. White people are confused, defensive, feeling guilty, sad, and some are being whiplashed into the realities of racism…maybe for the 1st time.  We are being forced to talk about race more and more. It’s time to welcome the conversation.

Black Yogis. Brown Yogis. White Yogis. All Yogis – 

This workshop is for you!

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use your yoga practice to:

  • Develop shared language around antiracism;
  • Discover the best ways to respond when friends and family get defensive about race; and
  • Be true to yourself while being compassionate to others, especially those who don’t share your point of view.

Join Racial Justice Speaker/Educator and Yoga Teacher, Dr. Monea, for a 90 minute workshop to learn how to use the tools of yoga to have courageous conversations about race with family and friends.

About Dr. Monea

Guided by Dr. King’s racial justice philosophy, Dr. Monea fuses her Ph.D. in Sociology, over 16 years of Federal Government service, her 500-hour yoga teacher certification, and mommy intuition to deliver jaw-dropping, tear-jerking, speeches for audiences yearning for racial justice transformation. Dr. Monea grew up Washington, DC, where she returned to attend graduate school at Howard University after she completed her Bachelor’s of Arts at Washington and Lee University. Her voice is calm, yet assertive, while her influence is motivating yet direct. She’s spoken to and trained hundreds of people from the Mid-Atlantic area all the way to South Africa. Her life’s mission is to “eliminate racism one heart at a time.”

About Hari-kirtana das

Your host for this workshop, Hari-kirtana das is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, Founding Director of the Bhagavata-sevaya School of Yoga, and the author of In Search of the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy. Hari is on the faculty of numerous yoga teacher training programs, appears regularly as a guest on yoga podcasts, writes articles for philosophical journals, and offers a variety of online  workshops and courses. He’s been practicing yoga for the better part of 45 years and has been teaching yoga in the Washington DC area for the last 11 years.


It might. But tapasya is the yogic principle of voluntarily accepting heat-generating discomfort for the sake of personal growth. So step inside the fire: learning how to have courageous conversations can help us transform ourselves, our families, and our communities from the inside out.


Did you miss the live workshop? No worries – you can watch the replay until 9:00 pm on Thursday, August 6.


July 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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