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The Shadow Work of White Supremacy: Advancing Antiracist Practice in Yoga Education

November 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Shadow Work of White Supremacy: Advancing Antiracist Practice in Yoga Education

Saturday, November 21st

noon to 2 pm PST/ 3 – 5 pm EST

with Ebony Duncan- Shippy (Ph.D) and Deidra Demens (CIYT)


We have come a long way in our antiracism work, but there is still a lot more work that needs to be done.  Whiteness is pervasive in US American society and permeates yoga education and instruction.  This workshop is designed to challenge yoga instructors to think deeply and critically about ways in which racial biases influence beliefs and actions and reinforce white supremacy.

Through lecture, discussion, and yoga instruction, this workshop will offer concrete ways to advance anti-racist practice in yoga education.

This program is open to any yoga practitioners.  The hands-on activities are geared toward educators, though many of the key points apply to other contexts.

Want to know more?  You can check out this facebook-live with Deidra and Ebony here.


$20 per person

We do plan to send the recording to everyone that registers.


You must pre-register before class. Thirty minutes prior to class you will receive a unique zoom log-in and specific instructions. First time on Zoom with us? Check out our tip sheet! 


Ebony M. Duncan-Shippy

About Ebony:

Ebony M. Duncan-Shippy (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis.

Ebony examines the impacts of race & racism on education reform policy and school-community relationships.




About Deidra:

Deidra Demens (CIYT Level II) was introduced to yoga in 2004, while studying at The Theatre School at DePaul University. After completing her first teacher training in 2011 she started teaching yoga full time. Deidra started the Iyengar teacher training in 2015 and became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 2017.

Deidra is on the faculty at Adeline Yoga and the Iyengar Yoga Institute in New York. You can do some yoga poses with her in this youtube video.



November 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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