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Yoga Self Care for Compassionate Action

With Marcelyn Cole and Jessica Young

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The state of our world is challenging our compassionate resources more and more every day. We can feel depleted and powerless in the face of each new tragedy and affront. It's important that we remember that thriving, compassionate social change is best sustained by thriving, compassionate people. It's time to increase our capacity for compassionate action by ramping up our self-care. This workshop offers evidence-based practices from yoga and neuroscience to help us sustain our compassionate fire without burning out. We'll discuss and practice mindsets, yoga postures, breathwork, meditation and lifestyle habits that can nourish and empower us in creating a compassionate world where everyone thrives.

$40 in advance/ $45 day of

Marcelyn Cole found yoga over twenty years ago. Since then she has studied, practiced and worked with ayurveda, yoga teaching for diversity, trauma informed yoga, yoga therapy, prison yoga, Montessori early childhood education, regenerative ecological design, and a lineage of Himalayan tantric yoga as well as other spiritual traditions. In her ten years of teaching she has shared yoga in studios, schools, community centers, art and activist spaces, jail, urban farms, and health care centers. Marcelyn recognizes you are your own best teacher and is here to help you empower your brightest, clearest self.

Jessica Young has been practicing yoga for more than ten years. In 2010, she began studying at Tejas Yoga, and completed her 200-hour teacher training in 2015. Jessica is devoted to crafting a balanced and engaging experience for every practitioner. She uses yoga as a tool for connection, integration and a deep connection to the self and the Divine. In addition to teaching yoga, Jessica is a health worker at Chicago Women’s Health Center, a radical feminist health center in Chicago that provides gynecology, primary care, counseling, and alternative health services to women and trans* people, as well as sexual health education to young people in Chicago Public Schools. Jessica uses the intersections of women’s health, sexual health, Yoga and Ayurveda to provide well-rounded experiences for students that can help them learn more about how to care for and nourish themselves in our world. To read more about her work, visit

**Refund Policy- In order to retain class credit, please cancel within 24 hours of workshop by emailing Refunds will not be issued for no call/no shows

** Studio Cancellation Policy- Special events and workshops require a minimum number of students to attend in order to take place. If you are interested in a workshop, we encourage you to register early. We will notify you and issue a full refund 24-48 hours in advance if a workshop is canceled due to low registration. Thank you!

Earlier Event: January 6
Yoga & Live Music