Yoga in the Era of #MeToo: Scenes from the Embodied Learning Summit
March 13, 2019
On February 23, the Bass Connections Mindfulness in Human Development project team hosted the 2019 Embodied Learning Summit. The annual summit aims to share the benefits of yoga with the Triangle community and provide a safe space for conversations about mindfulness, shifting cultural values and gender equality.
This year, the summit emphasized the use of yoga and mindfulness practices to address issues related to sexual trauma and the #MeToo movement.
Since 2013, this project team has partnered with UNC Chapel Hill and Y.O.G.A. for Youth to analyze the effects of a regular yoga and meditation practice on young students’ mindfulness, emotional regulation, self-esteem, stress response, resilience, physical health, academic performance, social behavior and body image.
- Explore this Bass Connections project team.
- Come to EHDx on April 9 to hear a lightning talk about this project followed by a poster session and reception.
- Mark your calendar for the Bass Connections Showcase on April 17.
Photos by Milena Ozernova ’21