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Activism: On and Off Your Mat Retreat

Sunday, April 29   |    10:30am - 5:00pm
with Jess Goulding & Sera Bonds at Westlake

Activism is a way of life. It is a declaration, a commitment to strive towards justice through intentional action with a goal of sustainable change.

Today there is an tremendous amount of this kind of work to be done, and even though we may not know it, we are all doing it. We do it through choices made: where to shop, what to drive, how to vote, where to pray, who to marry, what to eat. Some of us also do this work through organized social and political actions, some of us want to do this but don't know where to start. What is YOUR mission statement. Clarifying this will help to guide and support you in making the kind of changes you want to see in not only the actions you take, but also in the actions you don't take. 

Join yoga teacher and yoga therapist Jessica Goulding (Jess G) and activist and CEO of Circle of Health International, Sera Bonds, in this experience yoga and activism. 

Jess G will lead a dharma talk, an all-levels yoga practice, and meditation designed to help still the mind and listen to the voice within, the inner Guide.

Sera will facilitate the process of discernment through which you craft and draft you personal mission statement with the goal of helping to slice through the noise, the chatter, the fear, and focus on the change that YOU want to be in the world.

 


Jessica Goulding
Jessica Goulding (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP) has been in the body and movement world for thirty years.  Her youth was spent as a pre-professional and professional dancer and choreographer. She began studying yoga in 1995, and in 2004 she became a certified yoga teacher. Her original certification was completed in New York City in the alignment-based Anusara™ method, where she began learning of the therapeutic effects of yoga.  Since then she has studied with numerous master teachers in the physical, mental, spiritual, and philosophical aspects of yoga. In 2015 she became a Level I Yoga Therapist through the training program at Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas. There she began to incorporate the teachings of Viniyoga to her therapy. She completed the Level II training and has clocked hundreds of hours in one-to-one yoga therapy sessions.  Her keen eye for body mechanics, quick wit, easy laugh, and depth of understanding of the yogic teachings make yoga therapy with Jessica both informative and enjoyable to her clients.

Jessica’s areas of specialization include, but are not limited to:

  • Yoga for Men
  • Postnatal Yoga

  • Whole Life Balance

  • Injury recovery

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Scoliosis

  • Stress management

  • Chakra Yoga

  • Improving Core Relationships

  • Mindfulness Practices in the Corporate World

  • Body and Soul: Bringing Your Faith to the Mat

Sera Bonds
Sera is a social justice, grassroots activist committed to working towards balancing the scales of access, equity, and availability in women's reproductive healthcare. She has training in midwifery, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's Studies, and a Masters Degree in Public Health. Her community organizing background ranges from reproductive rights to violence against women to welfare and poverty issues to anti-war campaigns. She has worked on women's health issues with teenage and minority mothers in rural areas of the Western U.S.; with refugee communities in Boston, Massachusetts; and with midwives in Northern India, Guatemala, Tibet, Palestine, tsunami-affected Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Jordan, Haiti, Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, and Israel; with commercial sex workers on issues of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam; with female evacuees from hurricanes Rita and Katrina in Louisiana; with survivors of natural disasters in Oklahoma; with the social service and healthcare provider community in Central Texas to stop human trafficking; and with refugees arriving in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, traveling from Latin America.




 

04.29

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Sunday, April 29   |    10:30am - 5:00pm
with Jess Goulding & Sera Bonds at Westlake

Activism is a way of life. It is a declaration, a commitment to strive towards justice through …

location

Yoga Yoga Westlake - 2501 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746. Phone: 512-381-6464

price

$145

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04.29

date & time

04/29/18 10:30am — 5:00pm

location

Yoga Yoga Westlake - 2501 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746. Phone: 512-381-6464

price

$145

Sunday, April 29   |    10:30am - 5:00pm
with Jess Goulding & Sera Bonds at Westlake

Activism is a way of life. It is a declaration, a commitment to strive towards justice through intentional action with a goal of sustainable change.

Today there is an tremendous amount of this kind of work to be done, and even though we may not know it, we are all doing it. We do it through choices made: where to shop, what to drive, how to vote, where to pray, who to marry, what to eat. Some of us also do this work through organized social and political actions, some of us want to do this but don't know where to start. What is YOUR mission statement. Clarifying this will help to guide and support you in making the kind of changes you want to see in not only the actions you take, but also in the actions you don't take. 

Join yoga teacher and yoga therapist Jessica Goulding (Jess G) and activist and CEO of Circle of Health International, Sera Bonds, in this experience yoga and activism. 

Jess G will lead a dharma talk, an all-levels yoga practice, and meditation designed to help still the mind and listen to the voice within, the inner Guide.

Sera will facilitate the process of discernment through which you craft and draft you personal mission statement with the goal of helping to slice through the noise, the chatter, the fear, and focus on the change that YOU want to be in the world.

 


Jessica Goulding
Jessica Goulding (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP) has been in the body and movement world for thirty years.  Her youth was spent as a pre-professional and professional dancer and choreographer. She began studying yoga in 1995, and in 2004 she became a certified yoga teacher. Her original certification was completed in New York City in the alignment-based Anusara™ method, where she began learning of the therapeutic effects of yoga.  Since then she has studied with numerous master teachers in the physical, mental, spiritual, and philosophical aspects of yoga. In 2015 she became a Level I Yoga Therapist through the training program at Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas. There she began to incorporate the teachings of Viniyoga to her therapy. She completed the Level II training and has clocked hundreds of hours in one-to-one yoga therapy sessions.  Her keen eye for body mechanics, quick wit, easy laugh, and depth of understanding of the yogic teachings make yoga therapy with Jessica both informative and enjoyable to her clients.

Jessica’s areas of specialization include, but are not limited to:

  • Yoga for Men
  • Postnatal Yoga

  • Whole Life Balance

  • Injury recovery

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Scoliosis

  • Stress management

  • Chakra Yoga

  • Improving Core Relationships

  • Mindfulness Practices in the Corporate World

  • Body and Soul: Bringing Your Faith to the Mat

Sera Bonds
Sera is a social justice, grassroots activist committed to working towards balancing the scales of access, equity, and availability in women's reproductive healthcare. She has training in midwifery, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's Studies, and a Masters Degree in Public Health. Her community organizing background ranges from reproductive rights to violence against women to welfare and poverty issues to anti-war campaigns. She has worked on women's health issues with teenage and minority mothers in rural areas of the Western U.S.; with refugee communities in Boston, Massachusetts; and with midwives in Northern India, Guatemala, Tibet, Palestine, tsunami-affected Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Jordan, Haiti, Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, and Israel; with commercial sex workers on issues of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam; with female evacuees from hurricanes Rita and Katrina in Louisiana; with survivors of natural disasters in Oklahoma; with the social service and healthcare provider community in Central Texas to stop human trafficking; and with refugees arriving in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, traveling from Latin America.




 

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