Neurodiversity, Mental Health & Yoga:

Cultivating Welcoming Practices & Communities


with Candice Baldwin, Becky Aten, Isazela "Zel" Amanzi, Alexia Walker, Brooke West, Kendra Coupland, Theo Wildcroft & Ekta Hattangady
+ bonus series summary with Jivana Heyman

a live, online workshop series


July 22nd - August 15th, 2024


Mondays & Thursdays

9am-11am PT   |   12pm-2pm ET  |  5pm-7pm BST (UK)
(convert to your local time-zone)

 

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It is estimated that 1 in 5 people around the world are neurodivergent.

Neurodiversity is a framework for understanding variation in human cognition and the variety of ways the brain processes information.

Neurodiversity can also include people with mental health challenges. In fact, almost 50% of adults will be diagnosed with a mental health challenge during their lives. 

In this series, we hope to highlight and celebrate neurodiversity as yet another important example of human diversity & expansiveness, and reflect on the intersection of neurodiversity and yoga.

‚ÄúNeurodiversity-affirming yoga is about acknowledging that every single human being is having their own experience in ways that are not always accommodated. When we get into a space where differences are being celebrated over conformity, it allows people to unmask, be more authentic, and feel a sense of belonging without having to hide their differences.‚Ä̬†‚Äď Becky Aten

‚ÄúAs both teachers and students of yoga, your support needs are valid, even if other people think you don't need the support you're requesting or receiving. Your support needs and capacity are allowed to change day to day, class to class. You are the expert on what you can handle at any moment, in any space, no matter how you seem to be managing things from the outside looking in.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄstAlexia Walker

As yoga teachers and practitioners, it’s important to consider the ways that yoga can support neurodivergent folks.


This series is designed to broaden awareness and share tools for making yoga classes and spaces more accessible, welcoming, and inclusive for neurodiverse folks, and support neurodiverse practitioners and teachers in their own yoga practice and life.

Through sharing neuro-inclusive yoga practices, community building, education, and resource sharing, we’ll explore how to create welcoming and inclusive yoga environments.

Did you know?...


‚ÄúNeurodiversity‚ÄĚ is a general term that describes the expansiveness of human brain functioning, acknowledging that people think, learn, and behave in a variety of ways that aren‚Äôt deficits.


Being ‚Äúneurodivergent‚ÄĚ describes an individual whose brain works differently from a ‚Äúneurotypical‚ÄĚ person.

SERIES OVERVIEW & SCHEDULE

 

Neurodiversity, Mental Health & Yoga:
Cultivating Welcoming Practices & Communities
is a 17-hour LIVE online workshop series.


All sessions will be captioned and recorded.
Enrollment includes access to workshop recordings and resources for 1 year.


This series will be led by Candice Baldwin, Becky Aten, Isazela "Zel" Amanzi, Alexia Walker, Brooke West, Kendra Coupland, Theo Wildcroft and Ekta Hattangady, with a bonus 1 hour series summary with Jivana Heyman.


July 22 - August 15, 2024

Mondays & Thursdays (8 sessions total)

9am-11am PDT (USA)   |   12pm-2pm EDT (USA)  |  5pm-7pm BST (UK)

(convert to your local time-zone)


*the final session of the series on August 15th will be 3 hours duration total,

including an additional bonus 1 hour series summary with Jivana Heyman


Session 1

Monday July 22nd, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


"De-Ableize" Your Yoga Practice & Teaching: Yoga for Neurodiverse Folx

with Candice Baldwin

Session 2

Thursday July 25th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Embracing Neurodivergent Joy
through Yoga
 

with Becky Aten

Session 3

Monday July 29th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Neurodivergence, Mental Health
and the Kleshas

with Isazela "Zel" Amanzi

Session 4

Thursday August 1st, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Trauma and Neurodivergence:
Bridging Understanding & Practice

with Alexia Walker

Session 5

Monday August 5th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Mad Yoga and A Call To Action:
Mental Health, Spiritual Awakening & Peer Support During Global Crisis

with Brooke West

Session 6

Thursday August 8th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Tantric Pedagogies: Teachings from the Pratyabhij√ĪńĀhŠĻõdayam to Support in Times of Contraction

with Kendra Coupland

Session 7

Monday August 12th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


From Eugenics to Theories of Mind: How to Understand the Bigger Picture of Neurodivergence and Be Better Allies Together

with Theo Wildcroft

Session 8

Thursday August 15th, 2024
9am-12pm* PT | 12pm-3pm* ET


Decolonizing Mental Health: Expansive Perspectives of Neurodiversity

with Ekta Hattangady


+ bonus 1 hour series summary with Jivana Heyman

This workshop series is an effort to have a conversation in the yoga world about neurodiversity and mental health, with an intention to uplift a variety of voices and lived experiences. We recognize that the topic of neurdiversity and mental health includes a huge spectrum of experiences, and that we won’t be able to address them all. Our hope is that this series is just the beginning.


Content Warning:
These conversations may include discussions of trauma, abuse, ableism, self-harm, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and suicide. We encourage attendees to prioritize their own wellbeing and mental health when joining these sessions, either live or via the recordings.

SERIES OVERVIEW & SCHEDULE

 

Neurodiversity, Mental Health & Yoga: Cultivating Welcoming Practices & Communities is a 17-hour LIVE online workshop series.

All sessions will be captioned and recorded.
Enrollment includes access to workshop recordings and resources for 1 year.


This series will be led by Candice Baldwin, Becky Aten, Isazela "Zel" Amanzi, Alexia Walker, Brooke West, Kendra Coupland, Theo Wildcroft and Ekta Hattangady, with a bonus 1 hour series summary with Jivana Heyman.


July 22 - August 15, 2024

Mondays & Thursdays (8 sessions total)

9am-11am PDT (USA)   |   12pm-2pm EDT (USA)  |  5pm-7pm BST (UK)

(convert to your local time-zone)


Session 1

Monday July 22nd, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


"De-Ableize" Your Yoga Practice & Teaching: Yoga for Neurodiverse Folx

with Candice Baldwin

Session 2

Thursday July 25th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Embracing Neurodivergent Joy
through Yoga
 
w
ith Becky Aten

Session 3

Monday July 29th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Neurodivergence, Mental Health and the Kleshas

with Isazela "Zel" Amanzi

Session 4

Thursday August 1st, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Trauma and Neurodivergence: Bridging Understanding and Practice

with Alexia Walker

Session 5

Monday August 5th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Mad Yoga and A Call To Action: Mental Health, Spiritual Awakening and Peer Support During Global Crisis

with Brooke West

Session 6

Thursday August 8th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


Tantric Pedagogies: Teachings from the Pratyabhij√ĪńĀhŠĻõdayam to Support in Times of Contraction

with Kendra Coupland

Session 7

Monday August 12th, 2024
9am-11am PT | 12pm-2pm ET


From Eugenics to Theories of Mind: How to Understand the Bigger Picture of Neurodivergence and Be Better Allies Together

with Theo Wildcroft

Session 8

Thursday August 15th, 2024
9am-12pm* PT | 12pm-3pm ET


Decolonizing Mental Health: Expansive Perspectives of Neurodiversity

with Ekta Hattangady


+ bonus 1 hour series summary with Jivana Heyman

This workshop series is an effort to have a conversation in the yoga world about neurodiversity and mental health, with an intention to uplift a variety of voices and lived experiences. We recognize that the topic of neurdiversity and mental health includes a huge spectrum of experiences, and that we won’t be able to address them all. Our hope is that this series is just the beginning.


Content Warning:
These conversations may include discussions of trauma, abuse, ableism, self-harm, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and suicide. We encourage attendees to prioritize their own wellbeing and mental health when joining these sessions, either live or via the recordings.

‚ÄúSo much of the mainstream understanding and supposed treatment of neurodivergence, particularly autism, is based on the idea that we can train human beings to act 'normal'. This is not healing, this is indoctrination.‚Ä̬†¬†‚Äď Theo Wildcroft

‚ÄúThere is also a misguided belief that transgender and autistic people are exceedingly rare, rather than inaccurately represented.‚Ä̬†‚Äď Isazela "Zel" Amanzi

ENROLL NOW

 

Neurodiversity, Mental Health & Yoga:

Cultivating Welcoming Practices & Communities


a live, online workshop series


Juy 22 - August 15, 2024

9am-11am PT  |  12pm-2pm ET  |  5pm-7pm BST (UK)

(convert to your local time-zone)


*the final session of the series on August 15th will be 3 hours duration total,
including an additional bonus 1 hour series summary with Jivana Heyman


Tuition for this 8-part live, online workshop series is $339-$439 USD sliding scale


We also offer partial scholarships.

Tiered Pricing Explained:

  • Community Rate¬†(supported by your peers)
  • Sustainer¬†Rate¬†(covers your enrollment)
  • Supporter¬†Rate¬†(covers your enrollment + supports your peers)

If you are able to enroll at the Supporter or Sustainer Rate, your contributions support the ability to offer a lower rate to community members experiencing financial difficulties. 

If you would like to clarify which pricing tier is most appropriate for you, please refer to this helpful graphic by Alexis J Cunningfolk:

The Green Bottle: Where You Fall On The Sliding  Scale

Intention of Equity Pricing Structure:

Please take a moment to consider the intention of our scholarship program and equity pricing structure, which was created in order to amplify training access for those who hold marginalized identities and those experiencing significant financial hardship.

If neither of those qualifications apply to you, we ask you to please consider other payment options, including using the tiered equity pricing structure and payment plans, or supporting others in our community who have decreased access to financial resources by enrolling as a Sustainer or Supporter, if this is accessible to you.



UPFRONT PAYMENT


Single upfront payment.

Includes 8 x 2 hour live online workshops
+ bonus 1 hour live online series summary with Jivana Heyman
+ 1 year of access to recordings and resources

Community Rate
$339 USD

ENROLL

Sustainer Rate
$389 USD 

ENROLL

Supporter Rate
$439 USD

ENROLL

 

PAYMENT PLAN

 

Course fee is split into 3 x monthly installments of the same amount, over 3 months.
(Enrollment date determines the date of the following 2 x months that payments will be deducted).

Includes 8 x 2 hour live online workshops
+ bonus 1 hour live online series summary with Jivana Heyman
+ 1 year of access to recordings and resources

Community Rate
3-Month Payment Plan
$113 USD x 3

ENROLL

Sustainer Rate
3-Month Payment Plan
$129.67 USD x 3

ENROLL

Supporter Rate
3-Month Payment Plan
$146.34 USD x 3

ENROLL


PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

If our tiered pricing and payment plan options are financially inaccessible, please click here to access our partial scholarship application form.

Series Facilitators

CANDICE BALDWIN

BECKY ATEN

ISAZELA "ZEL" AMANZI


ALEXIA WALKER

BROOKE WEST

KENDRA COUPLAND


THEO WILDCROFT

EKTA HATTANGADY

JIVANA HEYMAN

Series Facilitators

CANDICE BALDWIN


BECKY ATEN


ISAZELA "ZEL" AMANZI


ALEXIA WALKER


BROOKE WEST


KENDRA COUPLAND


THEO WILDCROFT


EKTA HATTANGADY


JIVANA HEYMAN

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Please note: the views expressed by our faculty are their personal views, and may not be shared by Accessible Yoga.