Yoga for You (6-week series)
Photo Credit: © Fonna Seidu/Spirit Stock
April 22nd – May 27th, 2017
Fee: $95-125 sliding scale for the 6-week series, including educational materials and a personalized morning yoga plan. Payment can be made up-front or in instalments.
Pre-registration (please fill out this from): http://bit.ly/2gz3JWe
Yoga for You is a new yoga series, facilitated by Nayani Thiyagarajah, a Tamil womxn filmmaker and healer based in Toronto, Canada. This series is focused on supporting self-identified BIPOC folks living with anxiety and high-levels of stress. Through the centuries-old magic of hatha yoga, as passed down by her ancestors, Nayani works with participants to cope with their personal challenges through yoga, utilizing ancient poses and her knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine, as well as her teachings as a full-circle doula, blending her learnings to carefully create a participant-focused approach to healing. Participants of the series will also receive a brief introduction to Ayurvedic medicine, as it connects to yoga, helping folks to see how an understanding of our body constitutions can be combined with yoga to better create a yogic praxis meant for and connected to their individual life journeys. Nayani is honoured to be working with Six Degrees to create a safe space for BIPOC folks to practice an approach to yoga that is built specifically for them. Spaces are limited, in order to better support folks involved.
Photo credit: Irina Grosavescu
Nayani Thiyagarajah is a director, producer, and writer, dedicated to stories for the screen. She obtained her Bachelor of Journalism (Broadcasting) from Ryerson University and her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from York University, with a focus on cinema, cultural production, diaspora, and gender and feminist studies. Her first feature documentary “Shadeism: Digging Deeper” (2015) had its World Premiere at the 2015 Zanzibar International Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize. Nayani is an alumni of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Workshop for Diverse Creators, the HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival’s Doc Accelerator Program, and the Remix Project. She is also a co-founder of the Society of DirectHERS and ProduceHERS. As a side hustle, Nayani is certified full-circle doula and yoga teacher. She’s studied under midwife Shafia M. Monroe at the International Centre for Traditional Childbearing, as well as with Heather Greaves at Body Therapies Yoga. A daughter of the Tamil diaspora, Nayani calls Toronto home. Above all, she believes in love.