Yoga for Social Justice

community donation-based classes co-taught by experienced, kind, and fun-loving teachers. 100% proceeds go to local Bay Area organizations working on behalf of disenfranchised people.  

As my family protested along with thousands of people in spring 2020, I still felt so powerless against the deadly systemic racism in the US (and worldwide). As I was complaining "I wish I were a lawyer: then I could REALLY help people," my 10 year old daughter Catherine (see picture below) called me out: "What? You think you can't help them with Yoga????"

The recent powerful outcry against racism in the US has also highlighted just how rarified and 'caste-like' the Yoga world is: white, cis-gender, heterosexual, upper middle class. This is partly because of the un-equal access to resources (health, housing, income, food, education) resulting from racial and other inequalities. ​

Yoga for Social Justice is my commitment to go from just 'talking' to 'start doing', as we go about the challenging task of creating a society where everyone gets to thrive from the ground up. The proceeds from these classes are donated to organizations that are making a real difference on a grass roots level. A key component of this project is fostering community among yoga teachers. I'm excited to be partnering with amazing, great-hearted teachers in our worldwide network. 

If you are interested in co-teaching one of our classes, or would like to recommend an organization to donate to, please contact me at suzanne@suzanneyoga.net.

100 % proceeds have gone to the following organizations - take yoga & help us serve more!

  • East Oakland Collective

  • Feed the Hood

  • The Okra Project

  • Bay Area Legal Aid

  • Black Voters Matter

Yoga For Social Justice

Community Class Schedule

(Spring 2021 in the works)

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Vinyasa Playground

co-teacher Jessica Waters

100% proceeds go to: Feed the Hood

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, Nov 10

11:30 am - 1pm (PST)

Location: outdoors & zoom

Donation: $5-$55

This powerful and playful gratitude flow class is outdoors in central Berkeley. 

Jessica is a yoga teacher based in San Francisco, CA. Jessica is certified over 500 hours in Hatha, Vinyasa and Anusara yoga. Jessica believes in using yoga as a tool to transform your body and your mind, and that everyone whether they know it or not, is also a teacher.

How to Register: click on the registration button to get a FREE TICKET on eventbrite. The donation info is on the eventbrite page. Questions? suzanne@suzanneyoga.net

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Flow & Rest

co-teacher Michelle Erbs

100% proceeds to: East Oakland Coll.

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, September 12

11:30 am - 1pm (PST)

Location: outdoors & zoom

Donation: $5-$55

Can't make it? On demand video available.

Celebrate the capacities of the human spirit, mind and body in this fortifying all levels vinyasa flow with Suzanne combined with a 30 minute session of grounding cool-down and profound breathwork provided by Michelle Erbs.  

Michelle Erbs is based in Napa, Cali, and has been teaching for over a decade. 

How to Register: click on the registration button to get a FREE TICKET on eventbrite. The donation info is on the eventbrite page. Questions? suzanne@suzanneyoga.net

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Community Flow

co-teacher Odisa Walker

100% proceeds go to: Black Voters Matter

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, Nov 10

11:30 am - 1pm (PST)

Location: outdoors & zoom

Donation: $5-$55

How to Register: click on the registration button to get a FREE TICKET on eventbrite. Then donate via venmo (info will e emailed to you.) Questions? suzanne@suzanneyoga.net

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Flow & Restore

co-teacher Chrissy Graham

100% proceeds go to: The Okra Project

REGISTER HERE

Saturday, August 20

11:30 am - 1pm (PST)

Location: zoom

Donation: $5-$55

Yummy flow & restorative yoga combo with Suzanne and Chrissy.

How to Register: click on the registration button to get a FREE TICKET on eventbrite. The donation info is on the eventbrite page. Questions? suzanne@suzanneyoga.net

100% proceeds go to community organizations including

The Okra Project

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