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Grounding in Access and Disability Justice: For Yoga and Movement Practitioners

In this workshop, you'll gain understanding and awareness of disability justice and access in general, with specific applications to yoga and movement. This workshop is especially useful for yoga and movement teachers, as well as practitioners who want to be more aware of these concepts and practical applications in yoga and movement spaces. All are welcome! (3 free spots available for disabled POC - reach out:

Together, we'll ground in the collective origins, meaning and practice of disability justice and access. We'll review and build a common understanding of:

  • access and accommodations

  • access needs

  • access tools

  • access intimacy

  • community care and collective access practice

  • the ways ableism impacts all of our lives collectively and individually.

We will discuss intersections of disability and disability justice with wellness and yoga, examining the ways we contribute to ableism as practitioners and teachers, and how we can disrupt ableism.

Through the workshop, you'll gain tools to unlearn ableism and learn ways to practice access and disability justice in everyday life, as well as tangible actions to compassionately investigate yoga and wellness practices.

Part I

What is Disability and Disability Justice: Disabled History, Disabled Folks to Know

Part II

Disability Justice Intersections with Wellness and Yoga Culture

Part II

Full Terms and Definitions

Part IV

Trauma Informed Care, Boundaries and Bodies

Part V

Practice Scenarios and Take Home Suggestions

Interwoven Throughout:

- Community Practice and

- Reflection and Action Items

Feel free to wear comfortable clothes, eat snacks and be prepared with note taking materials.

Timing, Format and Cost

Dates and Format:

Saturday and Sunday, February 25th and 26th, 2-5pm PST

Livestream, zoom live captioning provided and recordings will be available for three months after the workshop.



Equity pricing available, reach out:

About Rise

Rise (they/them) is a Black disabled gender fluid person on Objibe, Odawa and Potawatomi land. The are a yoga teacher, meditation facilitator; gender affirming and trauma informed care and disability justice educator; poet, and birth, postpartum, grief and loss/abortion care worker. They are deeply invested in disability justice, access, centering wellness for Black queer folk, trauma education, and rest. Rise has been a healing practitioner for over 10 years.

Rise started Riotous Roots 1 year ago as a means to house their talents, passions and dreams for their communities in one place. You can learn more about them at

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