JPSPEAKS PODcast: A Discussion with Beth Berila about New Book, “Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy” 


Jaime Piperato and I talk about why mindfulness is so critical for social justice work and teaching.  In this podcast, learn some practical resources as well as some pitfalls to avoid.


Decolonizing Yoga: "Integrating Mindfulness into Social Justice Education and Anti-Oppression Work"

"Contemplative practices enable students to cultivate emotional intelligence, learn to sit with difficult emotions, recognize deeply entrenched narratives they use to interpret the world, cultivate compassion for other people, and become more intentional about how they respond in any given moment. All of these abilities can transform dialogues about power, oppression, and privilege from intense reactionary debates into more relational, empathic, and reflective experiences." 

Feminism and Yoga Are Disrupting the Standards

Podcast with Hunter Clarke-Fields and the Yoga Stories Project

Hear Beth’s challenging statement, “Our self talk is ALL learned self talk.”Yoga helps us recognize that our story lines (monkey mind) are not the truth. We come back to our wholeness underneath our learned behaviors.


Contemplative Pedagogies in Higher Education

Contemplative Pedagogies in Higher Education

Facebook Live chat with Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya

Join a short, live conversation between Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya and myself at the Summer Session on Contemplative Higher Education with the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education at Smith College in Northampton, MA in August 2016. We talk about how we bring contemplative practices into our college courses, how we handle resistance, and what it offers our pedagogy.

"Merging Yoga and Women's Studies at St. Cloud State University"

The inaugural issue of Minnesota Yoga + Life Magazine (Spring 2016) featured a story about my work at SCSU blending feminism and yoga. 

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