Radical Yoga: Tools for Resilience and Awareness for Teachers and Students

Join us for a special benefit workshop where we will use tools of yoga and mindfulness to approach social justice and diversity through a lens of inner radiance and self-awareness.

When?  Sunday, April 25 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST 

Pay what you can. Proceeds to benefit the National Kids Yoga Conference scholarship program and a charity partner TBA

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Suggested donation: $35.00

Minimum donation: $0.00


This workshop approaches social justice and diversity through a lens of inner radiance and self-awareness. We must understand our feelings, emotions, and needs before we engage in building a just and equitable world.  We will first address how, as educators, we can create calm in ourselves, uncover our strengths and passions, and be at peace in the present. Then we will explore tools for seeing each student’s power and diverse gifts and the underlying energy and community that supports all of us unconditionally.

There is no justice without knowledge of Self.
– Christine Abernathy and Kenneth Strickland

As educators of color, we share our praxis of supporting youth from various backgrounds through social-emotional learning, somatic informed mental health techniques, and radical storytelling. Our framework creates inner resilience for youth and their support systems: parents, yoga teachers, classroom teachers, and school staff.
Learning Goals
  • Understand the importance of emotional regulation before academic education

  • Be able to using oral traditions and stories as a way to tap into universal morals and family traditions of students across ethnic groups and racial identity

  • Learn and grit building techniques for students and staff

  • Experience embodied practices through a social justice lens

We encourage you to participate in real time but if you aren’t able to join LIVE, a recording will be available for replay for 30 days after the event. Breakouts will not be recorded.

  • Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 PM EST 

Who should join? Anyone who wants to help children cultivate their inner discernment and awareness, have more emotional capacity, and manifest a world in which their passions can blossom.

Not able to attend live? This is an interactive workshop where your questions can be asked in real time, so we recommend attending LIVE but registered participants will have access to the replay link for 30 days after the event. Break-out-sessions will not be recorded.

Suggested Donation $35, but no one will be turned away for financial hardship. Pay what you can. Proceeds to support the National Kids Yoga Conference scholarship program and a charity partner TBA


Kenneth Strickland

Kenneth Strickland is a graduate of Duke University, a Y.O.G.A. for Youth Lead Teacher, and a Kundalini Level I Yoga Teacher trained by Keval Kaur Khalsa in 2015.  He found that Kundalini yoga deepened his meditation practice, brought a sense of peace to his life, and helped him disembody the emotional trauma from his youth. Ever since that time, Kenneth has striven to bring the technology of Kundalini yoga and mindfulness to children through his work with Y.O.G.A. for Youth NC,  before-school care at E.K Powe Elementary School, and through community healing workshops. In these different roles, Kenneth’s intention has shifted from using yoga to cope with environmental stressors towards empowering students to develop a sense of Self that can transform their environment.  Nevertheless his goal is the same; he wants people to experience an embodied peace that comes from uniting the mind, body, and soul with movement and meditation.

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Christine Abernathy

Christine Siu Abernathy is an artist, organizer, and justice worker. She received her yoga teacher certification under Yogacharya Bharath Shetty in 2013. Since then she has studied trauma informed yoga, yoga for marginalized youth, and kundalini yoga. She sees healing as a critical component of justice work, and she uses yoga as a tool for building  resilience in communities. She is a member of the advisory board for the Youth Organizing Institute and a teacher for Yoga for Youth. 

Additional information

Tiered Pricing

Regular $69, Supporter $84, Community $54

Event Details

When: Sunday, April 25, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 PM EST 

Where: Zoom

How Much:  Tiered pricing is available to ensure that this event is accessible. 

  • Regular = $69
  • Supporter = $84, register yourself and subsidize someone else!
  • Community = $54

2021 Annual Conference Event participants automatically pay half price (must register for the conference and complete that purchase to be eligible for the discount).

Date: April 25, 2021

Start time: 03:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 05:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: Zoom

Phone: (571) 358-YOGA

Email: conference@yokid.org