Community Conversation with Qui Dorian

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Alyssa Manny

Life is art. Life is love. Life is all about the people that lift you up and help you find the positive, the possible and your limitless potential. I dedicate our studio and the bond that we all share within this...
Qui Alexander is a queer, trans, Black Latinx scholar, educator, organizer, yoga teacher and consultant based in Minneapolis. He is currently a doctoral student in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Culture and Teaching at the University of Minnesota. Their work and scholarship centers queer Black feminist thought, transformative justice, abolition and healing justice. Believing the personal is political, their work strives to focus on personal liberation and healing to make movement work more sustainable.

Often feeling invisible in "traditional" yoga spaces, Qui aims to make yoga accessible to anyone and everyone who is interested in the practice. Qui is passionate about yoga's ability to heal people physically, emotionally and spiritually. He believes breath is the language the body uses to talk to us and that any information your body gives you, is good information. Their classes focus on an intentional mind body connection, breath, alignment and laughs. Qui works to inspire folks to open up to change both on and off the mat and considers yoga a part of his work, personal and family life.

Community Conversation Description:

This session will highlight the connection between the practice of yoga and current movements for racial justice. We will focus on issues related to white supremacy and anti-Blackness, but will also emphasize how race intersects with gender, class, and disability. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on how race shows up in their yoga spaces, learn language to better serve students of color and work towards more equitable yoga communities.

Meeting ID: 634 710 8651
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