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Yin & Justice: Oppression, Liberations & Action

  • Yoga on 7th 156 East 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5T 1M5 Canada (map)

30 Hour Yoga & Leadership Immersion with Danielle Hoogenboom & Dia Penning in Vancouver, BC  

Join Danielle and Dia for a race, equity and inclusion investigation using the lens of yin yoga as a tool for liberation and equality. Engage in this  intentionally radical look at how privilege, habitual patterns and physical holding play out as injustice in the world.

How do we confront and contain our energy, while making our bodies conduits for change? What does it take to create change, both internal and external?

This workshop is designed for yoga teachers, curious students, activists,  and seekers  of all levels.  The hours count as CEU with Yoga Alliance, or can applied towards the completion of LLY 200 Yin Yoga School. 

Your Teachers:

Director of Curriculum & Education, World Trust

Dia dances in the intersections of art, yoga, and social justice. A yoga practitioner for over 20 years, she discovered her love of yoga through a book she checked out from a local library. Dia supports students in slowing down, examining limiting patterns, and exploring creativity. She views yoga as a tool for social change, integrating it into her work as a social justice coach by encouraging a deep exploration of structural inequity through personal transformation and paradigm shift.

Dia is a connector of ideas, people, feelings, and thoughts. She is a mother, yogi, artist, activist, lover, teacher and student. She recognizes that her students share similarly complex identities and strives to meet them where they are at, every day.

Founder, Love Light Yoga

Danielle Hoogenboom founded Love Light Yoga as an expression of her yoga practice and creative interests both on and off the mat.  She is passionate aboutyin yoga and its ability to heal, change and transform ourselves and the world around us. Believing that all people are invited to the healing of yoga, Danielle teaches a diverse schedule of classes and workshops that range from the practical theory to the mystical and sacred parts of yoga. 

She is certified in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga andVinyasa Lotus Flow.  She teaches in studios across Vancouver and often travels to teach aboard, share, celebrate and connect. She teaches Yin Yoga workshops worldwide sharing her passion for a gentle, steady practice. 

Founder, Chastity Davis Consulting

Chastity Davis is a mixed heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. She is a proud member of the Tla’amin Nation, located in Powell River just off the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC.  Chastity strives to keep her sacred First Nations culture, traditions, and values incorporated into her modern day life. She feels it is her life purpose to facilitate the building of bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and has dedicated her professional and personal life to do so.

Chastity is sole proprietor to her own consulting business, Chastity Davis Consulting and has been a successful entrepreneur for 6+ years.  She is a board member at the Minerva Foundation and Chair of the Ministers Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women.  Chastity co-founded the Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network and is currently serving as Co-Chair for this important network that creates a shared space for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women to support each other in their respective careers.  Chastity will be completing her MA in International and Intercultural Communications in Spring 2017, has a BA in Professional Communications and a Diploma in Marketing Management and Professional Sales.  Chastity has spoken at several international, national, and local events on the importance of building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.  She dedicates her work to her 2 nephews, niece, and 10 year-old brother, as they are the future generations.  

The Studio:

Yoga on 7th
156 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC

  • Gender neutral bathrooms

  • Extensive props for every type of body

  • There is a two steps down at the entrance. We are happy to add a small ramp, if needed.

Dates & Times:

August 24th to August 27th. 9am-6pm daily. Please note that Saturday's group project will run until 9pm on the 26th.

How to Join this Training:

Space is limited! Secure your place by paying a deposit or the full investment now:

Limited scholarships and work trades available, fill out this form to apply

How to Support this Training:

Would you like to sponsor a teacher? Have a local business that would like to offer support? Please send a note to to see the best ways you can get involved.