Happy New Year! I’d like to invite you all to join me over at www.marcthefatyogi.com. I launched Marc the Fat Yogi last summer as a blog to share my “yoga journey”. My intention for 2018 is to learn to better recognize and reconnect with humanity in myself and in others. At Marc the Fat Yogi I’ll be blogging, podcasting, and vlogging about, what it means to be human and how we can overcome alienation through yoga, meditation, and other embodiment practices.
I’m honored to offer my new workshop Yoga For a Cause: Cultivating Embodied Compassion at the 2018 Meetings of the Southern Sociological Society in New Orleans this spring.
Academics are accustomed to living disembodied lives. As students, teachers, and researchers, most of our labor takes place in our minds, and increasingly in our hearts. Many of us will spend decades hunched over our laptops, chasing our next publication or promotion, or grading “just one more” essay. In this workshop, we will explore yoga an embodiment practice that empowers us to treat ourselves and others with compassion.
The workshop will begin with a 50-minute yoga asana practice, followed by a discussion of how we as sociologists can transform our selves and the academy through compassion. The asana practice will be accessible to all levels, and all bodies are welcome.
Proceeds from the $15 donation will benefit Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico.