Grounded in her work with teen girls in Atlanta, Georgia, Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Ph.D., E-RYT, shares the findings of her qualitative research focused on yoga, literature, and the ways in which embodied practices support critical literacy development. Committed to understanding both the individual and collective benefits of yoga, this lecture will focus on how yoga can be used as a tool to resist oppression experienced by marginalized and vulnerable communities, how deeper understandings of the connection between the body and mind can be used to strengthen awareness and participation in the world.
Chelsea’s lecture will be followed by a Yoga for All Bodies class that will integrate some of the topics covered and techniques shared within the lecture.
Dr. Roberts is a certified yoga teacher and yoga educator who has shared yoga at the White House during the Obama Administration, appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal magazine, and currently travels the country leading workshops and trainings for yoga teachers, educators, and social justice advocates interested in yoga, inclusivity, and community engagement. She is the founder of Yoga, Literature, and Art Camp for Teen Girls at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and co-editor of Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Analysis.
FREE and open to the public. CART (Live open captioning) provided. Free public parking in the University Avenue Garage.