“It’s that mind-heart connection that I believe compels us to not just be attentive to all the bright and dazzling things but also the dark and difficult things.” ~ Bryan Stevenson
Everyone in America is affected by race and racism. Race in America is a Learning and Listening immersion to support the understanding of this complex and provocative topic through the lens of the systems, structures and ideas that keep it alive and well.
Through lecture, discussion, and experience at historically relevant sites in Birmingham and Montgomery, AL, we will examine the institution of slavery, the Civil War and Jim Crow periods, the Civil Rights movement, and the white supremacy and black liberation movements of today.
Join Nikki Myers and Seane Corn for this 7 day immersion into Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma! Some of the sites we will visit include: the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace & Justice, The Rosa Parks & Freedom Riders Museums, Lynch Park, the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the Lowndes Interpretive Center on our day trip to Selma, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Civil Rights Memorial, Black Lives Matter and more. We will also have some incredible guest speakers joining us.
Our daily yoga practices with Seane and Nikki will serve to integrate our experiences across our bodies, mind, energy, character and heart.
Race in America is a journey of education, inspiration, healing, and celebration that will ultimately move us closer to our individual and collective healing.
Satya Retreats is excited to offer this unique cultural immersion once again in collaboration with Altruvistas! Satya Retreats and Altruvistas are partnering to create a personal and transformative experience that will last a lifetime.
To view our itinerary, click here. Itinerary subject to change.
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching that incorporates both the physical and mystical aspects of the practice of yoga. Her classes integrate dynamic vinyasa flow asana (linking movement with breath) with the application of precise alignment, meditation, visualization, intention and prayer to create an inner journey towards healing and empowerment.
To read more about Seane, visit: www.seanecorn.com
Nikki Myers developed Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) in 2004. Nikki is an accomplished yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner. She is the founder of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN. From her personal struggles with addiction, Nikki is quick to tell the world, “The 12-step program and Yoga saved my life – one is my lifeboat, the other my launching pad.”
To read more about Nikki, visit: www.y12sr.com
- 7 night’s accommodations including all taxes in Birmingham & Montgomery
- 2 meals each day as specified on itinerary (B/L/D)
- Daily Yoga and several Processing Circles with Nikki & Seane
- Onsite Satya Retreats Trip Manager for the week
- Tour Bus as needed on most days
- Local Guides/Docents as needed
- Entrance to Museums, Memorials, Institutes & Churches
- Lectures/Special Guest Speakers & Workshops as scheduled throughout the trip
- Tips for provided meals, bellhop at hotels, drivers and local guides
- Transfers to BHM Airport for last day (10/14)
- Air in/out of Birmingham (BHM) Airports on 10/7 & 10/14
- Airport transfer on arrival day (10/7) from BHM Airport to hotel
- 1 Meal per day (as per itinerary) Gratuities for housekeeping. (Suggested/standard tip is $3/day per person.) Please give what you feel comfortable and inspired to give, always optional.
- Gratuities for meals not include and any “extra” activities/outings.
- Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic Beverages *this is an alcohol-free retreat*