RiVAL, the ReImagining Value Action Lab is pleased to host Cassie Thornton’s Feminist Economics Yoga on Tuesdays at noon in room 2002 of Lakehead University’s PACI campus (Law School).
The classes are by-donation, and are open to the public. No one who wants to participate will be turned away. This form of yoga is accessible to people with all types of bodies and most ability-levels. If you have any questions, please contact Cassie below.
The series pairs the theme feminist economics with kundalini yoga.
In short, feminist economics centres feminized practices of care, health and the reproduction of life. It works towards a future economy and political social system based on these values. Feminist economics is not just aimed at people who identify as women: it is for all people who are suffering under the current economic system (whether they are poor or rich). This class is informed by Cassie’s work over the past decade counseling and organizing people with financial trauma, massive indebtedness and economic hardship towards personal and collective liberation.
Kundalini Yoga is a challenging but accessible practice that focuses on coordinated breath and movement. It is designed to heal the nervous system, spine and brain. These are all areas of the body that are affected by the brutal experience of capitalism and the damage done in our efforts to survive it.
The combination of feminist economics with kundalini yoga aims to address the ways that economic issues impact on the body, the mind, and the heart of individuals. The harm they do extends to our whole social world. In each class we aim to think again about our individual experiences of financial scarcity, indebtedness, unemployment (or underemployment, or simply unhappy employment), housing insecurity and our general stress and anxiety. These are all the result of the failed political and economic system we live under. We are not failed people. We can heal and transform this system together.
For more information, visit rival.lakeheadu.ca/yoga