About the Event
– Co-generate community agreements
– Define mindfulness as both a tradition of experiential practice and a means to embody compassion with self and others
– Explore 2-5 minute experiential mindfulness practices as tools to cultivate compassion
– Understand the role of embodiment and social justice as the central tenets of Hatha yoga’s 8 Limbs of practice
– Distinguish two keys modes of compassionate engagement: “doing” vs. ”being”
– Explore accessible action steps that support the embodiment of yoga with oneself, others and the environment
Crystal McCreary is a Lead Yoga, Mindfulness and Health Educator & Teacher Trainer with 13+ years of experience in instructing yoga and mindfulness to people of all ages. She is Coach & Mentor with a passion for implementing comprehensive wellness programs within schools and organizations to foster compassionate and equitable communities and sustainable work environments. Crystal’s expertise is derived from a lifetime of harnessing powerful embodied, contemplative tools necessary to navigate the unique challenges of living as a Black girl and now woman in an inequitable world. She facilitates trainings for many organizations that aim to support the social and emotional wellbeing of youth and adults including New York Department of Education, CUNY-Hunter Public Health Department, Mindful Schools, and she currently works full-time on the Health Education Team at The Dalton School in New York. Crystal graduated from Stanford University with a BA in African and African American studies, completed The American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts program in Acting, and is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500-ERYT and RCYT.