Whole. A mini Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat For Academics of Color

Institute for Good Work Presents – –
Whole: A Mini-Retreat for Academics of Color
Led by Dr. Tiffany D. Johnson
Do you self- identify as an academic (professor or graduate student) of color?
Do you want to contribute to the world through your graduate school education and sustain your own well-being in the process?
Are you curious about how engaging in stillness-based practices and cultivating community can facilitate your work from the inside, out?
Are you interested in making professional and personal moves from your head *and* your heart?
Yoga and meditation are powerful tools for connecting to self and connecting to the work that we do in sustainable and heartfelt ways… In ways that help us to prevent burnout and that support us in being the change we so passionately study and desire.
In this mini-retreat, we will explore how slowing down, tapping into the sensations of our body and breath, our heart and mind – can support our work in the classroom, in late night study and writing sessions, and in the communities we hold near and dear to us.
By slowing down, we reject the often unspoken yet profound narrative that we must work for
worthiness, and we affirm that we are already whole. That we – and whatever work we do – has been whole all along, regardless of the outcome.

In this semi-private mini-retreat you will learn and embody:

  • A gentle flow to prepare you for stillness-based practices.
  • A stillness-based practice that infuses restorative yoga and mindfulness meditation.
  • A brief overview of the types of yoga we practiced.
  • Guided journaling after each practice to help you explore what *your* daily stillness -based practice can entail for the next 30-40 days.
  • Community building with other professors and graduate students of color.
  • Embody and affirm the wholeness of you and your work.
When: Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:00-3:30pm
Investment: $129
Healthy snacks, tea, and dinner included.

What you will need to bring:

1. Journal
2. Something to write with
3. Yoga mat (if you have, otherwise, some are available)
4. A bottle for water

This semi-private mini retreat is limited to 10 participants.

About The Institute for Good Work + Dr. Tiffany Johnson:
The Institute for Good Work is a collective of academics and creatives of African descent who seek to heal their relationship to work in order to heal society. The collective creates and offers programming and content rooted in the mind-body connection and work-related research.
Their programming aims to thwart institutional narratives and socialization tactics which encourage working for worthiness. It is their belief and experience that such narratives and tactics too often present further harm and reify trauma, especially for people of African
descent. The collective is first focused on doing this work in the context of academia and non-profit settings, and they hope to one day effectuate shifts in how people of African descent relate to their work in all industries.
Tiffany Johnson is an RYT 200 and her certification is from Sacred Chill {West} with Octavia Raheem and Meryl Arnett. Tiffany teaches yoga because she wants to co-create the lived experience and expression of freedom. She is deeply curious about the ways in which movement and stillness-based practices can help us transform our relationship with self and with our work. She is equally passionate about doing this work to address race and gender-based trauma, burnout prevention for students, faculty, and staff in academia, and every person’s creative gifts that can be harnessed for living out their life’s work. Off the mat, she is
an assistant professor of organizational behavior and she does research on equity and inclusion in workplaces. She is also the founder of the Institute for Good Work.

To learn more about Tiffany, visit tiffanydawnjohnson.com


Jul 26 2020


11:00 am - 3:30 pm



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