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Yoga, Purpose, and Action 2.0

Are you an activist committed to justice or a yogi ready to discover and expand your purpose in the world? The cooperative power of dedication to activism and devotion to yoga practice can catalyze profound transformation and healing which the world desperately needs.

Join Off the Mat, Into the World (OTM) founders Seane Corn; Hala Khouri, MA, E-RYT; and Suzanne Sterling for a brand-new, 5-day Yoga, Purpose, and Action Leadership Intensive. With focus on collective liberation grounded in personal introspection, healing, and accountability, the OTM team will help you use your yoga practice as a conduit and complement to important activism work.

This refreshed, evolved OTM program will begin with personal inquiry about how life experiences shape our perspective. Then it will explore how to transform wounds into gifts, with a practical approach to taking action—all framed by the acknowledgement of the systemic issues that shape our worldview and actions.

You will receive complete training on:

  • Embodied Mysticism: a journey through the chakras with Seane
  • Trauma: personal, interpersonal, and systemic dynamics with Hala
  • Voice of Change: liberation, expression, and truth-telling with Suzanne
  • Embodied Social Justice: power, privilege, and positionality
  • Purpose and Action: exploring what conscious engagement looks like and the ingredients needed to sustain a life dedicated to justice for all beings

The program arrival is Sunday evening (8/12/18) and program sessions begin on Monday (8/13/18)

Special note
The OTM team is committed to creating a space in which people of all genders, gender identities, races, abilities, body sizes, and sexual orientations feel included, and which is beneficial for experienced and budding activists alike.

Please consider what is truly sustainable for you and choose a price that feels right: $700 Community (discounted fee); $1000 Sustainer (covers your tuition); or $1300 Supporter (support other leaders).

Hala Khouri, MA, E-RYT Yoga teacher

Hala Khouri has been teaching yoga, movement arts, and complementary disciplines for more than 20 years, with foundational training in Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga, dance, counseling psychology, and Somatic Experiencing.

Along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling, she created Off the Mat, Into the World‰®, a nonprofit organization inspiring people to be conscious leaders of change.

Creative movement and self-exploration have always been a source of healing for Hala, and her calling to pass this on to others has been clear since she began teaching at the age of 16. She has taught yoga and movement arts in a wide variety of places, including juvenile detention centers, mental-health hospitals, police stations, yoga studios, conference halls, and jungles.

Teaching is her favorite way to help people move through trauma, become more resilient, and lead joyful and meaningful lives. Hala lives in California with her husband and two sons.

Seane Corn

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured on NPR and, as well as in numerous commercials and magazines, Seane utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues.

In 2005, she was named National Yoga Ambassador for YouthAIDS, and in 2013 was honored with the Global Green International Environmental Leadership Award. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her cofounded organization, Off the Mat, Into the World™.

Seane has spent time in the United States, India, Cambodia, Haiti, and Africa working with communities in need‰ teaching yoga, providing support for child labor, and educating people about HIV/AIDS prevention. Seane is also cofounder of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, getting the yoga community involved in fund- and awareness-raising efforts throughout the world. Her self-authored DVDs are available through Gaiam, Yoga Journal, and Sounds True.

Suzanne Sterling

Suzanne Sterling is internationally known as a dedicated musician, yogi, activist, and social innovator who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for more than 20 years.

Cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World® and director of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours, she has been a pioneer in inspiring the yoga community to get involved in fundraising and awareness-raising efforts.

Suzanne is a passionate facilitator of embodied healing, with a unique style that takes people on a deep and ecstatic journey into the heart of creativity, authentic connection with Source, and joyful service.

Also an award-winning musician, Suzanne has released numerous albums and DVDs, has been commissioned to compose and record several soundtracks, and is a featured artist/teacher at numerous festivals, conferences, and retreat centers, such as Wanderlust, Omega, Esalen, Kripalu, Yoga Journal, Burning Man, and Earthdance. Suzanne is also part of the nationwide faculty for YogaWorks Teacher Trainings.