TKE proudly presents yoga teacher and social justice educator, Jacoby Ballard, for a conversation about his new book, A Queer Dharma: Yoga and Meditations for Liberation. Ballard will be in conversation with yoga teacher, Seane Corn.
This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you must register here to participate.
About the book:
Addressing the trauma perpetuated against queer communities—complex, vicarious, historical, and collective—Ballard explores the Brahma Viharas, or heart teachings, of both yoga and Buddhism through a queer lens informed by Black feminism and activism. With these teachings, Ballard crafts tools for working with anger, generating self-compassion, fostering lovingkindness, and grounding the nervous system. He also deconstructs the ways mainstream yoga perpetuates systemic oppression, exploring the intersections of yoga, capitalism, cultural appropriation, and sexual violence while offering a visionary path forward.
With stories from Ballard’s personal practice and professional experience teaching yoga through their weekly Queer and Trans Yoga class, in schools and prisons, and at conferences, A Queer Dharma is a guidebook, reclamation, and unapologetically queer heart offering for true healing and transformation.