The MYP Hippopotamus Workshop is an immersive body-focused workshop has been opened up to any white identified human who aspires to engage cross-racially and wants to limit their potential for causing harm.
Gain knowledge of how stress, trauma and whiteness operate in white bodies and the origins of race-based stress in white humans.
Background of MYP's Hippo Workshop
MYP founder Jeffrey Thomas named this workshop after the Hippopatumus, one of the most territorial and lethal animals on earth, but often thought of as a gentle, water-going giant. He conceived of the workshop in response to his yoga-teacher colleagues (all white women) asking him how they could be of service in the work of making yoga more inclusive and accessible. His response has been to ask them to turn inward and work on themselves, to investigate the deep currents of systemic white supremacy and racial oppression that live unconsciously in their bodies and that often wound BIPOC within the mercantile model of yoga and our culture at large.