Jacoby Ballard teaches yoga and mindfulness is a writer, and social justice educator. He co-founded the worker-owned cooperative Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn and Bending Towards Justice, which trains contemplative teachers in diversity, anti-oppression, and justice. His work centers on embodiment, trauma, and social justice, which earned him the 2015 Game Changer Award, and in 2016 he received a Good Karma award for his work in queer and trans communities. His teaching is playful and fun, deep and creative, always integrating yogic philosophy and ethics. More at jacobyballard.com.
Yoga Teacher, Herbalist, Health Educator, Facilitator
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“To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.” --bell hooks
“Without community, there is no liberation…but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.” –Audre Lorde