Places of Worship
Religious and spiritual places are an ideal fit for the questions found within Stoke Your Woke. The journal, acting as a third thing, serves up the question instead of it coming from within a system of hierarchy or between those who carry opposing views. Engaging in this work together, groups begin to form stronger bonds, hear from each other in new ways and consider different perspectives. When used with the facilitation & process guide, a safe container is created for all voices to be heard in a non-confrontational process with trust and confidentiality as cornerstones.
“As we take the time to ponder these rich questions and quotes, we will surely be led to our own right actions to steer our world in a more positive direction. As a minister, I can readily imagine using this book as the kindling for a rich and fiery group.”
Sr. Minister, Unity Community of Central Oregon
Yoga Teacher Trainings
Stoke Your Woke has found its way into the yoga teacher training world through its accessible and effective facilitation and group process guide. The Journal’s facilitation and process guide fulfills the Teaching Methodology requirement for yoga teacher trainings. It provides and supports a method for new teachers leading discussion-based workshops with or without an asana component. Stoke Your Woke also offers teachers another means of guided self-reflection that can be used privately and in future yoga classes.
For studios in the Central Oregon area, Carol and Casey can supplement the training by facilitating a group session directly with students. They will be walked through the process of how to create a safe container for sharing and answer a question from the journal as an exercise. We will use the write, pair, share model and timed, no-response, equitable sharing that we use in our circles. Students will leave with curriculum that outlines the entire process to support them in leading future workshops.
For studios outside the area, please contact us for guidance in using this process for your next training.
CASE STUDY: MUDRA YOGA, EUGENE OR
Heather Nelson, owner and instructor at Mudra Yoga utilized Stoke Your Woke and the facilitation process during her recent teacher training. Here is what she had to say:
“The facilitation guide and questions gave us the opportunity to have a great discussion of how to hold space without a power over structure. Group facilitation is not necessarily a part of most teacher trainings I have had experience with, and it is an important piece. Stoke Your Woke and the facilitation guide offer a fresh way for people to gain awareness of styles of facilitation and the work it takes to be in front of a group of people as a teacher/facilitator. It's a gentle reminder that we are all in this together and creating spaces that have equity of time and space open us up to deepen our practice. I think yoga teacher trainings would benefit from Casey and Carol coming in and exploring a page and the process. It gives trainees a break from hearing from the same person and grows their tool box.”
“Stoke Your Woke presents a clear framework for facilitating balanced group dialogue. It allows groups to process big subjects while empowering each participant to speak their truth in a safe space. Carol and Casey, are passionate about building community and airing different perspectives to create broad understanding. These intentions show clearly within Stoke Your Woke.”
Owner/Instructor, Mudra Yoga
Curious about using the journal in your spiritual community? We’d love to hear from you.