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Down Under Yoga Ascension Program – Refugees and Asylum Seekers

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Education: Refugees & Asylum Seekers – from Turning a Blind Eye to Collective Responsibility with Dr. Chivi Kapungu, Ph.D.

Physical Practice: Flow Foundations with Anjali Mehta.

Dr. Chivi Kapungu is a Senior Lecturer at MIT in Women and Gender Studies and Brain Cognitive Sciences. She is also a staff psychologist at the Bedford VA Medical Center. Her clinical research interests include cross-cultural sequelae and recovery from traumatic exposure in humanitarian conflict settings.

Anjali Mehta is a yoga teacher and Consultant Relationship Manager with Calm, a leader app for Meditation and Sleep.


This 8-week Series combines education, movement, discussion, and collaborative dialogue aimed at understanding our individual and collective potential within a sociopolitical context. While we as a faculty are specifically inviting any and all BIPOC and Gender Diverse Folxs, all are welcomed in this collaborative learning space!

This event will be in-person while simultaneously live-streamed. Virtual space is unlimited. The physical space is limited.

Every session is 90 minutes: 30 min of education followed by a 60 min physical practice.


Donations are welcomed to support our ability to offer this again, inviting other speakers, all at no cost to the public.


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