Which charitable causes, volunteer opportunities, or community groups draw your energy?

If you’ve overcome adversity in your life, chances are high that related topics naturally draw your attention and empathy.

It’s possible that your gifts to the community are valuable because of your lived experience.

In this workshop, participants will reflect, discuss, and brainstorm possibilities for transforming emotional pain into creative community work.  Some topics we’ll discuss:
  • What does it take to use our greatest challenges as fuel for our greatest potential?
  • What truly matters to us? What are our most important values?
  • What helps break down barriers within and around us?
  • How can spirituality and social justice align harmoniously?
  • What are some creative ways of contributing to our communities using our own skills and strengths?
On a backdrop of embodiment, systemic challenges, yoga, and storytelling we will journey into what gets our hearts aflame, how to find the balance between self-care and community care, and share our gifts to engage meaningfully with our surroundings.  

March 27th, 2021 | 10am – 2pm 

Sliding scale $75 – $0 | YO Volunteers 50% off & YO Volunteer Alum 25% off

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event less a 10% admin fee.

About Emmy

Emmy ChahalShe/her

Emmy was introduced to yoga as a child through her grandmother and mother, and was lucky to grow up practicing kundalini and restorative yoga. Her ancestors are from the north of India and the practice of yoga connects her deeply to her heritage. She has been teaching yoga since 2012 in a variety of settings (universities, schools, studios, corporate and private) and is particularly interested in: the healing potential of yoga, incorporating trauma-informed approaches, decolonization, and embodied pedagogy. Emmy holds a a BA in Cultural Studies, minor in Gender and Women’s Studies; and has previously worked in schools as a violence prevention workshop facilitator. She currently teaches yoga and meditation for tech companies, works with clients as an energy healer/bodyworker and facilitates community workshops.

Emmy loves:

  • being near or in the ocean
  • hugging trees
  • writing poetry
  • growing her own vegetables

About Kacey

Kacey Wilson

Ed.M., 500 Hr Certified Yoga Teacher, 650 Hr Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor
Mental Health Counselor
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student


Born and raised in Colorado, Kacey has been leading group experiences, teaching yoga, and spending time in nature as an experiential educator for over a decade. Since receiving a masters in prevention science and developmental counseling from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2011, Kacey has taught students across the U.S., Brazil, and India, both in formal education settings as well as through community workshops. Kacey is a 500 HR certified Yoga Teacher and 650 HR certified Ayurvedic Health Counseling. Kacey spent the last three years in India both studying Ayurveda and working as the Head of Mindfulness, Well-Being and Psychological Counseling at the United World College of India. Kacey has returned to the U.S. to pursue Doctoral studies in Clinical and School Psychology.

Kacey Loves

  • dogs
  • hiking
  • travel
  • world religions
  • meeting new people from diverse backgrounds
  • having heart-to-heart conversations
  • defying assumptions
  • building bridges to understanding
  • nurturing collective belonging