BLACK SALT BOOK CLUB w/Cortnie Burriss & R.R. Shakti
Put your skill in action.
9/19 Saturday, 6-7 p.m.
Cortnie Burriss grew up in black communities of Washington DC. Shakti grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by corn fields and white people. Three years ago, they discovered that they share a familial bloodline...and a deep desire to ignite social change through education, contemplative practice, and real human connection. Inspired by the book, Skill in Action by Michelle Cassanda Johnson, these two sisters share insights about the changing tides of social equity. They discuss the critical response that is required from yoga and education, today. They invite you to join the discussion. Order your copy of the book HERE.
Cortnie Burriss is a community educator, speaker, social host who’s innovative events and workshops ignite positive collaboration within the education and social well-being communities.
She is constantly dreaming of new ways we can creatively inspire & empower each other through the tools of communication, integration of resources and high vibrating intentions–all while having fun! Cortnie has 15 years combined experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator who specializes in embedding social-emotional learning into traditional academia. She has applied her talents to building a trauma informed Virtual Summer Program for students DCs most vulnerable areas. These days you'll find her leading and training cohorts of teachers and community mentors in mindfulness and academia, authoring brain-based learning workbooks for teens, and brain-calming workbooks for parents and many heart-work projects in between.
Cortnie Angel currently lives in the Washington DC Metro area. She is a mother of a phenomenal toddler, Corinne who keeps her on the up & up and up-to-date on who’s really raising who.
R.R. Shakti, PhD Founding teacher of Inner Power Yoga®, Shakti is a Contemplative Mythologist, ritual facilitator, and writer who presents a Tantrik approach to personal empowerment and social action. Through contemplative story-telling and mind/body practices, she offers a vision of deep peace and radical freedom. www.rrshakti.love
Inner Power Yoga® is a dynamic practice combining holistic body wisdom, Tantrik teachings, and Yoga Psychology to empower each individual. Established in Colorado in 2001 and nationally registered in 2009, Inner Power Yoga® is committed to offering personal empowerment, global community, and a comprehensive yoga education through the Institute for Inner Power Yoga® Realize, experience, and celebrate your inner power.