Join the Online Workshop: Embodied Social Justice (Sat 25th March)

Trainer Sauli Kahkonen offers an online workshop “Embodied Social Justice”. The workshop is open for all the participants of Maailmanvaihto’s activities and others interested in the topic. Join in!

  • On Saturday 25th March at 11–14
  • Zoom (please, sign up to get the link to the meeting)

Welcome to embodied social justice workshop! This training will demonstrate how incorporating the body can create impactful and meaningful change in our work towards a more equitable society. This training will help you cultivate a deeper sense of your own body and its role in anti-oppression work, empowering you to create real change and become a more effective ally.

Unlike traditional approaches that focus on changing our thoughts and behaviours, this training recognizes the powerful role of the body in our experiences of oppression and marginalization. By exploring this role, we can develop a more embodied understanding of how social justice operates.

During the course, you will

  • Have an introduction to embodied social justice work.
  • Gain a brief understanding of how systemic oppression impacts our bodies and relationships with others.
  • Learn some basic tools of mindfulness, movement, and breath work to create a more resilient and healing response to systemic oppression.
  • Learn some basic tools to prevent oppression.

To fully participate in this transformative workshop, all you need is a calm and spacious area to move around. It is highly recommended that you sit on a comfortable cushion, blanket, or yoga mat, and ensure that you have a dependable internet connection to access our online format. You don’t need any prior knowledge or skills related to the topic, your curiosity towards the topic is enough. Furthermore, feel free to prepare a notebook and pen to capture any noteworthy moments or inspiring thoughts that may arise during the workshop.

The creator and trainer of the workshop Sauli Kahkonen is a dedicated practitioner of yoga and meditation with over 15 years of experience in the field. Sauli holds an MSc in International Studies and is a certified Somatic yoga instructor with 200 hours of training.  He has also volunteered extensively in Lebanon, Bolivia, and  Iceland, gaining valuable cross-cultural experience and contributing to various causes. Currently, he is pursuing his studies to become a psychotherapist with a focus on somatic movement and community engagement. Through his passion for somatic movement, Sauli hopes to effect positive change in society by promoting holistic well-being and empowering individuals to take control of their bodies and minds.

On Saturday 25th March, Sauli will hold the workshop Embodied Social Justice for the first time. Try it out and give your valuable feedback afterward!

The workshop will be held in English. The workshop is free of charge.

How to join?

Please, sign up for the workshop on 20th March 2023 at the latest to Maailmanavaihto: e-mail, WhatsApp +358 44 235 1196.

Accessibility and further information

Accessibility information of Zoom is available at

If you have any questions, please, contact Maailmanvaihto at Your questions to the trainer will be forwarded to him from Maailmanvaihto.

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