Moderating panel discussion on "Yoga & Social Justice," Yoga Service Conference, Omega Institute, May 2015

Moderating panel discussion on “Yoga & Social Justice,” Yoga Service Conference, Omega Institute, May 2015

Upcoming Events

Yoga Service Conference, “Yoga Service: Spiritual, Historical, and Cultural Contexts” (facilitated discussion), Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY (May 11-13, 2018)

Accessible Yoga Conference: “Yoga Service and Social Justice” (workshop), Toronto, Canada (June 22-24, 2018)


Past Events

Yoga for Your Whole Life (online course), “Cultivating the Inner Life,” Embodied Yoga Principles with Mark Walsh (Jan. 24, 2018)

Forrest Yoga Summit 2017 (workshop presentation): “Forrest Yoga & Trauma-Informed Yoga: Resonance & Divergence,” Yoga Now, Chicago (Aug. 26, 2017)

Webinar: “New Trends in Yoga Teaching, Hosted by Barrie Risman with Carol Horton,” Barrie Risman Yoga (Aug. 24, 2017)

Chicago Women’s Alliance, “Conversations and Connections: Practice Makes Perfect” Cliff Dweller’s Club (3 hours), Chicago (July 25, 2017)

Presentation: “Who Are We? Reflections on the Yoga Community Today,” Yoga Alliance Panel (with Matthew Remski, Diane Bondy, Jill Miller, Andrea Jain & Michael Stone), Toronto Yoga Conference & Show (April 2017)

Yoga Teacher Training: “21st Century Yoga: Challenges, Opportunities, & Commitments” (2.5 hours), Bloom Yoga Studio, Chicago (April 23, 2017)

Yoga Teacher Training: “The Making of Modern Day Yoga” (6 hours),  Yoga One, Cedarburg, WI (Dec. 2016)

Yoga Teacher Training: “Seva and Social Action” (12 hours), Amara Vidya Yoga, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 21-24, 2016)

Presentation/Discussion: “Yoga, Spirituality, Religion, & Secularism,” Socially Engaged Yoga Network (SEYN), Chicago (Oct. 8, 2016)

Yoga Teacher Training (recorded interview): “The Making of Modern Yoga” (1.5 hours), Mission Propelle Yoga, Chicago (Oct. 5, 2016)

Webinar: “The Art of Juggling Your Yoga Practice & Putting Passionate Callings into Action,” (1 hour), 2016 Hunger, Hope & Healing Online Summit hosted by SarahJoy Marsh (June 24, 2016)

Yoga Teacher Training: “21st Century Yoga: Challenges, Opportunities, & Commitments” (2.5 hours), Bloom Yoga Studio, Chicago (May 19, 2016)

Workshop: “Yoga for Intellectuals: An Analytic/Experiential Exploration” (3 hours),  UChicago Alumni Association, Chicago, IL (Jan. 30, 2016)

Guest Lecture: “Yoga & Society Today” for “Explore Chicago: Chicago’s Yoga Community” (with Natalie Tomlin), DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Jan. 8, 2016)

Paper presentation: “Yoga is Not Dodgeball: Mind-Body Integration and Progressive Education.” Panel on “Making America FIT: The History of U.S. Wellness Publics and Their Problems” (with Profs. Lindsay A. Bell &  Natalia Mehlman Petrzela), Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, Washington, DC (Oct. 2015)

Yoga Teacher Training: “21st Century Yoga: Challenges, Opportunities, & Commitments” (2.5 hours), Bloom Yoga Studio, Chicago (June 18, 2015)

Facilitator & Discussant: “Yoga, Social Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline” (with Leslie Booker, Marshawn Feltus, Chandlee Kuhn & Argos Gonzalez), Yoga Service Council conference, Omega Institute, NY (May 16, 2015)

Guest Lecturer: “Yoga, Trauma, and Human Rights” for “Human Rights and Social Work: Opportunities for Policy and Practice” (with Prof. Constance Sheehan), University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (Nov. 2014)

Yoga Teacher Training: “Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga” (6 hours; with Geri Bleir, Terri Mariano, & Lara Veon), yogaview, Chicago (Oct. 2014)

Yoga Teacher Training: “Yoga for Social & Political Transformation” (5.5 hours), Moksha Yoga International, Kelowna, Canada (July 2014)

Workshop (with Roseanne Harvey): “New Directions in North American Yoga” (2.5 hours), TASCbar, New York, NY (May 2014)

Workshop (with Roseanne Harvey): “New Directions in North American Yoga” (2.5 hours),  Abhyasa Yoga Center, Brooklyn, NY (May 2014)

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: “The Yoga of Authenticity: Conundrums, Controversies, and Commitments” (3 hours), yogaview, Chicago (May 2014)

Panelist: “The Practice of Leadership: Corporate Responsibility & Yogic Values” (with Off the Mat Into the World & Lululemon), Yoga Journal LIVE! conference, New York, NY (April 2014)

Yoga Teacher Training: “Yoga, Ethics, & You” (6 hours), Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, Chicago (March 2014)

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: “Negotiating the ‘Yoga Body’: Culture, Identity, and Practice” (3 hours), yogaview, Chicago (March 2014)

Keynote Address: “Yoga for Trauma Stewardship” (1 hour), Hyde Park Union Church, Chicago (March 2014)

Yoga Teacher Training: “Modern Practice, Timeless Questions: Yoga History & Philosophy Today” (6 hours), Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, Chicago (Nov. 2014)

Workshop: “Expanding Mind on the Mat: Yoga for Self-Integration and Social Awareness” (3 hours), Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley, MA (Oct. 2013)

Panelist: “Stretching to Bliss: The Birth of Yoga in America” (with Sat Bir Singh Khalsa PhD, and Devarshi Steven Hartman), Action Speaks! Public Discussion & NPR Radio Broadcast, AS220, Providence, RI (Oct. 2013)

Workshop: “Yoga, Self Care, and Caring for Others” (2 hours), University of Chicago Wellness Week, Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago (Oct. 2013)

Workshop: “Yoga PhD: Integrating the Life of the Mind & the Wisdom of the Body” (3 hours), University of Chicago Alumni Association, Chicago (Sept. 2013)

Workshop: “Yoga, Self Care, and Caring for Others” (2.5 hours), University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine New Student Orientation, Chicago (August 2013)

Book Talk: “Making Sense of Modern Yoga” (2 hours), Seminary Co-op Bookstores/57th Street Books, Chicago, IL (May 2013

Book Talk: “21st Century Yoga & Yoga Ph.D.” (1.5 hours), Women and Children First, Chicago, IL (May 2013)

Panelist, “The New Yoga Blogosphere” (with Matthew Remski, Roseanne Harvey, & Bob Weisenberg), Yoga Festival Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2010)



“Carol was the keynote speaker in HPUC’s Adult Education Lenten series on Trauma Stewardship. She helped us think about how yoga can serve as a healing practice for individuals who have experienced trauma and for those who work with such individuals. Hearing about her work with Yoga for Recovery and other organizations that practice trauma-informed yoga helped us imagine new ways we might minister to those affected by trauma and care for ourselves so that we can do this work well. We were really grateful to have her unique insight on this topic!” – Amanda Guthrie, Minister of Congregational Development and Spiritual Formation, Hyde Park Union Church, Chicago

“Carol’s knowledge of yoga history is nothing short of encyclopedic. In her writings and presentations, she tells the story of yoga from antiquity to modern day, tracing the social, political, and economic threads that weave throughout. Her knowledge goes beyond academic, though, calling upon wisdom acquired from championing underserved communities and working with the Socially Engaged Yoga Network and Yoga Service Council. Carol is a voice for the voiceless, a compass for the conscientious yogi, and a mentor for all who seek to experience yoga as a holistic and socially significant practice.” – Jill Carey, President & Co-Founder, Mission Propelle, Chicago