yoga + meditation + teacher pay advocacy
Treat yourself to yoga + self care and have your voice heard regarding DPS teacher pay.
Teacher turn over is higher in Denver than in any other district in the state. Because of this, DPS educators have been negotiating for fair pay/livable wage for over a year. Recently, a portion of the DPS budget was exposed and revealed a top-heavy structure that does not show an institution concerned with education, teachers or equity.
As negotiations play out with DPS with potential for teacher strike, it is important to not only stand with our teachers in solidarity, but tell our representatives and elected officals that this has to change- that teachers are valued and deserve a livable wage.
Stand with Denver teachers!
Bine Trujillo, Keri Bergeron and Kady Lafferty lead this free event and hope to have as many DPS teachers and supporters as possible!
Kady Lafferty is the Visionary and Vibe Setter behind Big Booty Yoga, a body positive yoga movement. A Denver native, she is a devoted and passionate yoga practitioner and teacher. Inspired by the likes of Jessamyn Stanley‘s body positive yoga and her training in yoga philosophy under Dr. Christa Schwind, Kady aims to make the ancient teachings of yoga more accessible for everyBODY. Kady completed her 500 Hour Advanced Teaching Training at The River Yoga Studio with Christen Bakken and trained under Bhakti Flow creator Rusty Wells in San Francisco. Her training instilled a passion for music and devotion as a tool for personal growth. One of her great loves is learning and she continues to seek education in Bhakti and vinyasa yoga, among other styles. Kady puts a modern & light-hearted twist on yogic philosophy to make it applicable and relatable to the modern-day yogi. Her classes often have an upbeat flow with a hearty side of humor and self-love. She jokes and says she's breaking the yoga stereotype one chubby chaturanga at a time! Kady is affable, approachable, energetic and always the first one to lean into a hug.
Slow and steady wins the race. Snail mail is still relevant when it comes to contacting elected officials. Signing post-cards give you the opportunity to share personal anecdotes about why you care about your cause. Plus, we'll take care of the nitty gritty and mail it on your behalf.
Channel your channels for change instead of avocado toast. Posting on social media gives you the ability to direct messages and photos at specific reps through public and highly trafficked channels. These days, elected officials have staff members specifically designated to monitor incoming inquiries, which means they're always listening- especially if this content comes through en masse. Not only will reps be listening, but your social network will be watching as well.
Water, yoga mat and change makin' vibes.
2059 S Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80210