Yoga, Purpose, and Action Leadership Intensive

Seane Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling

August 7–12, 2016

Seane Corn

Seane Corn

Hala Khouri

Hala Khouri

Suzane Sterling

Suzane Sterling

 The waitlist for this program is now full. Please see our other engaging programs here. 



Embark on a transformational journey of provocative self-inquiry, social justice education and creative exploration to uncover your deepest passion and motivation for service that leads to embodied, effective, and conscious action. Combining the tools of yoga, meditation, self-investigation, voice, and ritual with the practical tools of communication, organization, and collaboration, you learn to become more effective leaders and agents of change in the world.

This program is a 5 day series of workshops. The workshops run 6 hours per day: 9 am to 12:15 pm and 2:15 to 5 pm. Please note: This program ends at 5 pm on the final day. You may add an extra night to your stay for 25% off our normal lodging rates. Select “Add an extra night” from the registration page in the upper right hand corner above lodging options.

For yoga teachers, community leaders, activists, and interested students. At least one year of yoga experience is strongly suggested. Off the Mat strives to include and accommodate people of all ages and abilities. Please contact us for more information. 


During this workshop you will:

  •  Learn about the mind-body connection and how the body holds and reveals all experiences
  •  Explore how to work in environments of suffering and trauma in a healthy, just and sustainable way
  •  Release limiting beliefs and step into unabashed expressions of purpose and joy
  •  Liberate the power of your voice as a tool for empowerment and standing in solidarity with others
  •  Connect deeply with the state of the world and discover your most effective path to service
  •  Explore the difference between charity and social justice and what it means to operate from a place of understanding interdependence and standing for equality.
  •  Activate your purpose, engage in collaboration, and connect with your community
Note from the program presenters:

The work that you will do in this workshop is physically and psychologically provocative.  Although we feel it is done extremely responsibly and with a clinician as one of the facilitators, group work is not appropriate for everyone.  If you are actively dealing with psychological symptoms, our clinical director, Hala Khouri, will need a note from your therapist and will possibly reach out to you as well to assess if this workshop is appropriate for you. Please contact Hala directly at


Intensive Price Tiers

One of the ways Off the Mat stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. This way, people who can pay more “pay it forward” by supporting those who can’t.

Tuition does not include the cost of lodging and meals. Prices shown on the next page, after selecting your tuition level, are all-inclusive (i.e. tuition, 6 nights lodging, and 3 meals per day.)

The waitlist for this program is now full. Please see our other engaging programs here. 

Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity:

SupporterTuition: $1,350

Support other leaders as well as yourself.

SustainerTuition: $1,050

Pays for you.

CommunityTuition: $750

Discounted fee.

Scholarships are available.


Seane Corn

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism and inspirational style of teaching. She trains leaders of activism through her cofounded organization, Off the Mat, Into the World®.  A strong and articulate voice for personal transformation and social change, she has utilized her platform to inspire and mobilize the yoga community in activating grassroots projects worldwide. Corn also has released seven DVDs, including Vinyasa Flow Yoga, as well as the audiobook, Detox Flow Yoga.

Hala Khouri

Hala Khouri, MA, E-RYT, co-founder of Off The Mat, Into The World®, is a yoga teacher and somatic counselor specializing in trauma. Her roots are in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. She leads trainings nationally and has a private practice in Venice, California.

Suzanne Sterling

Suzanne Sterling, co-founder of Off The Mat, Into The World®, is a dedicated musician, yogi, activist, and social innovator who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for more than 20 years. An award-winning musician and founder of Voice of Change, she has released 5 solo albums and numerous DVD soundtracks. Her life work is dedicated to inspiring others to find their unique voice and to use self-expression as a tool for community building and conscious evolution.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5:30 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. This program ends at 5pm on the final day. You may register for an additional night for 25% off our normal lodging rates. Choose "add extra night" when registering, or call Guest Services. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.