About

“ready for anything”

It’s All Yoga, Baby is Roseanne Harvey’s blog about yoga and other things, with a mission to spark investigation into the relationship between yoga, the body and popular culture. IAYB questions, provokes thought and shines a critical light on yoga culture ~ while celebrating community, service, creativity, the independent spirit and good ol’ fun.

IAYB looks at the “yoga body” from a feminist perspective, covering yoga and weight loss, body image, size activism, and sexualized advertising and marketing. The blog is sex-positive, queer-friendly and anti-oppressive. IAYB strives to unpack the representation of sex, yoga and commercialism in mainstream media and popular culture.

Founded in spring 2009, IAYB has grown to be a leading voice in the North American yoga community. Roseanne regularly comments on yoga culture and news, and IAYB was voted #6 Best Local Blog in the the (now defunct) Montreal Mirror’s 2012 BOM poll.

yogadork-beerRoseanne Harvey is a writer, editor and geeky girl who recently relocated to Victoria, BC from Montreal. As the former editor of ascent magazine, Roseanne isn’t afraid to use her media literacy skills to call out the hypocrisies and contradictions of modern yoga. She is all for dismantling the dominant hegemony of rock star teachers, expensive class fees and designer clothes/accessories/products. She also loves supporting progressive yoga projects, innovative and independent teachers, and general awesomeness.

Active offline as well as online, Roseanne is a serves on the advisory board for the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. She was the co-founder and co-director of Yoga Festival Montreal and the co-editor (with Carol Horton) of 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics & Practice.

Comments, questions, ideas? Get in touch: roseanne [at] itsallyogababy [dot] com or @itsallyoga_baby in the Twittersphere.

IAYB logo lovingly designed by Anile at Girlfriday (she blogged about our super fun process here).
Website design by the talented team at Ensemble Web.
Former and beloved banner image by Montreal artist, Jonathan Himsworth of the Stadium Art Movement.

 

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  1. OMG, I LOVED ascent magazine, I was a subscriber. too bad it stopped publishing…

  2. I used to live SO close to Rad’a!!! I can’t believe i didn’t know about it… the plateau is so fantastic 🙂

  3. Hi, Roseanne.

    Enjoying your blog very much. Just added your link to my site.

    Bob
    http://www.yogademystified.com
    @reweis

  4. Hi there! I’ve recently discovered your blog and am enjoying it very much. I wanted to let you know I’ve added it to my blog roll- hope that’s alright!

    All the best!

  5. Over from 21.5.800

    I love what you say about yoga. I go to a small place close to my home. The place I go to is close to home. Though its by no means huge, I often feel its an elitist hub. However the class I’m taking is affordable ($10 a class, 1 hour) and its for people needing modification. The people in the class tend to be more down to earth than in the “regular” yoga classes. I hope to move into a beginner class – but I dread the atmosphere. I live in So. Cal and it looks like all the options are the same or worse. I keep staying open to a solution.

  6. Hi Roseanne, I loved Ascent…..I found it too late and then it vanished. So glad I found your blog here. Keep up the phenomenal work!

  7. Love the blog, and the conversations happening here! Great work Roseanne…

  8. So glad I found your blog. Love, love, loved Ascent! Looking for inspiration on my Yoga blog. Trying to mix my corny sense of humor, love of writing and love of Yoga into a fun read. Come check it out, I’d really appreciate the feedback.

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