April 13, 2009 by Geoffroy
“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.
Roseanne 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.