All posts by Roseanne

hunger, hope & healing: an interview with sarahjoy marsh

hunger, hope & healing: an interview with sarahjoy marsh

Millions of North Americans suffer from disordered eating—compulsive or stress eating, and restricting—marked by obsessive food thoughts, guilt, and body-hatred. Lurching from overindulgence to deprivation, chronic dieters grasp at the latest diet fads.

Even more startling, up to 24 million Americans of all ages and genders suffer from eating disorders: binge eating disorder, anorexia, and bulimia—linked to depression, they have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.… Read more

democratizing wellness: bhaskar goswami on daana

‘Daana’ is a sanskrit word meaning ‘generosity.’ It’s also the foundation for a new way of accessing yoga and wellness practices.

Bhaskar Goswami is the co-founder of daana, a project which provides by-donation wellness activities in spaces that are offered by people in their own communities.… Read more

why i ditched yoga for a dance fitness class called partyfit

why i ditched yoga for a dance fitness class called partyfit

Okay, I haven’t ditched yoga entirely, but I have stopped attending asana classes in favour of a high-intensity dance fitness workout. At Partyfit, there are club lights and a disco ball and hot-bodied instructors in sports bras yelling “Wooo!” at random intervals while we follow their choreographed moves to top 40 songs.… Read more

the ethics of yoga festivals: debt, lies & broken promises in santa fe

the ethics of yoga festivals: debt, lies & broken promises in santa fe

It’s festival season, and towns and cities across North America are hosting hedonistic weekends of yoga, music, dance, food, and other things. The yoga festival scene has grown in the six years since Wanderlust, the largest multi-day music and yoga festival in North America, was founded.… Read more

race & yoga conference: possibilities, practices & politics

race & yoga conference: possibilities, practices & politics

Even the most casual observer of yoga sees it as a practice associated with white people in the West. The dominant image of the North American yoga practitioner is a white, slender, able-bodied woman. But there a rising groundswell of practitioners who are thinking critically about this image, and confronting the implicit racism within modern yoga culture.… Read more