Category Archives: activism

yoga & cultural appropriation: new mini-doc explores the basics

yoga & cultural appropriation: new mini-doc explores the basics

The conversation around yoga and cultural appropriation is growing and expanding, with increased resources and educational opportunities. You Are Here: Exploring Yoga & the Impacts of Cultural Appropriation, a new mini-doc featuring nisha ahuja and produced by Toby Wiggins, is a valuable contribution to the conversation.… Read more

how a former inmate inspires as a yoga teacher (video)

how a former inmate inspires as a yoga teacher (video)

This inspiring Chicago TV station clip profiles Marshawn Feltus, a yoga teacher in the city’s West Side, an area known for high levels of crime and violence. Feltus started doing yoga during a 19-year prison sentence for murder. Upon his release, he took a yoga teacher training and launched his own business, offering classes in his neighbourhood and at corporate workplaces.… Read more

yoga apparel, corporate responsibility & diversity: who’s accountable?

yoga apparel, corporate responsibility & diversity: who’s accountable?

So last Saturday, the highly anticipated conversation with lululemon executivess, bloggers, ambassadors, and activists went down at the Yoga Journal conference in NYC. Presented by yoga service organization, Off The Mat Into the World, lululemon and Yoga Journal LIVE, the conversation involved some high profile noisemakers in the yoga community, including Seane Corn and Hala Khouri, lefty blogger Carol Horton, and former ambassador/rabble rouser Alanna Kaivalya, among others.… Read more

lululemon execs, bloggers & activists face off at YJ conference

lululemon execs, bloggers & activists face off at YJ conference

This weekend, a small group of lululemon executives, writers and activists will gather for a public conversation on spiritual values and corporate responsibility at the Yoga Journal NYC conference. The Saturday, April 26 public conversation is free and capped at 100, and pre-event registration indicates that the event is sold out.… Read more

3 yoga service leaders talk about why they serve

3 yoga service leaders talk about why they serve

Service takes many forms. Rob Schware, co-founder and director of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, has been exploring the ways we show up to serve in a series of interviews on The Huffington Post. As his wide-ranging interviews demonstrate, yoga is turning up in addiction centres, eating disorder clinics, prisons and cancer wards.… Read more