Category Archives: activism

trauma-sensitive yoga & transformation: interview with nicole emily marcia

trauma-sensitive yoga & transformation: interview with nicole emily marcia

This is part of a series of interviews with faculty at the 2015 Victoria Yoga Conference, Jan 30 – Feb 1 in Victoria, BC, Canada. For the full line-up and schedule of the conference, visit victoriayogaconference.com.

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how do we talk about yoga, privilege & power?A few days ago, The Atlantic published an article  about the correlation between vaccination rates and illnesses in rich Los Angeles neighbourhoods. While the article has nothing to do with yoga , the accompanying image is a person doing yoga on a stand-up paddleboard.Read more

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how do we talk about yoga, privilege & power?

A few days ago, The Atlantic published an article  about the correlation between vaccination rates and illnesses in rich Los Angeles neighbourhoods. While the article has nothing to do with yoga , the accompanying image is a person doing yoga on a stand-up paddleboard.Read more

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)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

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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?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

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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