Category Archives: media

building the world we want: the canadian election & the “yoga vote”

building the world we want: the canadian election & the “yoga vote”

The upcoming Canadian election has got me taking many deep breaths, mumbling mantras under my breath while reading the news, and fighting the urge to take a long savasana until everyone goes to the polls on October 19.

Of course, checking out is not an option, even if the pre-election noise and frenzy are stressful and anxiety-inducing.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

indie documentary, who owns yoga? crowdfunds for feature-length film

indie documentary, who owns yoga? crowdfunds for feature-length film

Last fall, Al Jeezera quietly launched a short documentary, Who Owns Yoga? Produced by Bhanu Bhatnagar, a yoga teacher and journalist, with filmmakers Micah Garen and Marie-Hélène Carleton, the 48-minute film explored the modern obsession with yoga and asked difficult questions about ownership, cultural appropriation and commercialization.… Read more

jennifer aniston’s yoga teacher wants you to have the perfect body

jennifer aniston’s yoga teacher wants you to have the perfect body

One of the joys of being a yoga blogger is getting emails from yoga publicists. The latest yogalebrity hype landed in my inbox with the subject line, “Get the perfect body with Yogalosophy.”

It was from Jennifer Aniston’s yoga teacher’s publicist, repping Mandy Ingber and telling me about her new “Yogalosophy” app.… Read more

how do we talk about yoga, privilege & power?

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