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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

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

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

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

sandra sammartino: an interview before the victoria yoga conference

sandra sammartino: an interview before the victoria yoga conference

This is the first in 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.

Sandra Sammartino is a yoga powerhouse.… Read more