Category Archives: politics

the problem with diversity in yoga

the problem with diversity in yoga

Lately I’ve been feeling a little disillusioned and skeptical about the ideals of diversity and inclusivity within yoga communities.

Not that I don’t think these are worthy ideals. As we have seen with the recent attacks on yoga for people of colour classes in Seattle, there is a need within yoga communities (and beyond) for spaces that are safe and enable access for people who don’t feel welcome in studio classes.Read more

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

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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 & politicsRead more

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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

2014: the year in yogaIAYB has enthusiastically rounded up the “best” (quotation marks because it’s highly subjective) posts of the yoga blogosphere. This year, however, it’s a little more difficult.

One of the reasons is that there is less emphasis on individual posts.… Read more

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2014: the year in yoga

For the past five years, IAYB has enthusiastically rounded up the “best” (quotation marks because it’s highly subjective) posts of the yoga blogosphere. This year, however, it’s a little more difficult.

One of the reasons is that there is less emphasis on individual posts.… Read more

body image in yoga culture: YJ san diego conversation

body image in yoga culture: YJ san diego conversation

IAYB is in the middle of a cross-country move and right now taking it easy in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia! Even though I’ve been spending a lot of time hanging out on beaches (and digging Kelowna’s body positive public beach art: see the featured photo), I’ve still been paying attention to the yogasphere.… Read more