Oh, this again. The latest issue of Yoga Journal (June 2017) is on the theme of “yoga for all.” We know this because it is loudly proclaimed at the top of the front cover (aka the money spot, visible from anywhere on the newsstand).… Read more
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
It’s not unusual to see words like “welcoming,” “diverse” and “community” on yoga studio websites. And while many studios do make sincere efforts to create welcoming, diverse and community-oriented spaces, the imagery on their websites may reinforce stereotypical ideals of the yoga practitioner.… Read more