Tag Archives: diversity

yoga journal almost gets “yoga for all” right

yoga journal almost gets “yoga for all” right

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

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

yoga equality: SAAPYA crowdfunds for diversity & inclusivitySAAPYA (South Asian Art and Perspectives on Yoga in America) is a small organization with big plans. Their work is centred around raising the profile of South Asian diasporic voices in North American yoga and working towards an integrated, inclusive and diverse yoga world.… Read more

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yoga equality: SAAPYA crowdfunds for diversity & inclusivity

SAAPYA (South Asian Art and Perspectives on Yoga in America) is a small organization with big plans. Their work is centred around raising the profile of South Asian diasporic voices in North American yoga and working towards an integrated, inclusive and diverse yoga world.… Read more

yoga & access conference: academics tackle questions of inclusion in yoga communitiesYoga nerds unite! I was thrilled to discover that University of California, Berkeley will host a conference on the theme of “Yoga and Access: Questions of Inclusion” on Friday, April 25, 2014. They’ve put out a call for papers, with a December 1, 2013 deadline.… Read more

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yoga & access conference: academics tackle questions of inclusion in yoga communities

Yoga nerds unite! I was thrilled to discover that University of California, Berkeley will host a conference on the theme of “Yoga and Access: Questions of Inclusion” on Friday, April 25, 2014. They’ve put out a call for papers, with a December 1, 2013 deadline.… Read more

the best yoga studio website in the world!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

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the best yoga studio website in the world!

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