Tag Archives: social justice

yoga in service of social justice: an interview with andrea jain

yoga in service of social justice: an interview with andrea jain

There’s a piece of me that is fascinated with academia and wishes I had committed myself to becoming some kind of yoga nerd academic.

I had the chance to encounter this world last month when I went to a presentation at the University of Victoria called Politics of Yoga: Sex, Religion and Power in a Global Industry.Read more

internet wanderings: yoga, social justice & service

internet wanderings: yoga, social justice & service

Hanging out on the internet and consuming media, especially as long-form writing, is pretty much my favourite thing to do. It’s almost part of my spiritual practice. It definitely informs my life and how I engage with the world. In my internet wanderings, even while IAYB was on hiatus, I find myself paying attention to how yoga is portrayed in mainstream media.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

moksha yoga pulls together for first nations legal action

moksha yoga pulls together for first nations legal action

It’s not unusual to see yoga organizations and studios champion for a cause, raising funds with yoga marathons and endless rounds of sun salutations. The preferred causes in the yoga world tend to be related to food, animals, or women in developing countries, especially in connection with established global non-profit organizations.Read more