The practice of justice, equity and inclusion requires diligence and patience. You return again and again to be confronted by the same challenges. Through a daily practice and analysis, you develop the skills to navigate systems that reinforce oppression, systems that are designed to be invisible to those with power and privilege. It is only … Continue reading What you allow, continues.
Do we accept the world as it is or do we work for the world as it could be? There is a concept called the “Butter Fly Effect.” It basically says that every action we take has far reaching implications; that a butterfly wings breeze can change the weather 200, 400, 1000 miles away. It … Continue reading The Butterfly Effect
In preparation for the 200 hour yoga school collaborative effort between Love Light Yoga and the Equity Collective, each teacher is lending their voice and interpretation to justice, liberation or leadership. Join us! In this blog, Beth Zyglebaum, Owner of Leela Yoga Alameda reflects on how yoga philosophy gives a perfect outline for participating in transformation. … Continue reading How can you talk about yoga, uteruses and transformation at the same time?
Tiny Yoga Class: Poses for Peace and Power Yin Yoga and Social Justice: September 23-28th at Hollyhock Cortes Yin is always in relationship to something else, the b side, or heads to tails. Yin is feminine, yielding, solitary and fluid. It is the antidote to the fast pace of over performing and over doing. Yin … Continue reading Tiny Yoga Class: Peace and Power
Playlist-15 minutes Las Cafeteras-It’s movement time Borders-ST. Beauty Peace Train-Cat Stevens Yin Yoga is the humbling practice of making decisions, sitting in sensations and discomfort, and adapting the circumstances as opportunities arise. As yin yogis, we are forced to embrace our differences and abilities as our super-powers, to speak truth to how our bodies are … Continue reading Tiny Yoga Class for Liberation
Violence is nuanced and can take on many faces beyond physical action. In talking about race, power, and privilege, there are so many ways that we get caught up in replicating the unhealthy patterns of white supremacy. When consider ourselves to be more advanced practitioners (we believe we are "better" at being non racist, we make judgments about others for where they are at in their process, we hide the places where we fail to meet our ideals) we are acting out white supremacy, we are creating spaces of violence.
The Equity Collective is in partnership with Love Light Yoga in Vancouver Canada. Together we offer a Yin Yoga, Justice and Liberation curriculum several times a year. September 23-28 of 2018 we will offer a session at Hollyhock. For more information you can go here or here. Below is the reflection of one of our … Continue reading Yoga, Justice and Liberation
My work in social justice and yoga has dovetailed a number of occasions over the last 5 years. More often, I find myself in spaces where we talk about spirit and demonstrate our long held physical tensions as parallels for the tensions in the world. How can one do effective public work if their internal … Continue reading Habits and Change
Produced in collaboration with Love Light Yoga and Jesi Carson Designs, "Yin & Social Justice" is a conversation with Danielle Hoogenboom and Dia Penning about how an embodied practice can help us to overcome systems and structures of oppression. This 20 minute chat also introduces the Yin Yoga Teacher Training experience with Love Light Yoga … Continue reading Yoga and Social Justice