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.
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?
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.
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