• Our Stories in the Practice: Yoga, Healing Justice, Diversity and Access.

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    “I don’t belong here.” “My people don’t do yoga.” “I thought I was the only one.”

    Ever heard or felt that in a yoga space?

    Our Stories in the Practice: Yoga, Healing Justice, Diversity and Access is a movement and call to action for more coherent, visible, diverse community and leadership in yoga today.

    This is a Movement- A call to Action for Diversity, Visibility and New Communities and Faces in Yoga in the West.

    Specifically, this movement is to challenge the overwhelmingly mono-culture, white, thin, ableist, representational yoga paradigm and create actions with supporters, practitioners, participants and allies who collaborate to change the popular face of yoga today to create more diverse representation and access.

    It’s our movement.

    We rise together creating visible, unified, diverse yoga leadership as a site for social change. We seek to address various methods of healing trauma while uplifting excluded groups and creating safe space for greater yoga accessibility.

    Through image, written word, telling our stories as part of the cultural, social, historical and practical fabric of yoga today we create visibility, mutual uplift, collective conversation and cultural change.

    This is our movement. We each show up in ways that work for us! I invite you to be this change as well in whatever way works for you. Write, read, share, speak, create! Represent and uplift.

    As part of my contribution I am conducting an interview series to publish stories with yogis of color, diverse experience and backgrounds, communities and practices throughout 2016. You will see interviews about 1X a month here on the blog and on various other media outlets throughout the month.

    It is time for our current yoga world to change—to transform in the spirit of love, in the spirit of openness, and in the spirit of inclusivity, in the spirit of ahimsa.

    This week we get to hear from a community that is leading the movement to change representation in yoga from Black Yogis.

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    I’ve been blogging about yoga, healing, wellness and social justice for over 3 years now. I am grateful to be on this journey with you all. I know each of our individual journeys is part of the collective. Thank you for reading, practicing, growing and being a part of this movement. And I continue to feel very committed to creating the space and place and change that the yoga world needs.

    Support this movement! This is ours. I invite you to be this change as well in whatever way works for you. Share, like and spread these interviews. Write, read, share, speak, create!