A powerful manifesto outlining the personal inner work and practical steps that yoga practitioners and studios need to take to move to true equity and inclusion - on the mat, and off. Yoga as Resistance
outlines a dynamic programme of social justice reform within the yoga industry. The majority of teachers in North America and Europe are white, able-bodied, cis-gendered, so how can they create inclusive environments? This book will inspire and welcome all to take part in questioning the status quo and learn how to move towards equity, and why it matters. -
Yoga teachers will learn why the most marginalized matter, even if they are not in the room: and how this affects their teaching. -
The book is structured around Sanskrit roots of yoga: TAPAS, AHIMSA, ASTEYA, SATYA. The meanings are explored in alignment with the social justice work presented. -
Each chapter closes with a yoga or meditation practice or journaling activity, to embody deeper understanding and work through any discomfort and issues that may arise, on a somatic and spiritual level.
Diversity and inclusion within the wellness industry has been increasingly under the spotlight. This book responds to the appetite for guidance on how we actively create change. The mission of Yoga as Resistance
is to educate and empower yoga practitioners and professionals to take action in aligning their practice on the mat with their lives off the mat.