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image via @MyNameIsJessamyn Sadly, we’re still at a point where we need photographic reminders that yoga is for every body. The good news, however, is there are some folks out there who are dead set on proving it. Thanks to Instagram (thanking Instagram? this won’t happen often), images of yogis with bodies of all shapes [...]

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As yoga expands, it’s also getting smaller. Smaller in the sense that members of the yoga community are increasingly focusing their attention on the microcosms and smaller pockets that exist amongst practitioners that have been otherwise overlooked, and in many cases, underserved. This is partly why the Yoga Service Council came to be in the [...]

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Yoga conferences, they are a-changin’. And mostly for the better. The first ever Accessible Yoga Conference will happen this year, and that’s one sign that yoga is evolving for good. Accessibility has been a huge topic in the yoga world as of late with many voices calling for an open dialogue about yoga’s adaptability – [...]

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Dear Ms. Budig, I’m writing in response to your recent blog post, Color the World, in which you share the “venomous” rejection of you as the face of body positivity and call it an act of bullying. While I, nor the Yoga and Body Image Coalition I co-founded, wrote the post you were referring to, [...]

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Yoga is for every body. Unfortunately, not everyone feels that way. A new studio in Seattle is set on doing their part to change that by creating a safe and welcoming space that every member of the diverse community can feel comfortable practicing in. As the yoga scene is largely populated by the straight, white, [...]

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This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on Power, Privilege and Responsibility in Yoga. Read Part 1 and Part 2. by Kerrie Kauer As Hala Khouri said during our panel, if you are not working against racism individually and in the world, then you are actively supporting racism and racist systems. And we have [...]

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This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Power, Privilege and Responsibility in Yoga. Read Part 1 here. by Kerri Kauer  Privilege is complex. Because while I have white privilege, I do not have heterosexual privilege. Many images of yogis in popular press, and in advertisements often reflect soft pornography that serves to (hetero)sexualize [...]

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This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on Power, Privilege and Responsibility in Yoga. by Kerrie Kauer A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be part of a panel with some amazing scholars, activists, yoga teachers, and educators discussing issues of power and privilege in yoga. This was part of an ongoing [...]

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Have you been keeping up with the evolution of positive body image awareness in yoga? The love your body message has made it all the way to the pages and the cover of what many of us might have considered to be the antithesis of body positivity before now: Yoga Journal. But the folks at [...]

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