Yogactivism comes in waves. When there’s a cause, there’s sure to be a swell of yogis there to fight for it. But when it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement, the majority of the yoga community for whatever reason has gone from om to mum. Perhaps it’s too political? Too controversial? While inclusivity and [...]
Did you know one week ago, on January 11, was Human Trafficking Awareness Day? Or that a 2010 White House release marked January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month? In the realm of yogactivism, Yoga Freedom Project is leading the way in an effort to raise more awareness about sex trafficking and raise money [...]
image: IAYB An uprising is afoot over Yoga Journal holding their San Francisco conference at the Hyatt Regency despite a years-long union activists’ boycott “demanding fair treatment of hotel workers, higher wages, better benefits, safer workloads, and the right to unionize freely.” The boycott launched in June 2010 has made little progress with Yoga Journal who holds their [...]
Lady loses her top to prove her point. Yogis lose their patience. Who comes out on top on the topless issue?
Topless activist Moira Johnston can be seen strolling the streets of the East Village or perusing the veggies at Union Square’s Green Market completely topless. No it is not a crime.
The yogactivists have arrived to #OccupyWallSt! “My heart is open, my mouth is ready, the hair is big, and my friends are waiting. Got everything I need to join in and change the world!!!!!” Seane Corn announced Monday morning before leading approximately 100ish+ yoga folk and surrounding yogific protestors in a call to action. It [...]
Meet our latest musical obsession! Morley is a singer songwriter soulstress with a soothing sensuality oozing with empowered femininity and grace. Yes, lovely! We had the delight of hearing Morley live this past weekend at the REVEAL conference at Urban Zen where she opened and closed the day’s event. Morley’s music is deeply rooted in [...]
The latest in the ‘NYTimes on Yoga’ file (they love it!) is an urging message to all American yogis: If you’re going to continue redefining to the world what yoga is, can y’all stop being (just) posers? In the article “Posing for Fitness” the author accentuates his cause by comparing two recent books on yoga’s [...]
Is donating your yoga mat really helping the people of Haiti? This image popped up on James Follows blog over at The Atlantic yesterday and has since been splashed across the web with the likes of Gawker, Boing Boing and HuffPo all having a crack at it, inciting references to Alicia Silverstone’s character in Clueless [...]
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