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Anti-Racism Resources for Yoga Practitioners/Teachers

I’d like to share with you some resources on yoga/spiritual practice and anti-racism and social justice work. This list is by no means complete. Rather, this collection includes teachers and resources whom I have learned from and encourage you to do the same. More importantly, I hope you will consider sharing these teachings with your friends/family/other yoga practitioners. I firmly believe it is our responsibility as yoga practitioners not only to stand in solidarity with Black people but to lift up BIPOC voices to educate other white people so that we may dismantle white supremacy. Please feel free to add additional resources in the comments.

Our Responsibility Right Now: Racism & Yoga a conversation between Kelley Palmer and Jivana Heyman

https://www.facebook.com/jivana108/videos/3297839850250636/

The Intersection of Yoga and Social Justice by Anjali Rao

https://breathetogetheronline.com/yoga/yoga-social-justice/?fbclid=IwAR1fpZHEbtKrHeqUe50sbaB-cG13mMWVz2bFaDhXWchXfKWKhy6c5ya-kMk

How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice by Susanna Barkataki 

https://www.susannabarkataki.com/post/how-to-decolonize-your-yoga-practice

Yoga is Dead Podcast – Hosted by Tejal Patel and Jesal Parikh six episodes examing challenges related to racism, sexism, and capitalism in the yoga world.

https://www.yogaisdeadpodcast.com/episodes

ABCDYogi – international community where South Asian yoga & mindfulness teachers offer education to all students. Everyone is welcome to learn regardless of ethnicity, gender, or practice level.

https://www.abcdyogi.com/

Books

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29429650-radical-dharma

Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger by Lama Rod Owens https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53133204-love-and-rage

Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World by Michelle Cassandra Johnson https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37683373-skill-in-action

Teachers

Susanna Barkataki – https://www.susannabarkataki.com/ and https://www.ignitebewell.com/

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams – https://angelkyodowilliams.com/ and https://radicaldharma.org/

Lama Rod Owens – https://www.lamarod.com/

Michelle Cassandra Johnson –https://www.michellecjohnson.com/

Luvena Rangel – http://www.thecurvyyogi.com/index.html

Kelley Palmer – https://peacefilledmama.com/

Constanza Eliana Chinea – https://www.embodyinclusivity.com/