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Coming Home: A Reflection on my Yoga Roots by Crystal Noelle McCreary

Prologue I am a yogi. I practice, teach, and train people in the art of yoga. This was not my dream job, and I hesitate to call it a job at all. It feels more like a calling, as they say, or even [...]

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Yoga Belongs to You, Too… ~by Charlene A. Sams, 500-RYT

Black Yoga Teacher Alliance Conference at Kripalu, August 25 – 28, 2016. I just returned from a family reunion! Had no idea I was even going to one. I registered for the Black Yoga Teachers [...]

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From “Yogalebrity” to Inclusive Community: An Interview with Melanie Klein, co-founder of Yoga and Body Image Coalition

Melanie Klein, the Co-Founder of Yoga and Body Image coalition (Y.B.I.C.), sat down with Susanna Barkataki, a board member of Yoga Service Council, to discuss moving beyond “yogalebrity” to yoga [...]

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Yoga & Diversity, Pt. 3: Yoga Socials and Bender – “Bring On the Diversity” ~ by Karla Velasco

This is the final post in a 3-part series exploring diversity (or the lack thereof) in Chicago’s yoga community. The author, Karla Velasco, wrote it as part of Natalie [...]

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Yoga & Diversity, Pt. 2: From Yoga in Jail to Yoga in the Community ~ Karla Velasco

This post is the second in a 3-part series exploring diversity (or the lack thereof) in Chicago’s yoga community. The author, Karla Velasco, wrote it as part of Natalie [...]

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Yoga & Diversity, Pt. 1: Visiting Chicago’s Yoga Circle – “Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out” ~ by Karla Velasco

This post is the first in a 3-part series exploring diversity (or the lack thereof) in Chicago’s yoga community. The author, Karla Velasco, wrote it as part of Natalie Tomlin’s [...]