The Yoga Service Council is looking to expand our blog, and would love to feature the voices of our community (that’s you!).
We’re interested in writing that speaks to our understanding of yoga service, which we define as:
The intentional sharing of yoga and mindfulness practices that support healing and build resilience for all regardless of circumstances, taught within a context of conscious relationship supported by regular reflection and self-inquiry.
If you have reflections, reports, or other relevant material you’d like to share, please review the guidelines below. Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Articles may be submitted at any time; our editorial team will get back to you within 10 days of submission.
- The YSC retains the right to reject or edit all submissions.
- Authors must be willing to work with editors to revise articles; 1-3 cycles of editorial review and revision may be required.
- Authors will have the opportunity to review editorial changes prior to publication.
- Original and unpublished work preferred. If your article has been published in other media, please indicate this for consideration.
- Writing on specific yoga service events or organizations is welcome provided it is informational, rather than promotional.
- Author grants to the YSC an exclusive license to publish their blog post for a seven-day period from the date it is first published by the YSC, during which time the author will not publish the blog post elsewhere.
- Author acknowledges that the YSC Blog states, “Please Note: The views expressed in YSC blog posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the YSC, its directors, officers, or members.”
- Article length: 1000-1800 words.
- Appropriate links: e.g., link every statistic noted to the original study, reference any important works cited or built upon.
- Craft a title that conveys your content succinctly, and promises to capture reader interest.
- Use subheadings to divide your article into sections.
- Use accessible language; avoid jargon.
- Do not assume that people have read books on yoga practice, philosophy or theory, or have studied it.
- Include 2-3 pictures that you have copyright to publish with the article. Include an eye-catching featured image that complements your writing, and will post well on social media.
- Include a 100-125 word author bio, along with an appropriate author photo (e.g., headshot).