Sustainable Movement News – September 2020

Sustainable Movement News – September 2020

I am realigning my twelve years of yoga teaching experience with my personal interest in bio-mechanics, sustainable movement, mindful movement, and somatics. In effect, i will no longer be teaching yoga. Those who have attended my classes over the last few years will have noticed much more reference to bio-mechanics and sustainable movement rather than traditional yoga asana. After long deliberation it now feels the right time to leave my yoga teacher label behind and move towards a future in natural movement. I will be forever grateful to the practice of yoga, my original yoga teachers and yoga class participants.
I have also spent time over the last few years educating myself on cultural appropriation, colonialism of yoga and unpacking my part in cultural appropriation, white privilege and racism in general. With anti-racism protests happening all over the world, it seems timely to mention the importance of this work now. If you are interested in looking into cultural appropriation, a good place to start would be with the work of Susanna Barkataki, https://www.susannabarkataki.com/. Rina Deshpande has written some excellent articles for Yoga Journal, https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/yoga-cultural-appropriation-appreciation. Closer to home, Sophia Ansari, https://www.sattvagaia.co.uk/, facilitates online ‘Understanding cultural appropriation in yoga’ courses that i would highly recommend.
Special mention is due for Stefan Vincent who is the very kind (and patient) designer of my wonderful new logo and illustrations https://www.stefanvincent.uk/
Sustainable Movement News – September 2020

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