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Entry DateType of ResourceName of Resource, Author, Publication DateLink to Resource:Why are you submitting this Resource?Does this Resource directly address Yoga?Which topics does this Resource address? Please choose from:
Ethnicity / Race, Physical Ability / Able-bodiness, Power, Privilege, Cultural Appropriation, Diversity, Equity in Pay / Fees, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Harassment / Me Too, Nationality, Trauma, Age, Faith / Religion, Inclusivity, Training / Education, Gender, Mindfulness, Language, Legal, Business Acumen, Training / Certification, All, Other (write in)
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3/3/2019Online Website/Book/ArticleLiving Sanskrit - Education, Training, Coursework (FREE)https://livingsanskrit.com/Cultural distortion of traditional yogic teachingsYesEthnicity / Race, Cultural Appropriation, Nationality, Faith / Religion, Inclusivity, Training / Education, Language, Other (Tradition)protecting the purity and depth of authentic traditional yoga sadhana teachings
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3/1/2019Online Website/Book/ArticleDecolonizing Yogahttp://www.decolonizingyoga.com/Amazing ref articles, a bit outdated thoughYesEthnicity / Race, Physical Ability / Able-bodiness, Diversity, Equity in Pay / Fees, Sexual Orientation, Inclusivity, Me TooThis website addresses issues above and is great reference material.www.tejalyoga.com/abcdyogi
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3/2/2019Online Website/Book/ArticleStanding Up to Racism, Red Table Talk, Oct 2018https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=392138328253003Excellent news story and lesson on biasNo Ethnicity / Race, Privilege, Diversity, Inclusivity, BusinessMichelle Saahene and Melissa DePino describe what it was like to witness an unfair, racially biased arrest, as well as how the experience changed their lives - inspiring them to launch From Privilege to Progress.https://www.facebook.com/fromprivilegetoprogress/
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3/3/2019Online Website/Book/ArticleWhen the Elephant in the Room is You, Dr Gail Parkerhttps://drgailparker.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/when-the-elephant-in-the-room-is-you/Great blog for referenceYesEthnicity / Race, Privilege, Diversity, Inclusivity, Faith / Religion, BusinessBeing inclusive is about cultural competence and a willingness to have an open, non-defensive conversation.https://drgailparker.wordpress.com/how-to-take-yoga-off-the-mat/
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3/3/2019Online Website/Book/ArticleCONTEMPORARY YOGA AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
By Amber Baker | November 12th, 2014
http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/contemporary-yoga-and-social-justice/Consider ways to give backYesPower, Privilege, Diversity, Equity in Pay / Fees, Inclusivity, Other (Karma)In what ways has your yoga practice influenced you to participate in social justice efforts?http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/
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3/3/2019Online Website/Book/ArticleStretching Yoga Into a Social-Justice Pose
BY ANNA NORTH JULY 13, 2014 10:09 AM
https://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/stretching-yoga-into-a-social-justice-pose/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1Addresses many topics that still needs to be at the forefront of conversationsYesEthnicity / Race, Physical Ability / Able-bodiness, Power, Privilege, Diversity, Equity in Pay / Fees, Faith / Religion, Inclusivity, Training / Education, Gender, Language, Legal, Business AcumenWhether the yoga community will come together to address what some see as its insularity, or to help more instructors find financial stability, remains to be seen
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3/3/2019Online Website/Book/ArticleSay My Name — Why Mispronouncing And Joking About POC Names Is Racial Microaggression
Mar 1, 2017
https://medium.com/the-vocal/say-my-name-why-mispronouncing-and-joking-about-poc-names-is-racial-microaggression-76c2ce58f316small, seemingly insignificant things and the ways we’re forced to live in white, western, colonised worlds, constantly on the outside, never quite fitting inNo Ethnicity / Race, Power, Privilege, Cultural Appropriation, Diversity, Nationality, Inclusivity, Mindfulness, Language,Names are personal, and for some of us they represent one of the few connections we still hold to the heritage we left behind when we chose to embrace Australian culture and identity as our own.
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2/1/2019Printed Material Book/Magazine/Journal/ArticleNew Age Capitalism making money east of eden by Kimberly J Lau
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http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/13378.htmldetails author's research on yoga in the west and issues of self, modernity, and globalization through personal practiceYesEthnicity / Race, Power, Privilege, Cultural Appropriation, Diversity, Faith / Religion, Inclusivity, Training / Education, Legal, Business Acumenexamines the ideological work that has created this billion-dollar business and allowed "Eastern" and other non-Western traditions to be coopted by Western capitalism
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3/2/2019On Screen Movie/Show/EpisodeSAAPYA 2013 Conferencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=901d1NbKa3c&list=PLAjeGCjyIh2wyjMGBWtzCiEcgRx9DYYFA&index=12&t=0sThis is the first resource I came across that directly addressed the issue of yoga as a colonized, commodified practice. Before watching this, I didn't realize that there is a very conspicuous absence of South Asian voices and experiences in yoga spaces. As a cis white woman, it also really forced me to interrogate how I contribute to that and begin to reevaluate how and why I practice yoga.YesEthnicity / Race, Cultural Appropriation, Diversity, Faith / Religion, Training / Education
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3/3/2019Online Website/Book/ArticleYoga History Timeline by Omni Kitts Ferrarahttps://www.sutori.com/story/yoga-history-timeline--JjCji6sfebXEyY3kwqL5g3RfYoga History Timeline Important dates for the history of Yoga in India and the West.YesCultural Appropriation, Mindfulness, TraditionImportant dates for the history of Yoga in India and the West.
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3/3/2019Online Website/Book/Article8 Signs Your Yoga Practice Is Culturally Appropriated – And Why It Matters
https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/8-signs-your-yoga-practice-is-culturally-appropriated-and-why-it-matters/
Many of us get defensive when confronted with our own prejudices and the fact of our privilege--we put up walls before we give someone the chance to be heard. This article breaks down how yoga is appropriated and commodified and why that matters. It will certainly give me the language I need to share this issue with others.YesEthnicity / Race, Power, Cultural Appropriation, Faith / Religion
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