It's a beautiful feeling to be surrounded by positive vibes, incredible music, and amazing people. But, more often than not, or at least more often than in my previous years, I am in places where I am one of the few white people around. This is kind of monumental, at least for a lot of…Read more PRIDE pop-up festival! (though this title may be deceiving)
This is weekend was packed full of intensity, interspersed with power, partner, and (much needed) restorative asana practice. We focused on how the 8 limbs of Raja yoga can be integrated into social justice/anti-racism work. It all began with a heart breaking scenario that Felicia created, to have us think deeply about our reactions to…Read more “If it’s to be, it starts with me.” -Norris Henderson
Well, the baby birds are pretty much grown. But, instead of pushing us out of the nest to watch us fly away on our own, mama bird Felicia expands her nest and simultaneously provides us with encouragement to build our own. Along with the encouragement to find our own voice with which we will speak…Read more Baby birds 🐣
Questions I ask myself ALOT lately: -How does and has my whiteness impact people of color in my life? -How does and has my whiteness impact humanity as a whole? Well, I am not going to try and write those answers out now. It will take a great deal of thought and time in this…Read more whiteness. sickness.
I am thankful beyond words for having the opportunity to explore the ins and outs and upside-downs of racism in the United States today, yesteryear, and centuries ago. Through our fearless leaders Rockie, Dr. Mike, and Martin, we marched forward into territory in which I am not very comfortable or necessarily familiar. And, this is all a…Read more White privilege is about what doesn’t happen to you.
Though it was Day 2 without our Felicia leading, we held our own! Starting with a gentle yoga class at the studio in the Kingsley, taught by three of our students and then leading right into a 30 minute chair yoga class as part of a health fair, we eased our way into the day.…Read more Student teachers ran this show today!
As our revered instructor is off making more yoga history happen for Pittsburgh, we were treated with a visit by guest instructor Joanne Spence. She taught us a chair yoga class. I was a bit skeptical, as there is such stigma attached to chair yoga, i.e. It's for "old" people. So not true. Joanne showed us…Read more While the teacher’s away, the students will… Sit in their chairs!