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Race & Equity in Yoga: An Online Training with Kelley Palmer

The movement for Black lives has become front-and-center news. It is clear. A shift is necessary. But let’s be real: this isn’t a new problem. And since the dynamics of society are always replicated in our institutions, every industry from fashion to wellness is reckoning with its issues around race, equity, and social justice. Spoiler …

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‘Our Family’s Doing Yoga’ Represents Black Families on the Mat

“When I became pregnant with my second child, I immediately noticed a difference in my mental and physical health,” says SonJoria Sydnor. “I thought it would get better after she was born, but it didn’t.” Searching for a way to manage post-partum depression led SonJoria to try yoga, as a way to make time to …

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Incarcerated Women and Trauma-Informed Yoga Study in STL

Guest post by Katherine Kelton, Saint Louis University Diversity Fellow. Women are the fastest growing population in our nation’s prisons and jails. Since the 1980’s, the rate at which women are incarcerated has increased by 700%.1Each year, 60,000 to 72,000 women are released from prison. Unfortunately, an average of 60% will be reincarcerated within 3 …

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