These are links to causes, people etc that I support. Please check them out!
"...committed to body love by developing, promoting and supporting yoga that is accessible, body positive and reflects the full range of human diversity."
The Yoga and Body Image Coalition works with all of the ways yoga and body image intersect to create greater access and dignity for all.
Founded by my good friend, Katherine. Hanson.
Shetrusts provides a place for us to learn from one another, and to insert the conversation about quality and durability back into the fashion dialogue.
Mastin Kipp is the founder of TheDailyLove.com – a website, daily email and twitter account that serves soulful inspiration to a new generation. Started as a feed of quotes sent to Mastin’s friends, The Daily Love shot to fame after a tweet from Kim Kardashian. And a love monster was born.
Hosting Mastin on her weekly show Super Soul Sunday, Oprah dubbed him an “up and coming thought leader of the next generation of spiritual thinkers.” Both an honor, and a mouthful.
Mastin’s mission is to connect people back to what makes them happy. Happy people make better choices, and better choices make for a better planet.
Founder: Liz DiAlto (fabulous human being. really.)
The Wild Soul Way
Wild Soul Movement Is Built Upon Five Core Agreements:
- Your body is a miracle-creating, life-giving work of art.
- You are worthy of limitless joy, love and fulfillment of your wildest dreams.
- Your desires are trustworthy guidance.
- You are enough right now.
- You are a WOMAN, not just some lovelier version of a man.
Chelsea Loves Yoga. Founder: Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD
I was blessed with the opportunity to take a Diversity Training workshop with Chelsea and Jacoby Ballard. I was touched by the dedication to bring yoga to the Atlanta area:
Currently Chelsea is developing a yoga and literacy curriculum for Atlanta area youth organizations, as well as providing trainings for yoga practitioners, educators, community leaders, activists, and students interested in expanding their awareness on issues concerning marginalized youth, individuals, and communities. Chelsea conducts trainings for yoga instructors and classroom teachers at local yoga studios, community centers, and schools and continues to contribute research findings to educational journals and contemporary publications. (See: Yoga Literature and Art Camp)
From TREE Diversity Training:
The newest TREE program is a Nationally offered Diversity Training for Yoga Teachers, to either be inserted into existing 200- and 500- hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, or to simply be offered at yoga studios around the country. This program has a training staff of 14 stellar leaders, who are all social justice educators and organizers as well as certified yoga instructors with a vested interest in every yoga classroom being truly inviting to everyone across humanity.
In this workshop/training we examine the ways in which injustice insidiously enters yoga studios, retreats and trainings and how as teachers and practitioners, we can unknowingly perpetuate the oppression of our society in ways that include: racism, homophobia, misogyny, transphobia, ableism, and ageism.