Teaching Yoga

Waking Up To Whiteness with Michelle Cassandra Johnson Ep.12

January 22, 2020 Cora Geroux Season 1 Episode 12
Teaching Yoga
Waking Up To Whiteness with Michelle Cassandra Johnson Ep.12
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Teaching Yoga
Waking Up To Whiteness with Michelle Cassandra Johnson Ep.12
Jan 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Cora Geroux

What role do white yoga teachers play in shifting the cultural landscape inside of yoga spaces to one of equity, and liberation for all?

Michelle Johnson and I unpack this question, and define terms that you need to know like:

  • White Supremacy
  • Privilege
  • Oppression
  • Racism
  • Liberation
  • Intersectionality

We also cover:

  • How yoga philosophy calls us to create justice and liberation for all 
  • Do white people know? Or are we just not willing to break down a system we benefit from?
  • Why remaining neutral in the name of equanimity causes deep harm
  • Spiritual bypassing in the yoga community
  • The role that white yoga teachers can play in creating a just yoga landscape
  • Resourcing marginalised people to get where they want to go
  • Understanding equity
  • Why inclusion is not enough
  • Why dismantling racism is messy, and hard, and why we have to do it anyway
  • What a just an equitable yoga landscape actually looks like
  • Being in relationship with the communities that the yoga industry has marginalised 
  • Committing to the process of dismantling racism for the long haul

FIND MICHELLE


FIND CORA

Find the links to resources mentioned in this show here

Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)

Show Notes

What role do white yoga teachers play in shifting the cultural landscape inside of yoga spaces to one of equity, and liberation for all?

Michelle Johnson and I unpack this question, and define terms that you need to know like:

  • White Supremacy
  • Privilege
  • Oppression
  • Racism
  • Liberation
  • Intersectionality

We also cover:

  • How yoga philosophy calls us to create justice and liberation for all 
  • Do white people know? Or are we just not willing to break down a system we benefit from?
  • Why remaining neutral in the name of equanimity causes deep harm
  • Spiritual bypassing in the yoga community
  • The role that white yoga teachers can play in creating a just yoga landscape
  • Resourcing marginalised people to get where they want to go
  • Understanding equity
  • Why inclusion is not enough
  • Why dismantling racism is messy, and hard, and why we have to do it anyway
  • What a just an equitable yoga landscape actually looks like
  • Being in relationship with the communities that the yoga industry has marginalised 
  • Committing to the process of dismantling racism for the long haul

FIND MICHELLE


FIND CORA

Find the links to resources mentioned in this show here

Support the show (https://www.corageroux.com/theteachersclub)