Social Injustice in the Body (VIDEO 2:09:04) — IYNAUS Outreach Committee Yoga and Equity Symposium. Chevara Orrin and Marla Apt discuss unhealed race-based trauma compared to trauma caused by systems of oppression and exclusion; practicing non-violence; and creating a supportive, safe yoga environment, March 2020.
The Legacy of Racism and the Ethics of Yoga (VIDEO 1:59:21) — IYNAUS Outreach Committee Yoga and Equity Symposium.
Dr. Andrea Benjamin, Dr. Ann Ostendorf, and Jarvis Chen, ScD, discuss the history of racism and how its legacy plays out in all our lives.
Access and Inclusion (VIDEO 1:25:22) — IYNAUS Outreach Committee Yoga and Equity Symposium.
Cohosted by Brittany Harris and Betsy Silva, this session features Iyengar community members speaking about their experiences regarding race, equity, and inclusivity and discussions on making Iyengar Yoga more accessible and giving underrepresented practitioners a stronger voice.
Yoga Hierarchies, Power and Equity (VIDEO 1:56:33) — IYNAUS DEIJ Yoga and Equity presents Yoga Hierarchies, Power and Equity.
In this session, CIYTs Hong Gwi-Seok and John Schumacher discuss a brief history of B.K.S. Iyengar, the development of Iyengar Yoga in the context of colonialism, and how we’ve inherited the concept of the guru in the West. CIYT Lisa Jo Landsberg facilitates a discussion about how we, as contemporary practitioners, support an equitable and inclusive tradition. May 15, 2021.
A Candid Conversation with Mychal Bryan (VIDEO 2:05:27) — IYNAUS DEIJ Yoga and Equity presents A Candid Conversation with Mychal Bryan.
In our final session in the 2020–2021 Yoga and Equity Series, we invited all practitioners to join DEIJ Committee members, past speakers, and volunteers in a community dialogue about moving from listening and learning to implement change in practice. Mychal A. Bryan, CIYT, facilitated a sharing of ideas and posed questions to challenge and elevate our practice as an Iyengar community. July 24, 2021
Yoga and Equity In Action: Iyengar Yoga in Prison (VIDEO 1:56:57) — The IYNAUS Yoga Equity Committee presents Yoga and Equity In Action: Iyengar Yoga in Prison.
A facilitated conversation about teaching Iyengar Yoga within the criminal/legal system. This event featured the experiences of teachers already teaching in these settings and an open discussion to explore ways IYNAUS can help support and connect those doing this work and how IYNAUS might be able to guide those interested in getting started. April 24, 2022.
Forging Connections: Lessons from the Second Tuesday Race Forum of Denver (VIDEO 1:57:09) — The IYNAUS Yoga Equity Committee presents Forging Connections: Lessons from the Second Tuesday Race Forum of Denver.
During this event, we heard from Harold Fields and Dena Samuels, who co-facilitated the Second Tuesday Race Forum in Denver. This racial healing discussion group ran for over two decades. They shared their experiences leading the group and lessons for individuals and organizations. The event included an interview with the speakers, small break-out group discussions, and a Q+A session. October 15, 2022.
Embracing Yoga’s Roots with Susanna Barkataki (VIDEO 2:42:23) — The IYNAUS Yoga Equity Committee presents Embracing Yoga’s Roots with Susanna Barkataki.
We welcomed Susanna for this special session of the Yoga and Equity Symposium: “Embracing Yoga’s Roots,” a workshop based on the framework presented in her book, Embrace Yoga’s Roots, Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. Susanna Barkataki brought subject-matter expertise, passion, and yoga classroom experience. November 12, 2022.