Yoga & Equity Training
“Create intelligence in yourself in order to create proper understanding in the students for them to develop intelligence. To become a teacher, become a learner first.”
—B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Basic Guidelines for Teachers of Yoga
What is Yoga and Equity Training?
Teachers carry the art and science of Iyengar Yoga in themselves as they bring those teachings to their students and the world. Just as we have to clear the lens of the consciousness through our yoga practice and study to see the self within, we have to clean the vessel in which we carry the teachings of yoga to others.
Racism and discrimination are part of US culture. Unexamined conscious and unconscious negative attitudes exist within us even alongside and despite our best intentions. They affect our behavior and the quality of our connections with other people. Please investigate these resources to guide you in your active work to understand and transform the explicit and implicit biases that affect your life, your students’ lives, and your teaching.
These resources are offered in no particular order, and this list is by no means comprehensive. The list will be updated from time to time, so we encourage you to check back on a regular basis.