Our Work toward Institutional Change in Yoga Spaces
We are a gay-owned, locally owned small business that welcomes everyone. We don't strive to be inclusive because it's just who we are. If you don't feel welcome the moment you enter our space, we've failed you. Part of this process is recognizing the inequities in yoga spaces and working to address these imbalances at an institutional level, both in our studios and across the field.
In order to create this change, we want to get more Black, Indigenous, and Non-White people in front of yoga classrooms. Hence we offer a sizable discount on our yoga teacher trainings.
Reparatory Discount for Black, Indigenous, and Non-White People
We recognize that the United States is built on centuries of racialized injustice. We acknowledge the appropriation of land from Indigenous communities, the forced unpaid labor of Black people, the internment of Asian Americans, and the countless other historical injustices experienced by the racially marginalized. We acknowledge the racialized oppression that still rages around us.
As a part of our commitment to be actively antiracist, we offer a need-blind 10-percent reparatory discount on teacher trainings to anyone who self-identifies as Black, Indigenous, or otherwise Non-White.
Gratitude Discount for Indians and Indian Americans
Yoga is an ancient sacred practice originating in India; it shares roots with Hinduism, Buddhism, and other subcontinental Asian religions. While we honor the agency of the Indian entrepreneurs who popularized yoga in the West, we acknowledge that the practice has been coopted by American corporations and currently brings profit chiefly to white American teachers. We also acknowledge the xenophobic and racist discrimination faced by Indians in America.
As part of our commitment to honor the people from whose cultural practice we draw profit, physical well-being, and spiritual growth, we offer a need-blind 10-percent gratitude discount on teacher trainings to Indians and Indian Americans.
Our Work toward Institutional Change outside Yoga Spaces
We donate charity passes for fundraisers and silent auctions that focus on racial and social justice. If your nonprofit is in the social or racial justice field and you have an upcoming event, please be in touch!