The word “yoga” translates to union or oneness. However, the yoga and wellness spaces aren't reflective of its diverse participants. The lack of racial diversity, representation, and accessibility in the wellness world has played a large role in perpetuating the oppression and discrimination of Black and Indigenous people of color.
More diversity and inclusion in the yoga and wellness industries is long overdue, and it's time to create permanent change. We invite you to join us in cultivating a stronger sense of inclusion, belonging, and connection — in the yoga community, and beyond. Here are some resources to inspire action for lasting change.
BLACK YOGA + WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS
• Ashley Limehouse (@yogi_mama_ash) — Yoga Teacher + Co-Creator of BRWN Girl Talk
• Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts (@chelsealovesyoga) — Yoga Teacher + Founder of Red Clay Yoga
• Koya Webb (@koyawebb) — Yoga Teacher + Founder of Get Loved Up Wellness Community
• Seeking Space Yoga (@seekingspaceyoga) — Portland, OR
• Embrace Yoga (@embraceyogadc) — Washington, DC
BLACK YOGA AND WELLNESS ORGANIZATIONS
• Africa Yoga Project
• Black Yoga Teachers Alliance
• Red Clay Yoga
• The Holistic Life Foundation
Let's make a real difference—together. How have you been showing your support? Share your resources with us in the comments below!