Hi Readers! I have been thinking a lot about the barriers that exist that make yoga inaccessible or even unappealing to certain segments of the population.
In my last post, I wrote:
“Yoga is for every body- all colors, shapes and sizes. Yoga is for all people across the ability spectrum. Yoga is for queer, trans and gender non-conforming folks. Yoga is for body builders and football players– miners and advertising executives. And yes, it’s for young, petite white women like me. As long as the yoga community continues to depict yoginis as young, white, petite and female, we are sending a message of exclusion.”
In order for the above to be true, barriers need to be broken. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on what truly accessible yoga would look like.
What would need to exist in a yoga class to make it completely barrier free, so that ALL PEOPLE feel accepted?
Please chime in!
“I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls.” -W. E. B. Du Bois