Yoga for All

 

 

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Welcome to Yoga for All, a healing justice revolution. 

 

Healing Justice by the definition of Cara Page is a framework for responding to intergenerational trauma and violence in order to transform our communities and movements while building power and resilience.

Healing Justice  

 

ALLOWING OURSELVES REST IS A RADICAL ACT

OFFERING OURSELVES COMPASSION IS A RADICAL ACT

PROVIDING OURSELVES TIME IS A RADICAL ACT 

 

Why Yoga: 

Restorative yoga  is known for its benefits for  both body and mind . When there is much going on in our own lives from a   global pandemic to  continued  systemic racism  we may feel overwhelmed, drained, exhausted,  anxious, scared, tense, etc. As these feelings become a part of our everyday living  our nervous systems can get “stuck ” in a “fight or flight” response.

Mind Body based practices such as Yoga  specifically Restorative Yoga can help to support us move through  and get “unstuck” . The practice even once a week has the ability to help us feel settled, even with all that is going on, and expand the capacity to heal stress-related physical and emotional issues.

Myths of Yoga:

  • I need to be flexible
  • I have to look a certain way
  • I need to be able to meditate
  • I need to have money 
  • It's only for certain people

We are rejecting these ideas because the yoga practice is for everyone

 

Why Pilates:

Pilates is a movement theory based on the creator Joseph Pilates. It was developed in the early 20th century. It is a low-impact exercise style that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. The six Pilates principles: breath, centering, control, precision, concentration, and flow all work to bring the mind, body, and soul into alignment

 

 

 

"If only they could see that yoga is about coming home to yourself, and that yoga is a practice for everyone

I wonder how we got to this point? I guess it’s a combination of factors; a competitive industry with lots of money at stake, a colonizer mindset always looking to brand something, and our generally competitive nature. In many ways, the universal spiritual teachings of yoga are at odds with capitalism. So we’ve had to distort yoga to fit into our cultural norms.

The truth of yoga often isn’t shared or taught because it’s about giving people agency over their body and over their lives. It’s about empowering people to be truly independent. And that kind of independence may not be good for business."

By Jivana Heyman

Jivana Heyman: Events, Classes, Podcasts, and Book

 

 

Land Acknowledgment

San Francisco: The land of the Ramaytush People

Native Land Map: Ramaytush