CE Workshop | Reflection: Yoga Teachers, Power, and Privilege, Part 2

March 18, 2021

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Inspired by presenter Susanna Barkataki’s book Embrace Yoga’s Roots, this four-part series explores key issues in our community and offers participants experience in powerful practices like yoga, conversation, breathing, and meditation. These practices help support us in mending our spirits as we act, transform, care, and support ourselves and others. Part 2 focuses on power and privilege.

About the Presenters

Anjali Rao came to the yoga mat at nearly 40 years old, recovering from breast cancer surgery. Growing up in Bangalore, India, Karma and Bhakti Yoga was a way of life. She studies, teaches, and writes about Yoga philosophy/history from a socio-political perspective and is deeply interested in the intersectionality of race, culture, gender, and accessibility of Yoga practices. She aims to make the practice and study of yoga on and off the mat helpful and joyful to people across ages, genders, and abilities. She is a faculty member in various 200 and 300-hour teacher trainings in the country. She serves on the Board for HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit that helps survivors and those going through treatment regardless of financial status. She is a lifelong student of Indian Classical Dance, a sucker for puppies, loves dark chocolate, the ocean, and old trees.

An Indian yoga practitioner in the Shankaracharya tradition, Susanna Barkataki supports practitioners to lead with equity, diversity, and yogic values while growing thriving practices and businesses with confidence. She is the founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute and runs 200/500-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs. She is an E-RYT 500 and Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She is also author of the #1 New Release and International Bestseller in Yoga in Nov 2020, Embrace Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. With an Honors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, Barkataki is a diversity, accessibility, inclusivity, and equity (DAIE) yoga unity educator who created the ground-breaking Honor {Don’t Appropriate} Yoga Summit with over 10,000 participants. Learn more and take her complimentary masterclass to embrace yoga’s roots without appropriation:

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