Part 1: Racism and Stepping Into My Power as a Black Woman and Yoga Teacher
Dianne Talks to Dr. Valin S. Jordan, Ed.D. on 824: The Spirituality and Social Justice Podcast
Find yourself having tough conversations with your friends and family about racism—in yoga and beyond? I’m having those conversations too. I recently spoke with Dr. Valin S. Jordan on her podcast about what it means to be a Black woman in the world and a Black yoga teacher in the yoga industrial machine. In the first part of our conversation, we delve into topics like:
The treatment of Blackness in mainstream yoga, why I started my own yoga studio and why I continue to leverage yoga as a platform for social justice
How we all play a role in white supremacy and what it means to actively work against it
“Playing the race card” and why it’s impossible not to because race is always a factor
Why I run every day and how my daily runs have turned into a platform for social justice
You can listen to 824: The Spirituality and Social Justice Podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Learn more about Dr. Jordan’s work on Yoga 4 Social Justice and on Instagram.
Be sure to listen to Part 2 of the interview.
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