I use my platform, privilege, & practices with purpose.
I have been teaching vinyasa-based yoga for 5+ years - but I recently took a break to sit with my cognitive dissonance and find a path forward in my teaching career that's in alignment with my values. I'm learning, unlearning, and renegotiating my relationship with our Western colonized yoga industry. I openly admit that I'll likely mess up over and over again. But I'm committed to engaging in dialogue, continuously learning and unlearning, and actively repairing any harm I cause.
I firmly believe that the oppressive systems in our society benefit when women, BIPOC, & queer folks feel trapped in their pain & keep themselves small. When we develop self-awareness, heal our traumas, and step into values-based living, we're better able to disrupt the status quo. Let's commit to the inner work & dismantle the racist, patriarchal, capitalist structures keeping us out of our power. My offerings are here to support you in that journey.
But I'm not the teacher or mentor for everyone.
And I'm 100% okay with that. Because in this moment, I know I'm meant to support likeminded folks who commit to continuous self-awareness and analyze their privileges. Who value radical vulnerability and are willing to let things feel messy. who are committed to being anti-racist in all areas of their lives - yes, even in their wellness and spirituality.
My teachings are rooted in the belief that the personal is inherently political; love and light don't disrupt
systemic oppression; toxic positivity is problematic; mindfulness & social justice go hand in hand.
I call out spiritual bypassing & it enrages me when people suggest "more love & light" alone will heal our society.
I don't live in a spiritual bubble or claim that I am enlightened, and I don't get "codes" that are ready for you to "download."
I believe "light work" and "shadow work" are problematic terms that support racist ideologies.
I think the majority of people teaching about manifestation and abundance fail to deeply analyze how their teachings are inextricably linked to capitalism, privilege, and white supremacy.