It is convenient to market their signature style of yoga as the one that will make you slimmer, younger, happier, whiter––(Oops. Did we say that out loud?) ⠀ It is convenient to sell their branded … [Read more...] about Here’s what corporate titans in yoga and fitness don’t want you to know.
Archives for October 2021
Yoga is not meant to exist as your sole mode of movement. When commodified as a fitness modality in competition with others, its teachers and practitioners often limit themselves to not only thinking … [Read more...] about You Can’t Make Yoga Smarter – Part 1
Movement classes continue to be out of reach for communities most affected by institutional and systemic trauma, pain, inequality and violence. For these communities, wellness is a right, not a … [Read more...] about There is no wheel that can prescribe your position and proximity to privilege, wealth, and power.
A year ago, The Connective did not yet have a name. At the onset of the pandemic, I saw an opportunity. I reached out to teachers in my network. What issues had they been struggling with? What was … [Read more...] about What is worth doing, even if we fail?
Cool. Because right now, we exist in this online space with other platforms that are backed by private equity and investors. Many have been around for a long time, contributing to and benefitting from … [Read more...] about Sick of supporting corporate fitness and yoga platforms that exploit their teachers, promote toxic fitness culture, and lack diversity?