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Panel Discussion | Evolution of Yoga Summit and Blueprint, Part 2: Equity and Racism

with Terry Harris, Michelle Cassandra Johnson, Colin Lieu, Lakshmi Nair, and Amina Naru. While whiteness is positioned to have access to practices that are healing and liberating, we know many BIPOC are suffering with disproportionate rates of hypertension, heart disease, racial trauma, and the impacts of being made invisible by culture. When we leave race out of a conversation about yoga, we reinforce the idea that some are meant to suffer while others are meant to be healed and liberated. A focus on race allows us to deepen our understanding of the intersection of capitalism and the industry of yoga, and to consider how we can truly move beyond inclusion and create a liberatory space where those marginalized based on race can practice self-determination and create conditions for themselves to thrive.