Yoga Ed. is committed to equity and justice. Here’s what we’re doing to integrate this work from the inside out.
Honoring of Yoga & Mindfulness
Yoga Ed. honors the history and culture of Yoga and mindfulness within our curriculum and training. We are working closely with yoga, meditation, and mindfulness teacher Anusha Wijeyakumar to do this in a way that does not supersede the first amendment.
We seek to build access to equity-focused mental health and wellness resources. We have created a wellness platform that includes diverse and historically underrepresented educators in the wellness industry. Our educators are trauma-informed and offer variations of techniques to honor all bodies and minds. We offer content that is free to $750, 1 minute to 6 months so that people of all means can access Yoga Ed.
Team Diversity and Development
We continually seek to diversify our program facilitators, core staff, and leadership team. Our core staff learns from ABAR educator Britt Hawthorne through team ABAR training to continue to examine our curriculum, policies, and practices through an anti-bias, anti-racist lens and initiate change.
Board of Advisors
Yoga Ed. works with an advisory board to inform our content, delivery, and operations. Our advisory board has BIPOC, yoga and mindfulness, trauma-informed practices, education, and mental health representation.
We have diversified our ownership through crowdraising, so the people who own Yoga Ed. represent the people we serve.
When Yoga Ed. uses content made by others on social media, we create exchange with them. We also do not leverage posts from BIPOC for profit.
Yoga Ed. is committed to pursuing business relationships with Minority-owned and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) to support its core values of diversity, equity and inclusion. Yoga Ed. encourages participation and support of supplier diversity by requesting this information when searching for new suppliers who can provide high-quality services at competitive price points, and makes this information available to organizations and individuals we work with. Yoga Ed.’s MWBE objectives are overseen by leadership. All personnel purchasing for their teams are encouraged to make their procurement with a certified MWBE.
This kind of change takes time.
The time to start is now.
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