Yoga Talk Podcast 56: Creating Inclusive Yoga Spaces With Amber Karnes

with Yoga International

Kat and Kyle chat with Amber Karnes, the founder of Body Positive Yoga, about identifying wellness barriers and creating inclusive yoga spaces.

Talking points include:

  • What is Body Positive Yoga and what inspired Amber to create it?
  • Representation matters: how the media transmits the message that most people don't belong in yoga spaces.
  • How yoga teachers and studios can shift the perspective of what yoga is and who it's for.
  • The fine line between inclusion and tokenism.
  • What to avoid if you're a teacher and you want to make your yoga spaces more inclusive.
  • Thoughts on hands-on assists and ways to obtain consent before you touch a student.
  • The importance of safe spaces.
  • Learning to empathize with people who are different from us.
  • And more...

Learn more about Body Positive Yoga via their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

And learn about Yoga for All (the teacher training Amber Karnes and Dianne Bondy co-facilitate) here.

Send your comments, questions, and future show ideas to: YogaTalk@yogainternational.com

Original score for this podcast is by Austin Joy.

Audio and video downloads are available for Digital Members.

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